Sports, Oct 28: India’s para-athletes achieved a historic milestone at the Hangzhou Para Asian Games by securing their 100th medal. This remarkable achievement was realized through the exceptional performance of Dilip Mahadu Gavit, who won a gold medal.
It is the first time that the Indian para contingent has reached the prestigious 100-medal mark, marking a watershed moment in their campaign at the Para Asian Games.
As of now, India boasts an impressive tally of 26 gold medals, 29 silver medals, and 45 bronze medals. This surpasses their previous best record achieved in 2018 when India won a total of 72 medals, including 15 golds, 24 silvers, and 33 bronzes. This extraordinary accomplishment is a testament to the dedication and hard work of India’s para-athletes.
100 MEDALS at the Asian Para Games! A moment of unparalleled joy. This success is a result of the sheer talent, hard work, and determination of our athletes.
This remarkable milestone fills our hearts with immense pride. I extend my deepest appreciation and gratitude to our… pic.twitter.com/UYQD0F9veM
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 28, 2023
What makes this achievement even more special is that India’s para-athletes have now matched their fellow athletes who have crossed the 100-medal mark at the Asian Games. This parity highlights the remarkable progress and success of para-sports in India.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi celebrated this significant milestone and attributed it to the exceptional talent, tireless efforts, and unwavering determination of the country’s para-athletes.
In a statement, he expressed immense pride in their remarkable achievement and extended his deepest appreciation and gratitude to the athletes, coaches, and the entire support system that has played a pivotal role in this journey of success.
This milestone serves as a source of inspiration and motivation for para-athletes in India, encouraging them to continue striving for excellence in their respective sports. It also reflects the nation’s commitment to fostering talent and promoting inclusivity in the field of sports.
The success of India’s para-athletes is a beacon of hope for future generations, demonstrating that with dedication and support, remarkable feats can be achieved.