India finishes with total of 19 medal at Tokyo paralympics


Guwahati: India registered its largest ever medal haul at the Paralympic Games finishing with five gold, eight silver and six bronze medals in Tokyo. With a total of 19 medals, India went past its previous best tally of four medals at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro. In fact, India had a total medal count of 12 before the Tokyo Paralympics, but the tally now stands at 31. India had gone into the Games with an unprecedented contingent of 54 athletes.

India won its first medal of the Games through Bhavinaben Patel, who brought home silver in table tennis women’s singles (Class 4), while Krishna Nagar won gold in badminton men’s singles (SH6) to end India’s campaign in style on the last day of the Games.

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

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

Javelin thrower Sumit Antil secured the only athletics gold medal at the Tokyo Paralympics for India.

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

Pramod Bhagat and Krishna Nagar both won gold as Indian shuttlers brought home four medals in total.

India’s stunning performances at the Tokyo Paralympics follows the country registering its best medal haul in the Olympic Games as well, with a tally of seven.