Ekta Bhyan won India’s fourth gold at the Asian Para Games by topping the women’s club throw event in Jakarta today. Bhyan produced her best throw of 16.02m in her fourth attempt to win the F32/51 event. The F32/51 class features athletes with significant impairment in hand function.
Bhyan had come into the competition on the back of a gold in the Indian Open Para Athletics Championship earlier this year.
India also secured three bronze medals today courtesy Jayanti Behera, Anandan Gunasekaran and Monu Ghangas. Ghangas finished third in the men’s shot put while Gunasekaran in men’s 200m and Behera in the women’s 200m race.
On Monday, Javelin thrower Sandeep Chaudhary produced a stunning world record effort as India bagged 11 medals, including three gold, on a productive day.