Youth Paralympic Games: Matches played and Medals won
The first medals of the Bahrain 2021 Asian Youth Para Games were won yesterday on 3 December. Thailand had the honour of being the first athlete to receive a gold medal after throwing 7.16m in the Women’s Shot Put U17/20 F38.
Iran’s athletes topped the podium most often and led the medal table at the end of the first day. Japan won eight medals in swimming, including three golds and four silver medals. Hong Kong and Iran also put in impressive performances with six medals each, Hong Kong taking two gold medals, one silver and three bronze whereas Iran had one gold, four silvers and one bronze.
Fierce competition was seen between the Korean and Iranian teams in the Goalball pool matches. Thai, Iranian and Hong Kong athletes will be seen competing in the women’s Boccia pool semifinal matches tomorrow afternoon, while the men’s match will see Thailand & Indonesia, Thailand & Singapore, and Korea & Saudi Arabia in the semifinal face-offs. In Badminton, the Pool matches for singles and doubles events continued with players from Indonesia, India, South Korea and Thailand ruling the roost. In Wheelchair Basketball, the pool matches continued. Iran had a very convincing victory.
Host nation Bahrain also had a golden day at the athletics venue, with one gold, one silver and two bronze medals.