Ananya Bansal Opens India's Medal Tally With Silver At Asian Youth Para Games

Ananya Bansal is among athletes from 30 countries and under the age of 23 who have taken part in the games.

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In an empowering repeat of women kickstarting India's medal count at the Tokyo Olympics this year, athlete Ananya Bansal secured a silver in shotput for the country at the Asian Youth Para Games 2021 in Bahrain. She competed in the F20 category and had an impressive throw of 7.05 metres.

Bansal has an intellectual impairment, as per reports. She was lauded by Deepa Malik, president of the Paralympic Committee of India (PCI), who said it was the "perfect day" to celebrate her win. "Such a great beginning..." Malik tweeted.

Congratulations are pouring in for Bansal on social media.

The games event began December 2 and will conclude December 6.

As per the International Paralympic Committee, this is the fourth edition of the biggest para sports event ever. Athletes from 30 countries and under the age of 23 have taken part in the games. There are nine sports categories, including badminton, table tennis, taekwondo and wheelchair basketball.

At the Tokyo Paralympics 2020, India delivered an overall performance that outshone all their previous ones, making this year the most successful for competing teams. India clinched 19 medals across sporting categories, with a woman - Bhavina Patel - yet again opening the medal tally with a silver in table tennis.

Avani Lekhara, meanwhile, made history by becoming the first-ever Indian to win a medal, that too a gold, in the shooting category at the Paralympics.


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