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Asian Para Games: Archer Harvinder Singh bags gold in recurve event

Asian Para Games

Jakarta: Archer Harvinder Singh bagged a gold at the men’s individual recurve event, while Monu Ghangas claimed the silver in the men’s discus throw and in the shot put, Mohammed Yasser clinched a bronze at the Asian Para Games held in Jakarta on Wednesday.

Harvinder defeated Zhao Lixue of China by 6-0 in the W2/ST category final to claim the spot and take India’s gold tally to seven. The W2 category of impairment covers athletes with paraplegia, diplegia or double leg amputation below the knee, requiring a wheelchair.

Monu Ghangas claimed the silver in the men’s discus throw F11 category, while Mohammed Yasser fetched a bronze in the men’s shot put F46 category. The F11 category deals with visual impairment.

Mohammed Yasser’s throw of 14.22m got him the bronze while the gold in this event went to China’s Wei Enlong (15.67m) and Kazakhstan’s Mansurbayev Ravil (14.66m) won the silver. The F46 category of disability covers upper limb deficiency, impaired muscle power or impaired range of movement.

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