Indian para-athletes create history with India's highest-ever Medal Tally

Indian para-athletes have created history with India's highest-ever Medal Tally in the Para Asian Games with 111 medals, including 29 Gold medals.

Previously, India had won 14 medals in the 2010 edition, 33 in 2014, and 72 in 2018. This is India’s best-ever performance since the inception of the Games where India was ranked 5th in the overall medal tally. India sent its largest contingent this year, consisting of 303 athletes (191 male and 112 female). Out of the 111 medals, female athletes have contributed 40 medals, i.e. 36 percent of the medal tally.

Read in Hindi: भारतीय पैरा-एथलीट्स ने रचा इतिहास, पदकों का बनाया रिकॉर्ड

Speaking about the record-breaking performance, Anurag Singh Thakur, Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports, said that this performance reflects the hard work of our athletes and the introduction of the right policies in sports.

"The spectacular performance of athletes at the recently-concluded Asian Games as well as these Para Asian Games and the last Olympics, Paralympics, CWG, Deaflympics, goes to show that India's power in sports is growing," he adds.