The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (MYAS) has sanctioned a complete of 303 sportspersons throughout 17 sporting disciplines for participation within the upcoming Asian Para Games. The Ministry additionally cleared a complete of 143 coaches, escorts, officers and support staff to be a part of the Asian Para Games contingent.
The athletes’ record contains of 191 male and 112 feminine athletes, with the most important contingent of 123 athletes being cleared for Athletics occasions. A complete of 190 athletes in 13 sporting occasions participated within the final version of the Asian Para Games in 2018 the place India returned with a complete of 72 medals together with 15 Golds.
In a outstanding feat, India will take part in seventeen disciplines, together with 5 sports activities — Canoe, Blind Football, Lawn Bowls, Rowing and Taekwondo — for the very first time. The send-off ceremony celebrated these athletes and instilled them with encouragement and dedication as they ready to etch their names within the annals of historical past.
The historic efficiency by the Indian contingent of profitable 107 medals on the simply concluded Asian Games has fuelled the athletes, coaches and support staff with a perception that the fourth Asian Para Games will break many data and would be the most profitable one within the historical past of Para Games within the nation.
As India’s 309 para-athletes put together to embark on their journey to the fourth Asian Para Games, all the nation stands firmly behind them. With the backing of the federal government and the Paralympic Committee of India, these athletes are poised to make historical past, encourage others, and make India proud.
(with inputs from ANI)