PARA ATHLETICS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2023: Best ever medal haul for India with 10 medals

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PARA ATHLETICS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2023: Best ever medal haul for India with 10 medals | Sportz Point
India's Ajeet Singh's Championship record throw of 65.41m earned him the gold medal at the Para Athletics World Championships 2023 | Image: Paralympic India
With 10 medals (3 gold, 4 silver and 3 bronze), India registered their best-ever medal haul at the Para Athletics World Championships
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With 10 medals at the Paris Para Athletics world championship 2023, India registered their best-ever medal haul in Championship history. They bettered their record from 2019 when India won nine medals in Dubai. This year, India bagged three gold medals, four silver medals and three bronze medals to go ahead of their previous record. Along with that, 18 Indian para-athletes qualified for the Paris Paralympics 2024 as well. This championship served as the first qualifier event for all athletics events at the 2024 Summer Paralympics.

Read Also: Asian Athletics Championship 2023 Recap | With 28 medals, India register their best-ever Championships

Recap of India’s Performance at the PAWC 2023

Ajeet Singh and Rinku after winning the Gold and Silver medal respectively in Men's Javelin Throw F46 event in Para Athletics World Championship 2023 | Sportz Point
Ajeet Singh and Rinku after winning the Gold and Silver medal respectively in Men’s Javelin Throw F46 event. Image: Paralympic India

Ajeet Singh created a championship record in Men’s Javelin Throw F46 event with a 65.41m throw. 24-year old Rinku’s season-best 65.38m throw earned him a silver as well in the same event. Sumit’s 70.83m throw in the F64 category gave India second gold at the championship. Meanwhile, India’s third gold came from Khilari Sachin with his 16.21m throw in the Men’s Shotput F46 event.

Para Athletics World Championships 2023 | India’s Medal Winners

NameEventMedal
Ajeet SinghMen’s Javelin Throw F46Gold
SumitMen’s Javelin Throw F64Gold
Khilari SachinMen’s Shotput F46Gold
Yogesh KathuniyaMen’s Discuss Throw F56Silver
Nishad KumarMen’s High Jump T47Silver
Kumar SaileshMen’s High Jump T63Silver
RinkuMen’s Javelin Throw F46Silver
Praveen KumarMen’s High Jump T64Bronze
Ekta BhyanWomen’s Club Throw F51Bronze
PoojaWomen’s Javelin Throw F54Bronze

Points Placing Table | India at 8

After 168 events, India were placed at number ten with 179 points. China topped the chart with 476 points, followed by Brazil and USA. Download the full chart from HERE.

After a total of 168 events in Para Athletocs World Championships 2023, India were placed at number ten with 179 | Sportz Point

Para Athletics World Championships 2023 | Medal Tally

With 10 medals, India were ranked 19 at the Para Athletics World Championships 2023. This was India’s best performance in the World Championships so far.

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 China16161345
2 Brazil14132047
3 United States10141539
4 Great Britain1081129
5 Ukraine106622
6 Switzerland95014
7 Tunisia71412
8 Uzbekistan67417
9 Colombia66618
10 Poland56314
11 Italy53412
 Thailand53412
13 Germany52512
14 Iran46212
15 Japan43411
16 Belgium4116
17 Cuba4015
18 Australia38314
19 India34310
20 Morocco3227
 Netherlands3227

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