The 4th Asian Para Games on Friday witnessed an exceptional performance from Sheetal Devi, who secured the highly sought-after gold medal in the women’s compound open event. Sheetal Devi displayed remarkable archery skills, defeating Singapore’s Alim Nur Syahidah in a closely contested battle.

During the initial three sets, Alim Nur took the lead with her precision, securing a one-point advantage. After these three sets, she maintained a three-point lead, with two sets remaining. However, Sheetal Devi turned the game in her favor by achieving consecutive perfect scores, while Alim Nur missed her mark in a couple of shots.

Ultimately, Sheetal Devi emerged as the victor with an overall score of 144-142.

Notably, India set a new record by accumulating a total of 82 medals on Thursday, surpassing their previous record of 72 medals achieved in Indonesia. With two more days left in the competition, India aims to further increase its medal count.

In the 2018 edition, India won a total of 72 medals, including 15 gold, 24 silver, and 33 bronze. However, in Hangzhou this year, India has outperformed itself, achieving its best-ever medal tally at the Asian Para Games. The historic 73rd medal was claimed by Nithya Sre, who secured a bronze medal with an outstanding performance in the women’s singles SH6 event.

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