New Delhi, Oct 15: The sports ministry Wednesday cleared a 135-member contingent to represent India at the Para-Asian Games to be held in Incheon, South Korea, from Oct 18 to 24. The contingent includes 87 athletes, three guide runners, 40 coaches and escorts and five officials.
“The Ministry of Skill Development, Entrepreneurship, Youth Affairs and Sports has cleared a contingent of 135 persons including 87 athletes, 3 guide runners, 40 coaches and escorts and 5 officials for Para-Asian Games, 2014 at Incheon,” a PIB release said. India will take part in athletics, badminton, swimming, shooting, powerlifting, table tennis, blind judo, archery and wheelchair fencing.
While the first batch of 60 persons has already left for the Games, the remaining members of the contingent will leave in two batches Wednesday and Thursday.