India records its best performance at the Paralympic Games with a total of 19 medals in Tokyo

India records its best performance at the Paralympic Games with a total of 19 medals in Tokyo

Tokyo Paralympic Games: India finished with five gold, eight silver and six bronze medals.© Twitter

India recorded its most medals at the Paralympic Games, finishing with five gold, eight silver and six bronze medals in Tokyo. With a total of 19 medals, India surpassed its previous best record of four medals at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro. In fact, India had a total medal count of 12 prior to the Tokyo Paralympic Games, but the tally now stands at 31. India had entered the Games with an unprecedented contingent of 54 athletes.

India won their first Games medal through Bhavinaben Patel, who took home silver in the women’s singles table tennis (Class 4), while Krishna Nagar won the gold in men’s singles badminton (SH6) to finish Campaign India in style on the final day of the Games.

The Indian shooters took home two gold medals and five in total. Avani Lekhara and Singhraj Adana each won two medals.

India also shone in athletics, with four medals in high jump, three in javelin throw and one in discus throw.

Javelin thrower Sumit Antil secured the only gold medal in athletics at the Tokyo Paralympic Games for India.

India also had a good start in badminton, which was being played at the Paralympic Games for the first time this year.

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Pramod Bhagat and Krishna Nagar won the gold and the Indian ferries took home four medals in total.

India’s impressive performances at the Tokyo Paralympic Games follow the country to record its best medal count also at the Olympics, with a total of seven.

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