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.
Recap of India’s Performance at the PAWC 2023
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
|Ajeet Singh||Men’s Javelin Throw F46||Gold|
|Sumit||Men’s Javelin Throw F64||Gold|
|Khilari Sachin||Men’s Shotput F46||Gold|
|Yogesh Kathuniya||Men’s Discuss Throw F56||Silver|
|Nishad Kumar||Men’s High Jump T47||Silver|
|Kumar Sailesh||Men’s High Jump T63||Silver|
|Rinku||Men’s Javelin Throw F46||Silver|
|Praveen Kumar||Men’s High Jump T64||Bronze|
|Ekta Bhyan||Women’s Club Throw F51||Bronze|
|Pooja||Women’s Javelin Throw F54||Bronze|
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.
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.