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Indian Paralympic contingent returns with 19 medals, its best haul ever

The Indian Paralympic Contingent returning with a staggering 19 medals which is their best ever tally in a single Paralympic Games.

This scintillating haul includes a creditable 5 gold medals, 8 silver medals, and 6 bronze medals. For the first time, India finished inside the top 25 at the Paralympic Games.

India’s tally of 19 medals is also the country’s best haul at any multi-sport event at the world level. India has gone past the tally of 13 medals they registered at the 2018 Summer Youth Olympics.

The gold medallists


This has been a watershed year in Indian Sporting history. In the Tokyo Olympics where able-bodied athletes compete India ended up with a haul of 7 medals including a gold.

Whereas, now it has 19 medals to show for the trip to the Tokyo Paralympics.

India had participated for the first in the Paralympics in the year 1968. Since then till the 2016 Rio Paralympics, the country of 1.4 billion people could only manage 12 medals.

But with a jaw-dropping haul of 19 medals in Tokyo, the bar has been set really high for the Paris Paralympics in 2024.

Indian para athletes who won medals


The medal haul though was along the expected lines considering the pedigree of the para-athletes. It consisted of athletes who already were multiple Paralympics gold medallists to a host of athletes who were world no.1 in their disciplines.

Special mention needs to be given to Avani Lekhara who would be India’s flag-bearer in the closing ceremony.

The 19-year-old para shooter would come home with a gold and a bronze medal to show for her trip to Tokyo. Another para shooter Singhraj Adhana won a silver and a bronze in two separate shooting disciplines.

Indian Paralympic Contingent(Medalists) from Tokyo Paralympics 2020

Athletes Name Medal Event Name
Avani Lekhara Gold Women’s 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1
Pramod Bhagat Gold Men’s singles SL3 badminton
Krishna Nagar Gold Men’s singles SH6 badminton
Sumit Antil Gold Men’s Javelin Throw F64
Manish Narwal Gold Mixed 50m Pistol SH1
Bhavinaben Patel Silver Women’s Singles Class 4 Table Tennis
Singhraj Silver Mixed 50m Pistol SH1
Yogesh Kathuniya Silver Men’s Discus F56
Nishad Kumar Silver Men’s High Jump T47
Mariyappan Thangavelu Silver Men’s High Jump T63
Praveen Kumar Silver Men’s High Jump T64
Devendra Jhajharia Silver Men’s Javelin F46
Suhas Yathiraj Silver Men’s Singles Badminton SL4
Avani Lekhara Bronze Women’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions SH1
Harvinder Singh Bronze Men’s Individual Recurve Archery
Sharad Kumar Bronze Men’s High Jump T63
Sundar Singh Gurjar Bronze Men’s Javelin Throw F46
Manoj Sarkar Bronze Men’s Singles Badminton SL3
Singhraj Bronze Men’s 10m Air Pistol SH1

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Rohit Kumar
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A seccond-year political science honours student at Delhi University who has won many accolades in quizzes, debates, creative writing, MUNs and many more. An ardent sports enthusiast who's been following the Olympics since he was 13.

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