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India at Tokyo 2020 Paralympics

The 2020 Summer Paralympics was the 16th Summer Paralympic Games and was held in Tokyo, Japan between 24 August and 5 September 2021.

  • India registered its best show with largest ever medal haul (19) at the Paralympic Games finishing with five gold, eight silver and six bronze medals.
  • India surpassed its previous best haul of four medals at Rio 2016.
  • India won its first medal of the Games through Bhavinaben Patel, who brought home silver in table tennis women's singles (Class 4).

Indian Medal Winners at Tokyo Paralympics

Name Sport Event Medal
Sumit Antil Athletics Men's Javelin Throw - F64 GOLD
Pramod Bhagat Badminton Men's Singles SL3 GOLD
Krishna Nagar Badminton Men's Singles SH6 GOLD
Manish Narwal Shooting P4 - Mixed 50m Pistol SH1 GOLD
Avani Lekhara Shooting R2 - Women's 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 GOLD
Yogesh Kathuniya Athletics Men's Discus Throw - F56 SILVER
Nishad Kumar Athletics Men's High Jump - T47 SILVER
Mariyappan Thangavelu Athletics Men's High Jump - T63 SILVER
Praveen Kumar Athletics Men's High Jump - T64 SILVER
Devendra Jhajharia Athletics Men's Javelin Throw - F46 SILVER
Suhas L. Yathiraj Badminton Men's Singles SL4 SILVER
Singhraj Adhana Shooting P4 - Mixed 50m Pistol SH1 SILVER
Bhavina Patel Table Tennis Women's Singles - Class 4 SILVER
Harvinder Singh Archery Men's Individual Recurve - Open BRONZE
Sharad Kumar Athletics Men's High Jump - T63 BRONZE
Sundar Singh Gurjar Athletics Men's Javelin Throw - F46 BRONZE
Manoj Sarkar Badminton Men's Singles SL3 BRONZE
Singhraj Adhana Shooting P1 - Men's 10m Air Pistol SH1 BRONZE
Avani Lekhara Shooting R8 - Women's 50m Rifle 3 Positions SH1 BRONZE

Some Milestones

  • Pramod Bhagat: He scripted history by becoming India’s first-ever para-badminton gold medalist in Paralympics.
  • Avani Lekhara:She became only the second Indian to win multiple medals at the same Paralympics after Joginder Singh Sodhi, who won three medals at the 1984 Games. She also joined Sodhi, Devendra Jhajharia and Mariyappan Thangavelu with two or more Paralympic medals.She won bronze in the women's 50m rifle 3 positions SH1 event to add to her gold medal in the women's 10m air rifle standing SH1 event.
  • Harvinder Singh: He made history by becoming the first ever Indian archer to win a medal at the Paralympics.
  • Devendra Jhajharia: He became just the second Indian to win three medals at the Paralympics after winning silver in the men's F46 javelin throw event with a personal best effort of 64.35m.
  • Bhavinaben Patel: She won silver and is the first Indian table tennis player to win a medal at the Paralympics in history.
2020 Paralympics Medal Tally (Top 4 and India)
Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 China 96 60 51 207
2 Great Britain 41 38 45 124
3 United States 37 36 31 104
4 RPC 36 33 49 118
24 India 5 8 6 19
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