Current Affairs - Tokyo 2020 Paralympics
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
|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|
- 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)|
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