NEW DELHI, Apr 27:
As many as 12 Indian athletes have qualified for the 2012 London Paralympics as the country finished an impressive second at the first Malaysian Para Athletics Championships, which concluded today.
Eight Indians achieved A qualification mark while four made the cut in the B category, according Paralympic Committee of India.
Overall, India won 25 gold, 10 silver and three bronze, to finish second behind hosts Malaysia, who won 27 gold, eight silver and one bronze in the championship.
On the final day of the event today, Subbaih Thirumalai Kumar won gold in shot-put F-57 category with a throw of 9.94m.
In Discus Throw F-42 category, Jaideep of India hurled the discus to 40.48m. In Discus Throw F-44 category, Jagminder Singh covered the distance of 38.48m to win gold very easily. (PTI)
In 400m T-11 (total blind), Jedikere Mohammed Shavaad of India clocked 57.26s to won silver. Hung Le Duc of Vietnam won gold of this event (55.64s). (PTI)