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Avani Lekhara wins maiden GOLD for India at Tokyo Paralympics; Yogesh Kathunia won SILVER; Devendra Jajharia in action

Avani Lekhara wins maiden GOLD for India at Tokyo Paralympics; Yogesh Kathunia won SILVER; Devendra Jajharia in action

On day 5 of the Tokyo Olympics, India won two silver medals and a bronze. With a Paralympic record, Avani Lekhara became India’s first gold medalist. In the men’s discuss throw, Yogesh Kathunia won silver. In the javelin throw final, Devendra Jhajharia is aiming for a second medal. After four rounds of elimination, Avani Lekhara is still in first place.

Yogesh Kathuniya is still in contention for a gold medal. Sundar Singh Gurjar, Devendra Jhajharia, and Ajeet Singh are all in action. Avani Lekhara of India rallies admirably from a sluggish start to finish seventh in the field. On his second attempt, Yogesh Kathuniya sets a new season best of 42.84. In the Men’s Discus Throw F56 final, he will compete.

In the F56 discus throw, Yogesh Kathuniya is hoping for a gold medal. In the men’s javelin throw F46, Devendra Jhajharia will attempt to write history. Swaroop Mahavir Unhalkar and Deepak Mahavir Unhalkar have qualified for the 10m air rifle final. Switch to Paralympic.org’s YouTube channel to view the action on your mobile device. You can also follow InsideSport on Twitter for the most up-to-date information.

Key Highlights

  • India won two silver medals and a bronze on day 5 of the Tokyo Olympics.
  • Avani Lekhara became India’s first gold medalist with a Paralympic record.
  • Yogesh Kathuniya bagged a silver in the men’s discuss throw.
  • Devendra Jhajharia is aiming for a second medal in the javelin throw final.
  • Swaroop Mahavir Unhalkar has qualified for the 10m air rifle final.
  • Sundar Singh Gurjar, Devendra. Jjharia, and Ajeet Singh are all in action.
  • For more ParalympIC news, visit the Paralymics.org website and ‘Paralyms’ news page. for the latest news from Tokyo.

India at Tokyo Paralympics Day 6: Yogesh Kathuniya in action, Avani Lekhara final coming up next; Devendra Jhajharia eyes gold medal – Follow Live Updates After a wonderful Day 5 where India bagged two silver medals and a bronze, defending Paralympics champion and world-record holder Devendra Jhajharia will be in action on Day 6 in Tokyo..

It’s raining medals for India at Tokyo Paralympics. Avani Lekhara began the tally by claiming first Gold for India with a new Paralympic record while Yogesh Kathunia has bagged a silver in men’s discuss throw. Meanwhile, Devendra Jhajharis is looking to grab another medal in the men’s javelin throw final.

India at Tokyo Paralympics: Avani Lekhara wins maiden GOLD for India, Yogesh Kathunia grabs SILVER; Devendra Jajharia in action- Follow LIVE updates

@08:34 AM: Javelin Throw – F46 Final: Mudiyanselage continues to lead the competition thanks to his WR throw. Jhajharia in second and Gurjar is in fourth. Fifth out of six attempts have begun.

@08:31 AM: India at Tokyo Paralympics Day 6 – Shooting: Swaroop Mahavir Unhalkar has qualified for the finals with a score of 615.2. He finishes at the 7th position

@08:25 AM: India at Tokyo Paralympics Day 6 – Shooting: After 60 shots, Deepak Saini finished at the 20th position with a score of 592.6

@08:20 AM: India at Tokyo Paralympics Day 6 – Athletics; India has their 4th medal at the Paralympics. Yogesh Kathuniya wins Silver in the Men’s Discus Throw – F56 Final

@08:11 AM: India at Tokyo Paralympics Day 6 – Athletics; Devendra Jhajhariya with a throw of 64.35 and that moves him up to 2nd position in the final above #IND’s Sundar Singh Gurjar.

@08:06 AM: India at Tokyo Paralympics Day 6 – Athletics; Men’s Discus Throw – F56 Final: Kathuniya in silver medal position with just one athlete yet to come

@08:03 AM: India at Tokyo Paralympics Day 6 – Shooting: In the R2 – Women’s 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 FINAL the Indian 19-year-old has created history. The first woman from India to win a Paralympics gold medal.

