India bagged five gold, eight silver, and six bronze medals in Tokyo Paralympics. At the 2020 Paralympics, the Indian contingent performed very well, won 19 medals, and registered as the mega event’s best-ever haul.
17 athletes stepped into the podium. Let’s have a look at all the medallists from India who won at Tokyo Olympics:
Bhavinben Patel from Gujarat won India’s first-ever TT Paralympics gold medal by losing China’s Zhou Ying 7-11, 5-11, 6-11.
Devendra Jhajharia from India won a silver medal in the Men’s javelin throw event with 64.35m of throw
Nishad Kumar soared a silver medal with his best effort of 2.06m jump and Roderick Townsend-Roberts from the USA claimed gold with a jump of 2.15m in world-record-setting.
Lekhara won the gold medal with a score of 249.6 in the final and equaled the world record. She at 19-year-old becomes the first Indian woman to win gold at the Paralympics.
Avani also won bronze with her haul at 50m rifle 3 position SH1, become the first Indian woman with winning two Paralympic medals. Lekhara scored of total 445.9 in the final to claim medals.
Sundar Singh Gurjar won a bronze medal in Javelin Throw with 64.01m of the throw. Devendra also won two golds in his Paralympics career.
India’s Sumit Antil made a world record by smashing multiple throughout in event and win a gold medal in the men’s javelin throw event with the highest throw of 68.85m.
Yogesh Kathuniya from India bagged a silver medal in Men’s Discus Throw (F56) with his best throw of 44.38m.
Singhraj Adhana, afflicted with polio qualifies with a shot of 216.8 in the eight-man and becomes the sixth-best shooter.
He also bagged a second medal with 216.7 points in the Mixed 50m Pistol SH1 at Asaka Shooting Range.
Sharad Kumar won a bronze medal in the High Jump – (T63) event in the final. He grabbed bronze after scaling the season-best mark with 1.83m.
Mariyappan Thangavelu won a silver medal in the High Jump – (T63) event with the mark of 1.86m. This is his second medal, with an already won gold medal in Rio 2016.
Praveen Kumar won a silver medal in the men’s high jump (T64) category with 2.07m of jump in the final.
Indian shooter Manish Narwal clinched A gold medal at P4 – Mixed 50m Pistol (SH1) finals in Asaka Shooting Range. Manish created a Paralympic record as he amassed 218.2 points and clinch a yellow metal
Harvinder Singh won India’s first-ever archery medal in a thrilling shoot-off. Player shoot with a perfect 10 against Kim’s 8 for a 6-5 win.
Indian shuttler Pramod Bhagat added a medal rush to India by winning gold in the men’s Singles (SL3) event.
Para-shuttler Suhas L Yathiraj from India won a silver medal at Paralympic Games. Yathiraj lost to Lucas Mazur from France in the men’s singles badminton SL4 event’s final.
India’s Manoj Sarkar won a bronze medal in the men’s badminton singles (SL3) event. He defeated Daisuke Fujihara from Japan with 22-20, 21-13 in the final.
Krishna Nagar, a para-shuttler from India secured a gold medal in the men’s singles badminton SH6 final event by defeating Hong Kong’s Chu Man Kai.