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History :

Before the Asian Para Games were held, a gathering known as the FESPIC Games existed and was participated by athletes from the Asia Pacific region.

The FESPIC Games was first held in 1975 in Oita, Japan with 18 participating nations. Eight more FESPIC Games were held until 2006.

The first Asian multi-sports event for athletes with a disability, the inaugural Asian Para Games was held in 2010 in Guangzhou, China after the formation of the Asian Paralympic Council.

The 2nd edition was held in 2014 Incheon, South Korea

2022 Asian Para Games : Hangzhou, China

Key Points :

  • The 2018 Asian Para Games officially known as the 3rd Asian Para Games was held from 6 to 13 October 2018 in Indonesia’s capital city of Jakarta.
  • It was the first time Indonesia hosted the games. Events were held in the host city Jakarta and in Bogor Regency of West Java province
  • The opening ceremony was held at Gelora Bung Karno Main Stadium, while the closing ceremony was held at Gelora Bung Karno Madya Stadium.
  • The games saw the debut of Bhutan as a participating nation
  • Introduction of chess to the Asian Para Games’ program, with the removal of rowing, sailing, 5 and 7-a-side football, Wheelchair DanceSport and wheelchair rugby.
  • China led the medal tally for the third consecutive time.
  • North Korea and South Korea march under the Korean Unification Flag at the opening ceremony and for the first time competed as a unified team in some events.

Host city

  • As is the tradition of the event, since 2010, the Asian Para Games are usually held after every Asian Games in the same host country.
  • On 29 February 2016, Indonesia signed the Asian Para Games host city contract at a ceremony in Jakarta, having confirmed as host city of the 2018 Asian Games in October 2014

Motto :

The Inspiring Spirit and Energy of Asia (Indonesian: Semangat Inspirasi dan Energi Asia)

Nations participating : 43

Athletes participating : 2,762

Events : 512 in 18 sports (506 medals and 6 non-medals

Officially opened by : Joko Widodo (President of Indonesia)

Officially closed by : Majid Rashed (President of the Asian Paralympic Committee)

Torch lighter : Jendi Panggabean

Official songs

Six songs were composed for the games, including the official theme song “Song of Victory”, which is currently used as the background music for the games’ International Games Broadcast Services (IGBS) title sequence.

1) Song of Victory

2) “Sang Juara” (The Champion)

3) “I Wanna Dance“

4) “Dream High”

5) “Kita Semua Sama” (We are All the Same)

6) “Manusia Kuat” (Strong Human)

Emblem : Harmony – Energy of Asia

The emblem of the games was Harmony – Energy of Asia, modelled upon the circular roof of the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, the main venue of the games.

It represented harmony and balance within the natural environment and the people of the Asian community.

5 different colours are used in the logo to represent the basic elements in Asian philosophy of Living and togetherness

Blue symbolized the sky, orange symbolized the sun, green symbolized the nature, purple symbolized proximity, wisdom, loyalty, and pride and red symbolized the spirit of solidarity

Mascot : Bondol eagle named Momo whose name is short for motivation and mobility.

Momo represents the icon of the capital city of Jakarta and also represents spirit.

Momo wears a Betawinese Belt with Sarong

Medal Tally

India at the 2018 Asian Para Games

The Paralympic Committee of India sent it’s largest ever contingent of 190 athletes for the Games.

Flag bearer Opening: Mariyappan Thangavelu From : Salem, Tamil Nadu

India Won :

  • Gold : 15
  • Silver: 24
  • Bronze : 33
  • Total : 72

In the last edition at Incheon (2014) India had won 33 medals including 3 gold, 14 silver, 16 bronze medals.

Gold Medal Winners

Sandeep Chaudhary : Para Athletics : Men’s Javelin Throw 

Suyash Jadhav : Para Swimming :Men’s 50M Butterfly From : Solapur, Maharashtra. 

