Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Highlights

Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Highlights

Tokyo Paralympics easily being India’s most successful ever, there were plenty of remarkable numbers recorded by Indian athletes.Total number of medals won by India in Tokyo — five golds, eight silvers and six bronzes, easily the most they have won in a single edition. India had previously won 12 medals in 11 editions that they had participated. Their earlier record for a single editions was four medals, which they has won twice: in Stoke Mandeville and New York in 1984 and in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.

India sent its biggest ever contingent of 54 para-athletes at Tokyo Paralympics to compete across as many as 9 sporting disciplines at the Games.

  • India’s Rank: 24th
  • India Total Medal: 19 (5 Gold, 8 Silver, 6 Bronzes)
  • Top Rank: China (96 golds, 60 silvers and 51 bronzes).
  • Javelin thrower Tek Chand was the flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Paralympics.
  • Shooter Avani Lekhara was India’s flag-bearer at the closing ceremony.


  • Athletics: Sumit Antil (Men’s Javelin Throw)
  • Badminton: Pramod Bhagat (Men’s Singles)
  • Badminton: Krishna Nagar (Men’s Singles)
  • Shooting: Manish Narwal (Mixed 50m Pistol)
  • Shooting: Avani Lekhara (Women’s 10m Air Rifle Standing)


  • Athletics: Yogesh Kathuniya (Men’s Discus Throw)
  • Athletics: Nishad Kumar (Men’s High Jump)
  • Athletics: Mariyappan Thangavelu (Men’s High Jump)
  • Athletics: Praveen Kumar (Men’s High Jump)
  • Athletics: Devendra Jhajharia (Men’s Javelin Throw)
  • Badminton: Suhas Yathiraj (Men’s Singles)
  • Shooting: Singhraj Adhana (Mixed 50m Pistol)
  • Table Tennis: Bhavina Patel (Women’s Singles)


  • Archery: Harvinder Singh (Men’s Individual Recurve)
  • Athletics: Sharad Kumar (Men’s High Jump)
  • Athletics: Sundar Singh Gurjar (Men’s Javelin Throw)
  • Badminton: Manoj Sarkar (Men’s Singles)
  • Shooting: Singhraj Adhana (Men’s 10m Air Pistol)
  • Shooting: Avani Lekhara (Women’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions)

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