India’s gold medal blast at the Asian Para Games continued as Ekta Bhyan won the gold medal in the women’s club throw event. She threw the club to 16.02 metres.
This is India’s fourth gold medal in Asian Para Games. India’s total medal tally has increased to 22. India has 22 medals including four gold, six silver and 12 bronze and is on 8th position in medal tally.
Rival in the club throw F32/51 event at the GBK Stadium, Ekta did not begin the opposition on a good note and after three throws, trailed her UAE opponent Thekra.
In the first attempt, Ekta threw 11.97m. But the UAE thrower then took the top spot by throwing 15.75m on third attempt. Ekta managed only 14.38m.
But on the fourth throw, Ekta shaped an effort of 16.02m which remained her best and helped her clinch the gold medal.
Ekta suffered a life threatening accident in 2003. But she took up para sports on persistence of Arjuna Awardee para athlete Amit Saroha.
Ekta is ranked number one in club throw in Asia.