Women are on a roll these days as every day we hear one woman across the nation making our country proud with her achievement and making her name with her own dedication and hard work. This proves that women are no less than men and everything is possible for them.
The ongoing Asain Para Games are lately the topic of discussion and for all the right reasons as girl power is the major highlight of this mega event.
Ekta Bhyan made India proud by winning fourth gold medal for India at the Asian Para Games by topping the women’s club throw event on Tuesday (9th Oct). Bhyan gave her best shot in her fourth attempt, 16.02m, winning the F32/51 event ahead of UAE’s Alkaabi Thekra, who threw 15.75m.
The F32/51 class features athletes with significant impairment in hand function. The talented athlete had come into the competition on the back of a gold in the Indian Open Para Athletics Championship earlier in 2018.
Not just this, India has also pocketed three bronze medals on Tuesday and it’s all because of the hard work and dedication of Jayanti Behera, Anandan Gunasekaran and Monu Ghangas.
Ghangas finished third in the men’s shot put F11, which covers vision impairment, and Gunasekaran in men’s 200m T44/62/64 class, which deals with impairment in the foot, ankle and/or lower leg but the athletes compete without the prosthesis.
Jayanti won the bronze in the women’s 200m T45/46/47 event which is for athletes with limb impairment. On Monday 8th October, Javelin thrower Sandeep Chaudhary produced a stunning world record effort as India bagged 11 medals, including three gold, on a productive day.
Well, we hope these talented athletes keep making us proud with their achievements!