New Delhi: India athletes Sandeep Kumar and Amit Siroha won gold in their respective events at World Games in Sharjah to qualify for the 2012 London Paralympics games. With their qualification the total number of Indian athletes has reached four for the 2012 London Games.

Earlier Discus throwers Mahavir Singh and Jagseera qualified for the 2012 Paralympics in London.

Indian athletes who returned from Sharjah after participating in World Games were greeted by Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) and its president Sultan Ansari.
 
The Indian Paralympics team bagged 18 medals, including four gold, six silver and eight bronze medals in the World Games in Sharjah. Out of the 53 participating nations India was ranked 17th.

Sandeep won gold in 200m and 400m track race while Amit set an Asian record of 9.44 metres on way to gold.

Swimmer Raghvendra also had a good run in the pool and he struck gold in 400m freestyle.

Deepa Malik, only women in the nine member Indian team, set Asian record and won two bronze, in javelin and shot put respectively.

It was PCIs first tournament after being reinstated by Sports Ministry last month.

(Agencies)