India finish 2023 World Para Athletics Championship with best-ever medal haul

India finished the 2023 World Para Athletics Championship in Paris with ten medals, recording its best ever medal haul at these Games. 18 Indian athletes qualified for the 2024 Paris Paralympics on the basis of finishing in the top 4 at their events here.

With three gold medals, four silver medals and three bronze medals, this improves on the mark set at the 2019 edition in Dubai. There had been 2 gold, 2 silver and 5 bronze medals won back then.

India’s first gold medal this time was won by Sumit Antil in the Men’s Javelin Throw F64 category, where he bettered his own World Record with a 70.83m throw. Ajeet Singh, another javelin thrower, won another gold medal in the F46 category.

Shot putter Sachin Khilari won the other gold medal. Apart from them, Nishad Kumar, Yogesh Kathuniya, Shailesh Kumar, Rinku Hooda, Praveen Kumar, Ekta Bhayan and Pooja were the other players who won medals.