Deepthi Jeevanji Shines with New Records at the 4th Asian Para Games

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The 4th Asian Para Games are witnessing an incredible gold rush for India as athletes from the nation continue to astound with their remarkable performances. The latest star to shine brightly is Deepthi Jeevanji, who not only clinched a gold medal in the women’s 400m-T20 but also set new Asian Para and games records on Tuesday.

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Deepthi Jeevanji’s remarkable feat was achieved with a record-breaking timing of 56.69 seconds. This outstanding performance secured her the coveted top podium finish, leaving her competition in awe. Thailand’s Orawan Kaising, who delivered a personal best time of 59.00 seconds, had to settle for silver. Meanwhile, Japan’s Niina Kanno claimed a bronze medal, clocking her personal best time of 59.73 seconds.

In the men’s 400m-T64 final, India had another reason to celebrate as Ajay Kumar secured a silver medal by achieving his personal best timing of 54.85 seconds. This was a highly commendable performance, though he was narrowly edged out by Saudi Arabia’s Nour Mohammed. Nour Mohammed’s exceptional timing of 52.81 seconds not only secured him the gold medal but also broke the Asian Para record. Thailand’s Jafa Seapla managed to secure the bronze with a timing of 55.09 seconds.

Earlier in the day, Manish Kaurav added to India’s medal tally by clinching a well-deserved bronze medal in the Canoe Men’s KL3 Final event. His timing of 44.605 seconds was just 2.347 seconds shy of the gold, which was claimed by Uzbekistan’s Khasan Kuldashev with a timing of 42.258 seconds. Kazakhstan’s Zhalgas Taikenov secured the silver medal with a timing of 44.605 seconds, making it a closely contested event.

Adding to India’s glory, Prachi Yadav clinched a gold medal in the Canoe women’s KL2 event on Day 2 of the Asian Games – Para. Her victory came after she secured a silver medal on Day 1 in the women’s VL2 final, demonstrating her consistency and skill in the sport.

The Indian contingent has been setting the stage on fire, aiming to replicate the remarkable success of Day 1. After the events on the second day, India’s medal tally now stands at an impressive 17 medals, including 6 gold, 6 silver, and 5 bronze.

What makes this performance even more remarkable is the fact that India has sent its largest-ever contingent to the Asian Para Games. With 303 athletes, including 191 men and 112 women, the nation is leaving no stone unturned in its pursuit of glory at the continental event. This participation surpasses the previous edition of the games in 2018 when India sent 190 athletes and returned with a total of 72 medals, including an astonishing 15 gold medals.

As the 4th Asian Para Games continue, the Indian contingent is determined to keep the momentum going and add more gold to their ever-growing collection. The athletes have already showcased their mettle, and the world is watching in awe as they redefine the boundaries of possibility in para sports.