In the just concluded Tokyo Paralympics, Indian athletes won a total of 19 medals, the country's best-ever haul at the major event. In total, 5 gold, 8 silver, and 6 bronze medals were awarded. This is how the Indian Paralympic gold medalists performed at the Tokyo Paralympics.
On the third day of the Paralympics, paddler Bhavinaben Patel won silver in the women's singles table tennis Class 4 event, giving India its first medal. In the women's 10m air rifle shooting standing SH1 event, Avani Lekhara earned India's first gold medal of the tournament. She added another medal to her collection a few days later, claiming bronze in the women's 50m rifle 3 positions shooting SH1 event.
Sumit Antil also set a number of world records. Manish Narwal, Pramod Bhagat, and Manish Narwal all earned first place. On the final day, Krishna Nagar earned another badminton gold medal, bringing India's total medal tally to 19 at the Tokyo Paralympics 2020.
Nishad Kumar won a silver medal in the men's high jump T47 event at the Indian Paralympics | Nishad Kumar
On his way to a silver medal at the Paralympics, Indian Paralympics winner Nishad Kumar set a personal best and an Asian record. Roderick Townsend-Roberts of the United States won gold with a world-record-breaking leap of 2.15 metres, while his best effort of 2.06 metres earned him silver.
Indian Paralympic Winners | Bhavinaben Patel – Silver medal – women's singles table tennis Class 4 division | Bhavinaben Patel
Gujarat's Bhavinben Patel won India's first-ever TT Paralympics medal on the third day of the games, sparking a wave of euphoria across the country. In the gold medal match, she was defeated by China's Zhou Ying 7-11,5-11,6-11.
Avani Lekhara won gold in the women's 10m air rifle standing SH1 event and bronze in the women's 50m rifle three-position shooting SH1 event.
In the women's 10m air rifle standing SH1 category, Avani Lekhara won India's first Paralympic shooting medal on Monday. In the final, Lekhara tied for first place with a total score of 249.6, tying the world record. In addition, the 19-year-old became the first Indian woman to win a Paralympic gold medal.
Avani followed up her gold with a bronze in the 50m rifle 3 position SH1 event, becoming the first Indian woman and the second Indian overall to win multiple medals in the same edition of the Games. Lekhara won the gold medal in the final with a score of 445.9.
With a throw of 64.35 metres, Devendra Jhajharia of India took silver in the men's javelin throw – F46 final event, while Sundar Singh Gurjar of India took bronze with a performance of 64.01. Devendra added to his two gold medals from the Paralympics with a silver.
Yogesh Kathuniya, Silver Medalist in Men's Disk Throw F56, is an Indian Paralympic winner.
Yogesh Kathuniya | Indian Paralympic Winners
Yogesh Kathuniya of India won silver in the men's Discus throw (F56) event on Monday, with a best throw of 44.38 metres in the final. Only Batista dos Santos Claudiney of Brazil, who won the gold medal with a throw of 45.59 metres, beat Kathuniya.