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India secures 19 medals at the Tokyo Paralympic Games 2020

India has secured a total of 19 medals at the Tokyo Paralympic Games 2020. It includes 5 gold, 8 silver and 6 bronze medals.


The records made by the Indian medallists are as follows: –

a) Sumit Antil – World Record in F64 Men’s Javelin (Gold)
b) Avani Lekhara – Equalled the World Record and made a Paralympic Record in R2 Women’s 10m Air Standing SH1 (Gold)
c) Manish Narwal – Paralympic Record in P4 Mixed 50m Pistol SH1 (Gold)
d) Nishad Kumar – Asian Record in Men’s High Jump T47 (Silver)
e) Praveen Kumar – Asian Record in Men’s High Jump T64 (Silver)

A few Indian para athletes missed out on medals. Swaroop Unhalkar (Para Shooting, Sandeep Chaudhary, Soman Rana, Navdeep (Para Athletics) and Tarun Dhillon (Para Badminton) finished fourth in their events, while Sakina Khatun (Para Powerlifting), Ram Pal, Amit Saroha (Para Athletics) and Rahul Jakhar (Para Shooting) finished fifth.

India sent its highest ever contingent of 54 para athletes across as many as 9 sporting disciplines. Badminton and Taekwondo made their debut in Tokyo, both of which were represented by India

Since making its first appearance at the Paralympics in 1968, India had won 12 medals in total till the 2016 Rio edition. It has now drastically improved upon that entire number by 7 medals at the Tokyo Paralympics 2020 alone

Out of a total of 162 nations, India have finished 24th in the overall medal tally, while its accomplishment of 19 medals is ranked 20th based on the number of medals

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