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India records its best-ever finish at Tokyo Olympics with five gold, eight silver, and six bronze medals

India records its best-ever finish at Tokyo Olympics with five gold, eight silver, and six bronze medals

At the Tokyo Paralympics, India won the most medals it has ever won. With their dedication and hard effort, 54 athletes made this possible. Avani Lekhara and Singhraj Adana, both Indian shooters, won two gold medals each. In badminton, Pramod Bhagat and Krishna Nagar both won gold and brought home four medals.

Key Highlights

  • At the Tokyo Paralympics, India won the most medals it has ever won.
  • With their dedication and hard effort, a record number of 54 athletes made this possible.
  • Avani Lekhara and Singhraj Adana, both Indian shooters, won two gold medals each.
  • In badminton, Indian shuttlers Pramod Bhagat and Krishna Nagar both won gold, giving India a total of four medals.

With five gold, eight silver, and six bronze medals placed inside the top 25 at the Para Games in the Japanese capital, India has achieved its best-ever result at the Para Games. The country made history when it broke the record of 13 medals won in the Summer Youth Olympics in 2018.

This comes after the athletes earned seven medals at the Olympics this year, the most they’ve ever won. India has previously won four medals at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. In reality, before the Tokyo Paralympics, India had won a total of 12 medals. However, with 19 more medals, the total count now stands at 31. With their dedication and hard effort, a record number of 54 athletes made this possible.

The first medal went to Bhavinaben Patel, who won silver in the women’s singles table tennis event (Class 4). Two badminton players came away with medals from the Games: Krishna Nagar earned a historic gold medal in the men’s singles SH6 category, while Suhas Yathiraj, an IAS officer, won silver in the SL4 category.

Avani Lekhara and Singhraj Adana each won two gold medals, for a total of five gold medals for the Indian shooters. In shooting, Avani Lekhara won a gold and a bronze medal, while Singhraj won a silver and bronze medal. Avani has now become the first woman to win a gold medal at the Paralympics or the Olympics. She will also carry India’s flag at the Paralympics’ closing ceremony in Tokyo on Sunday.

India earned four high jump medals, three javelin throw medals, and one discus throw medal. Sumit Antil, a javelin thrower, won India’s only gold medal in athletics at the Tokyo Paralympics.

In badminton, Indian shuttlers Pramod Bhagat and Krishna Nagar both won gold, giving India a total of four medals. This year’s Paralympics saw the sport compete for the first time.

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