@07:59 AM: India at Tokyo Paralympics Day 6 – Shooting: Medal CONFIRMED! Avani Lekhara is in the top three. well, she is in the top one technically as we head to the final stages

@07:55 AM: India at Tokyo Paralympics Day 6 – Athletics; Kathuniya won’t be getting gold. With his first attempt, reigning champion Claudiney Batista dos Santos moves into top position with an opening throw of 44.57.

@07:53 AM: India at Tokyo Paralympics Day 6 – Shooting: Avani is still at the top after four rounds of the elimination stage with 187.8 points. 3 more rounds to go

@07:52 AM: India at Tokyo Paralympics Day 6 – Athletics; Javelin Throw – F46 Final: India’s SundarSingh Gurjar started off with a throw of 62.26. Currently, the second best but still early days. Ajeet Singh started off with 56.15.

@07:47 AM: India at Tokyo Paralympics Day 6 – Athletics Another medal confirmed. Yogesh Kathuniya with a throw of 44.38m; his season’s best; GOLD medal contender right now

@07:45 AM: India at Tokyo Paralympics Day 6 – Athletics: Men’s Javelin Throw – F46 Final: Devendra Jhajharia starts off with a throw of 60.28m.

@07:40 AM: India at Tokyo Paralympics Day 6 – Shooting: At the end of the 1st Competition stage, Avani Lekhara is in the 2nd position with a score of 103.3

@07:39 AM: India at Tokyo Paralympics Day 6 – Shooting: Men’s 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 Qualification: Deepak’s second series is not a great one either

@07:37 AM: India at Tokyo Paralympics Day 6 – Athletics: Devendra Jhajharia in action right now

@07:33 AM: India at Tokyo Paralympics Day 6 – Athletics: Men’s Discus Throw – F56 Final: Three athletes yet to start their attempts and Kathuniya is still in gold medal position

@07:29 AM: India at Tokyo Paralympics Day 6 – Shooting: After the first series of 10 shots,

Deepak Saini is at 16th position with a score of 97.9

Swaroop Unhalkar is at the 4th position with a score of 103.1

@07:28 AM: India at Tokyo Paralympics Day 6 – Athletics: Men’s Javelin F46 Final. Representing IND we have Devendra Jhajharia, Ajeet Singh and Sundar Singh Gurjar. – Live 07:33AM

@07:25 AM: India at Tokyo Paralympics Day 6 – Shooting: Avani Lekhara from the finals of R2 – Women’s 10m AR Standing SH1 Live @07:30AM

@07:15 AM: Tokyo Paralympics Day 6 – Shooting: Men’s 10m AR Standing SH1 qualification and Swaroop Mahavir Unhalkar and Deepak Saini will be in action

@06:52 AM: Tokyo Paralympics Day 6 – Athletics:

Yogesh Kathuniya 1st Attempt: x

2nd Attempt: 42.84

3rd Attempt: x

4th Attempt: x

5th Attempt: 43.55

6th Attempt: 44.38

Current Position: 1st

@06:49 AM: India at Tokyo Paralympics Day 6 – Athletics: Men’s Discus Throw – F56 Final: And then two even bigger ones for Kathuniya – 43.55 and 44.38 off his last two attempts. Very close to his PB of 44.47.

@06:42 AM: India at Tokyo Paralympics Day 6 – Athletics: India’s Yogesh Kathuniya with 42.84 on his second attempt. A new season best.

His third throw is again deemed as foul.

@06:32 AM: India at Tokyo Paralympics Day 6 – Athletics: Two athletes are done and now India’s Yogesh Kathuniya is next up. His Personal Best is 44.47 and his Season Best is 34.76.

@06:15 AM: India at Tokyo Paralympics Day 6 – Shooting: Avani Lekhara is through to the final! She recovers superbly from a slow start and finishes 7th in the field. Final coming up at 7.30 am.

06:12 AM: India at Tokyo Paralympics Day 6 – Shooting: A few low 10s in the 5th series and Avani Lekhara is now at the 8th spot with one series left

06:05 AM: India at Tokyo Paralympics Day 6 – Athletics: Yogesh Kathuniya in action in the Men’s Discus Throw. Eight athletes, who will be participating in the final

06:02 AM: India at Tokyo Paralympics Day 6 – Shooting: Series 3 & 4 sees Avani Lekhara register good scores of 104.9 104.8 and it has kept her inside the top 8 for now.

