India bag 18 medals, including 4 gold on Day 2 of Hangzhou Asian Para Games
Prachi Yadav became the first Indian to win a para canoe gold in the Asian Para Games as she led the country’s medal rush for the second consecutive day here on Tuesday.
India won 18 medals on Tuesday, including four gold, taking the total tally to 35 in the first two days of competition. India had won 17 medals, including six gold, on Monday.
India remained on fourth spot in the standings with 10 gold, 12 silver and 13 bronze, behind China (155) , Iran (44) and Uzbekistan (38).
Prachi, who had won a silver in canoe VL2 category on Monday, bagged her second medal of the Games as she picked up a gold in KL2 event.
Deepthi Jeevanji (women’s T20 400m), Sharath Shankarappa Makanahalli (men’s T13 5000m) and Neeraj Yadav (men’s F54/55/56 discus throw) were the other gold medal winners on Tuesday.
The 28-year-old Prachi, who is paralysed below the waist, clocked 54.962 to cover the 500m distance and win gold in the KL2 event, meant for athletes who propel themselves with their arms and .

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