News From The Sports World
The Spectacular 72 Medal Haul at Asian Para Games 2018
India ended the 2018 Asian Para Games in Jakarta, Indonesia with a spectacular haul of 72 medals on October 13, 2018. Team India brought home 15 gold, 24 silver and 33 bronze medals placed ninth in the overall tally. The last edition in 2014 saw 33 medals for India.
AITA Championship Series Tennis Tournament
Adith Amarnath of Karnataka won the boys’ under-14 title in the All India Tennis Association (AITA) championship series tennis tournament in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala on October 12, 2018. He defeated Kandhavel Mahalingam of Tamil Nadu 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 in the final.
Youth Olympic Games
15-year-old Akash Malik, the son of a farmer in Haryana, became India’s first silver-medallist in archery at the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires on October 17. He lost a one-sided final to Trenton Cowles of the USA 0-6.
Leander Paes Still Going Strong
Leander Paes won his second Challenger-level title of the season. Along with partner Miguel Angel Reyes-Varela, Paes lifted the Santo Domingo Open trophy on October 14.