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Suyash Jadhav Received Asian Para Games Gold Medal Signed By PM Modi

Utkarsh Classes 04-11-2023
Suyash Jadhav Received Asian Para Games Gold Medal Signed By PM Modi Sport 6 min read

Suyash Jadhav, an Indian para swimmer, revealed his experience obtaining the Asian Para Games gold medal autographed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Suyash was the sole Indian swimmer to earn a medal in the Hangzhou - Asian Para Games in October 2023. Suyash received a bronze medal from Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Hangzhou, China. 

Biography of Suyash Yadav

  • Suyash Yadav is a swimmer in the S7 category.
  • He was the only Indian Para swimmer to get an 'A' qualifying mark for the 2016 Paralympics and make it to Rio.
  • Jadhav earned two medals in the IWAS World Games in Sochi, Russia, in 2015.
  • Soon after, he became the first Indian Para swimmer to achieve the 'A' qualifying mark for the Rio 2016 Paralympics. 
  • He created history in 2015 when he became the first Indian para swimmer to break the 'A' qualification standard for the 2016 Rio Paralympics, and he was India's only para swimmer in the event. 
  • He followed up this success by earning three silver medals at the 2016 German Swimming Championships, as well as two bronze medals and a gold medal at the 2018 Asian Para Games. 
  • In 2018, he won three medals in the Jakarta Asian Para Games, including a gold in the 50m Butterfly and bronzes in the 200m Individual Medley and 50m Freestyle. 
  • In 2020, he received the Arjuna Award in honour of his sports achievements and outstanding representation of his country in international competitions. 
  • Suyash finished fifth in his heat at the Tokyo Paralympics, just missing out on qualifying for the finals. 

Achievements

  • In the 21st National Para Swimming Championship 2021-22, he won three gold medals in the 50 m freestyle, 50 m backstroke, and 100 m backstroke.
  • India competed in the Paralympic Games in 2020 and 2016.
  • At the Asian Para Games 2018, he won one gold and two bronze medals.
  • Silver medalist in the 2017 IDM Berlin World Para Swimming World Series.
  • At the 2016 German Swimming Championship, she won three silver medals.

Asian Games

  • The Asian Games is a significant sports event that takes place every four years and features competitors from various Asian countries. 
  • It is sanctioned by the International Olympic Committee and is the world's second-largest multi-sport event after the Olympics.
  • From 1951 to 1978, the Asian Games were supervised by the Asian Games Federation.  
  • The Olympic Council of Asia took over the event's governance in 1982. 
  • The Asian Games is represented as a rising sun with interlocking rings.
  • India had an important part in the history of the Asian Games as the first Asian Games was held in 1951 in New Delhi. 
  • India served as a founding member and hosted the inaugural tournament in 1951. 
  • The Asian Games was held in New Delhi, India, in 1982.
  • India sent 572 participants to the 2018 Asian Games and returned with 70 medals, including 16 golds, marking its best-ever result in terms of gold medals.

About Asian Para Games 2023

  • The Asian Para Games is a multi-sport tournament for athletes with physical impairments that is organised by the Asian Paralympic Committee and held every four years following the Asian Games. 
  • The Asian Para Games will be held on October 22, 2023, and will be managed by the Asian Paralympic Committee and recognised by the International Paralympic Committee. 
  • The Games is in its fourth year, with 566 medal events spread over 22 sports and 24 categories.
  • India will send its largest-ever representation to the Asian Para Games 2023, consisting of 313 participants competing in various disciplines.

FAQ

Answer- Suyash Jadhav is an Indian Para swimmer.

Answer- Suyash Jadhav won the Gold Medal at Asian Para Games 2018.

Answer- Suyash Jadhav is the only Indian Para swimmer to get an 'A' qualifying mark for the 2016 Paralympics.

Answer- The Asian Para Games was held on October 22, 2023.

Answer- The first Asian Games was held in 1951 in New Delhi.
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