Ekta Bhyan : Para Athletics : Women’s Club Throw From : Hissar, Haryana 

Manish Narwal : Para Shooting : P1 – Men’s 10M Air Pistol 

Raju Rakshita : Para Athletics : Women’s 1500M T11 From : Chikkamagaluru, Karnataka 

Narayan Thakur: Para Athletics: Men’s 100M T35 

Harvinder Singh : Archery : Men’s Individual Recurve Open 

Sharad Kumar: Para Athletics : Men’s High Jump T42/63 From : Patna, Bihar 

  • Parul Parmar : Badminton

  • Kishan Gangoli : Chess

Jennitha Anto Kanickai : Chess

Neeraj Yadav : Para Athletics : Men’s Javelin Throw   

Amit Saroha : Para Athletics        

  • Tarun : Badminton

  • Pramod Bhagat : Badminton

Silver Medal Winners

  • Farman Basha : Para Powerlifting : Men’s Up To 49.00 kg
  • Devanshi Satija : Para Swimming : Women’s 100M Butterfly S10 Manish Narwal : Para Shootin: gP4 – Mixed 50M Free Pistol – SH1
  • Sakina Khatun : Para Powerlifting: Women Up To 50 kg
  • Ramya Nagaranai : Para Athletics: Women’s Javelin Throw F46
  • Radha Venkatesh : Para Athletics: Women’s 1500M
  • Pardeep: Para Athletics: Men’s Discus Throw
  • Rampal Chahar : Para Athletics : Men’s High Jump
  • Virender : Para Athletics: Men’s Shot Put F56/57
  • Monu Ghanghas : Para Athletics: Men’s Discus Throw F11
  • Jennitha Anto Kanickai : Chess : Women’s Individual Standard P1
  • Vijay Kumar : Para Athletics : Men’s Long Jump
  • Sonalben Manubhai Patel, Bhavinaben Hasmukhbhai Patel : Table Tennis : Women’s Double
  • Sundar Sing Gurjar : Para Athletics: Men’s Javelin Throw F46
  • Varun Singh Bhati : Para Athletics : Men’s High Jump T42/63
  • Anand Gunasekaran : Para Athletics: Men’s 400M T44,T62/64
  • Jayanti Behra : Para Athletics : Women’s 400M
  • Swapnil Patil : Para Swimming : Men’s 100M Backstroke S10
  • Amit Balyan : Para Athletics: Men’s Javelin Throw F55
  • Dharambir : Para Athletics: Men’s Club Throw F51
  • Mohammed Salih PK, Pradhidhi Kumar Pradhan : Chess : Men’s Team Rapid VI – B1
  • Kishan Gangoli, Kanchanbhai Makwana : Chess : Men’s Team Rapid VI – B2/B3
  • Mrunali Prakash Pande, Megha Chakrobarty : Chess : Women’s Team Rapid
  • Jennitha Anto Kanickai , Kanishri Raju: Chess : Women’s Team Rapid P1

Bronze Medal Winner

  • Parmjeet Kumar : Para Powerlifting
  • Suyash Jadhav: Para Swimming
  • Singhraj : Para Shooting
  • Devanshi Satija : Para Swimming
  • Swapnil Patil : Para Swimming
  • Deepa Malik : Para Athletics
  • Monu Ghanghas : Para Athletics
  • Anand Gunasekaran : Para Athletics J
  • ayanti Behra : Para Athletics
  • Sundar Singh Gurjar : Para Athletics
  • Aneesh Kumar Sunderan Pillai : Para Athletics
  • Mohd Yasser : Para Athletics
  • Sudhir : Para Powerlifting Rinku : Para Athletics
  • Avnil Kumar : Para Athletics
  • Tek Chand : Para Athletics
  • Swapnil Patil : Para Swimming
  • Mariyappan Thangavelu : Para Athletics
  • Radha Venkatesh : Para Athletics
  • Radha Venkatesh : Para Athletics
  • Sandeep Singh Maan : Para Athletics
  • Vinay Kumar Lal : Para Athletics
  • Deepa Malik : Para Athletics
  • Gurlal Singh : Cycling Nagar Krishna : Badminton
  • Mansi Joshi : Badminton Nidhi Mishra : Para Athletics

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