A shining end to Tokyo Paralympics for India. Read the brief.

  • In the Rio Paralympics in 2016, India had sent a contingent of only 19 athletes. Four years later in Tokyo, India had a total of 19 medals! India had a smashing end to the Tokyo Paralympics yesterday.

  • India won a total of 5 Gold medals. Many records were broken and acheived in the of the two weeks of these games! Avani Lekhari became the first Indian female to win a Gold in Paralympics. Sumit Antil not only won the Gold, but also created a world record in men's Javelin throw (F64).

  • Harvinder Singh by winning a Bronze became the first Indian to win a medal in Para shooting! Bhavina Patel won India's first ever medal in Table Tennis by clinching a Silver medal.


India's medal tally at Paralympics over the years:

Year

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Total

2021

5

8

6

19

2016

2

1

1

4

2012

0

1

0

1

2004

1

0

1

2

1984

0

2

2

4

1972

1

0

0

1


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