JAKARTA, Oct 8: Javelin thrower Sandeep Chaudhary produced a stunning world record effort as India bagged 11 medals, including three gold, on a productive day at the Asian Para Games here on Monday.
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 (women�s T11 1500m) and swimmer Jadhav Suyash Narayan (men�s S7 50m butterfly) added the yellow metals later on the second day of competitions.
Chaudhary claimed the top spot with a best throw of 60.01m, which he managed in his third attempt. He, in the process, shattered the F44 world record, bettering the earlier mark of 59.82, which Chinese Mingjie Gao made in 1980.
Chaudhary�s disability falls in the F42-44/61-64 category, which relates to limb deficiency, leg length difference, impaired muscle power or impaired range of movement. The athletes in this category compete with or without prosthesis. � PTI