@05:50 AM: India at Tokyo Paralympics Day 6 -Athletics: Yogesh Kathuniya will compete in Men’s Discus Throw F56 Final shortly

05:40 AM: India at Tokyo Paralympics Day 6 – Shooting: After a slow start, Avani Lekhara has registered 103.0 102.8 in her first 2 series to be around top 8.

Average Score: 10.29

Total Score: 205.80

05:22 AM: India at Tokyo Paralympics Day 6 – Shooting: Avani is at the 9th position after she completes the Series 1 of 10 shots.

Average Score: 10.3 Total Score: 103.0

05;15 AM: India at Tokyo Paralympics – Shooting: After the first 3 shots in Series 1, Avani is currently at 19th Position

05:10 AM: Tokyo Paralympics – Shooting: Our young and talented para shooter Avani Lekhara is ready to compete in 10m AR Standing SH 1 Qualification match

@05:00AMTokyo Paralympics- Shooting 21 shooters are participating in the contest and the best 8 qualify for the finals

Shooting: Women’s 10m AR Standing SH1 @ 5 AM: Qualification Round: Avani Lekhara: The day starts with Avani Lekhara in women’s 10m Air Rifle shooting in SH1 category. The 19-year-old World No 5 is a strong contender for a medal but it will be a difficult task against a strong field. It includes current world record holder Iryana Shchetnik besides Rio Paralympics bronze medallist Yaping Yan from China.

Men’s Discuss F56 Final @ 6:05 AM: Yogesh Kathuniya: After Vinod Kumar broke the Asian record in F52 discus throw, Yogesh Kathuniya is aiming for a gold medal finish. The former World Record holder in F36 category with a throw of 45.18m, Yogesh Kathuniya made a statement. Now, in the F56 classification, his personal best is 44.47 but he has is aiming to break the World Record mark of 46.68 and bag gold. But it will not be an easy task. He will face stiff competition from Brazil’s Batista dos Santos, the current World Record holder.

Men’s Shooting 10m Air Rifle SH1 Qualification @ 7:15AM: Deepak, Swaroop Mahavir Unhalkar: In men’s shooting, Deepak and Swaroop Mahavir Unhalkar will be in action. The duo will be up against a world-class field comprising current world record holder Jinho Park of South Korea, Laslo Suranji of Serbia, the Rio Paralympics gold medallist amongst others. Both will have to be at their best to challenge for a medal. If they qualify amongst the Top 8, the final will be held in the evening.

India at Tokyo Paralympics Day 6: Men’s Javelin Throw F46 @ 7:33 AM: Devendra Jhajaria, Sundar Singh Gurjar, Ajeet Singh: The most important event of the day will be the men’s javelin throw F46 as Devendra Jhajharia will be aiming to script history. The 40-year-old repeated 2004 Athens performance with a gold medal at Rio Paralympics with a world record throw of 63.97m. Now, at 40, he is still hungry for more. In what could be his last Paralympics, the Indian legend will need to give his best as the field will also consist of two fellow Indians Sundar Singh Gurjar and Ajeet Singh. The two have watched him closely and will look to trump him at his own game. Ajeet Singh is also the reigning World Champion while Gurjar is a former world champion.

Men’s Javelin Throw F64 Final @ 3:30 PM: Sandeep Chaudhary, Sumit Antil: The day will end with Men’s F64 Javelin Throw final with Sandeep Chaudhary and Sumit Antil vying for gold medal for India. Sandeep is currently the World Record holder with a throw of 62.88m and is a strong contender for a gold medal. But he will have plenty of competition from a strong field beside his countryman Sumit Antil. He bagged a silver medal at the 2019 World Championship and will look to draw inspiration from that performance.

Tokyo Paralympics: Where can I watch the live telecast?

DD Sports will be live telecasting India’s events while you can also tune in EuroSport for live telecast of Tokyo Paralympics 2021.

Tokyo Paralympics: Where can I watch the live stream?

If you want to watch the action on mobile, you can switch to Paralympic.org’s YouTube channel where it will be streamed live. Furthermore, you can follow InsideSport for all the live updates.

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