Indian men’s badminton team clinched the bronze in the SL3-SU5 category. © Twitter
India started their 2018 Para Asian Games campaign on a glorious note after bagging five medals on the opening day of the event. Of the five medals, three were bronze and two silver. The first medal, a bronze, came from badminton when the Indian men’s badminton team lost a close contest to Malaysia 1-2 in the semifinals. Suhas Yathiraj won the first singles match after he thrashed Omar Bakri 21-8, 21-7. However, the Indian doubles pair comprising Raj Kumar and Tarun was outclassed 9-21, 8-21 by Cheah Honn and Saaba Hainul.
In the third singles, Chirag Baratha lost 14-32, 15-21 to Mohammad Ahmad as India lost 1-2.
In the 49 kg men’s powerlifting event, Farman Basha bagged the silver medal while Paramjeet Kumar settled for bronze.
Swimmer Devanshi Satijawon handed India the fourth medal as she bagged a silver in women’s 100 metre butterfly in S-10 category.
Another swimmer, Suyash Jadhav, clinched a bronze in the men’s 200 metre individual medley in SM-7 category.