India’s flag-bearer in the Tokyo Paralympics Games 2020
Avani easily was the best Indian para-athlete on display at this edition of the Paralympic Games. She became the first Indian para shooter to win the gold medal at the grandest stage of them all.
She also went on to become the first-ever para-athlete to win multiple (two) at a single Paralympics.
Avani also had a chance to add to her scintillating haul on the last day of the Games, however, she couldn’t make it a hat-trick of medals in Tokyo.
Nonetheless, it was a staggering effort by the teenager especially in a field consisting of much-fancied opponents.
The Indian team went into Tokyo Paralympics with its largest contingent ever with 54 members.
The athletes competed in nine sports Archery, Athletics (Track and Field), Badminton, Swimming, Weightlifting, among others.
As expected the Indian team returned with a record haul of 19 medals which include 5 gold medals, 8 silver medals and 6 bronze medals.
India missed the psychological landmark of having won 20 medals just by a whisker.
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