With Monday's 11 medals, India occupies the eighth spot in the medal tally with 3 gold, 6 silver and 8 bronze.

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Sports Para Asian Games Tuesday, October 09, 2018 - 10:35

Indian para-athletes dished out commendable performances to bag 11 medals, which included three golds, on the second day of the 2018 Para Asian Games in Jakarta on Monday.

Javelin thrower Sandeep Chaudhary clinched India's first gold of the Games in the men's F42-44/61-64 category in the morning session before middle distance runner Raju Rakshitha who was competing in the women's T11 1500m and swimmer Jadhav Suyash Narayan (men's S7 50m butterfly) clinched two more golds for India later in the day.

With the best throw of 60.01 metres, which Sandeep managed on his third attempt, he clinched the gold medal. The silver went to Sri Lanka's Chaminda Sampath Hetti, while Iran's Omidi Ali settled for the bronze.

India's medal tally shot up further with the addition of two more silver medals after Ramya Shanmugam and Radha Venkatesh finished second in women's F46 javelin throw and women's T12/13 1500m race, respectively.

India also won a silver in Para-powerlifting, through the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Sakina Khatun in women's 50 kg category, while shooting para-sport gave the country a silver and a bronze.

Indian para-swimmers also fetched three more bronze medals adding to the gold from Narayan.

In the latter part of the day, 2016 Rio Paralympics silver medallist Deepa Malik settled for a bronze in women's F 53/54 javelin throw with an effort of 10.15m.

With Monday's 11 medals, India occupies the eighth spot in the medal tally with 3 gold, 6 silver and 8 bronze.

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