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There is a strong chance that Indian para-athletes will bring home unprecedented medal tally in Tokyo

There is a strong chance that Indian para-athletes will bring home unprecedented medal tally in Tokyo

At the Tokyo Paralympics, India is aiming for its best-ever medal haul. At least four Indians are ranked number one in the world, while six are ranked second and ten are ranked third. Since its inception in 1972, India has won a total of 12 Paralympic medals. At the Paralympics in Tokyo, India hopes to win ten medals in para-athletics. The nature and extent of a para-impairment athlete’s determines their classification.

When the para archery events begin on Friday, India is anticipated to win its first medal. After Iran, India will be the 17th team to enter the Olympic Stadium. Fans will be barred from the Paralympics, as they were from the last Olympic Games. More than 205 countries (including the Olympic Refugee Team) sent athletes to compete in 339 events across 33 sports.

Key Highlights

  • At least four Indians are ranked number one in the world, while six are ranked second and ten are ranked third.
  • India has won a total of 12, with the country expecting at least 15, including five and six, in the last year.
  • At least four Indian are ranked in the top 25 in the country, and if the forecasted success is not far off the mark, the country might be among the top 10.
  • At the beginning of the year, India will be the 17th country to enter the country.
  • Since its inception in 1972, India has had its finest ever.
  • Indian has won its finest. ever.
  • India is aiming for its best-ever medal haul.
  • Since it is the first day of the month, India is anticipated to win its first. year.
  • Since India is on its way to the first year of its first year, it is expected to be the first. day of August 8.
  • Since there is no sign of the end of the first week of August, it could be the last day of September.

With an unprecedented 54 inspirational athletes eyeing a medal haul that could barely surpass the double digit figure for the first time at the showpiece, which begins here on Tuesday, India has had its finest ever Olympics and looks good for its best ever Paralympics. Star javelin thrower Devendra Jhajharia and high jumper Mariyappan Thangavelu, both gold medalists at the 2016 Rio Paralympics, will lead India’s largest-ever team, with the country expecting at least 15 medals, including five golds.

The Paralympics are being held under tight safety and health procedures as a result of the COVID-19 epidemic, which has caused a number of countries to withdraw. India is competing in nine sports.

The expectation of unparalleled success is not far off the mark, since at least four Indians are ranked number one in the world, six are ranked second, and roughly ten are ranked third.

India has won a total of 12 medals in the Paralympics since its inception in 1972, and if the forecasted success comes true, the country might be among the top 25 in the medal tally this time, up from 43rd in 2016 with two gold, one silver, and one bronze.

Para-athletes look set to add to the euphoria of sporting success following the best-ever medal haul in the Olympics, which ended on August 8. With the government loosening its purse strings for para-athletes and many of them preparing well at various Sports Authority of India facilities across the country, the paralympians look set to add to the euphoria of sporting success following the best-ever medal haul in the Olympics, which ended on August 8.

During the Olympics, India won seven medals, including one gold and two silver.

Jhajharia, who was electrocuted as a youngster and lost his left hand, is still going strong at 40, and is aiming for a hat-trick of gold medals in the F-46 category after finishing first in 2004 and 2016. He holds the current world record in the event.

Athletes with upper limb deficit, impaired muscle power, or impaired passive range of motion are classified as F-46.

Mariyappan, who was permanently injured when a bus smashed his right leg below the knee when he was five years old, is another para athlete looking to defend the gold he earned in T63 high jump in 2016, despite being ranked second in the world.

On Tuesday, he will also carry the country’s flag at the opening ceremony.

From the 24-strong para athletics team, world champion Sandeep Choudhary (F-64 javelin throw) is the third gold medal candidate. He is the world’s number one as well as the world record holder.

Sundar Singh Gurjar, the defending world champion, and para-javelin throwers Ajeet Singh (also in F-46) and Navdeep Singh (F41) are all medal contenders in para-athletics.

India’s Paralympic Committee is aiming for ten medals in para athletics.

The nature and extent of a para-impairment athlete’s determines their classification. Athletes can compete against others of similar skill levels thanks to the classification system.

Badminton will make its Paralympic Games debut in Tokyo, and India has some of the most promising medal hopes.

Pramod Bhagat, the world No. 1 and repeated world champion, is a top gold medal candidate in the men’s SL3 event.

Krishna Nagar (SH6), the world No. 2 shuttler, and Tarun Dhillon (SL4) are two additional para shuttlers who are expected to do well.

In the women’s division, the seasoned Parul Parmar, a two-time previous world champion, and the young Palak Kohli (SL3-SU5), whose one hand did not grow fully at birth, will have high chances of returning with a medal.

In Tokyo, India is counting on its shooters and archers to rise to the occasion.

Rakesh Kumar and Shyam Sundar (compound), Vivek Chikara and Harvinder Singh (recurve), and woman archer Jyoti Baliyan (compound individual /mixed event) will compete for India in archery.

Para canoeing, para swimming, para powerlifting, para table tennis, and para taekwondo are among the other sports in which Indians compete.

Bhavina Patel and Sonal Patel, both para table tennis players, will be in action for India starting on August 25.

Given that neither is a serious candidate for a podium finish, India’s first medal is likely to come in the para archery events on Friday. A gold rush is likely to commence once the para athletics events begin on Saturday.

The Paralympics, which will be opened by Emperor Naruhito, are being staged against a backdrop of rising COVID-19 cases in Tokyo and other parts of Japan, necessitating stringent health and safety precautions.

Only six officials are allowed to attend the opening ceremony on Tuesday, similar to the Olympics, while five athletes, including flag bearer Mariyappan, will make up the 11-member Indian contingent.

Disk thrower Vinod Kumar, javelin thrower Tek Chand, and powerlifters Jaideep and Sakina Khatun are among the other competitors.

After Iran, India will be the 17th team to enter the Olympic Stadium.

Fans have been prohibited from the Paralympics, as they have been from previous Olympic Games, due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases, while the organizers are still trying to get minors into specific venues.

More than 11000 competitors from 205 countries (including the Olympic Refugee Team) competed in 339 events across 33 sports throughout the Olympics.

Around 4500 participants from 163 countries will compete in 540 events in 22 sports at the Paralympics.

Because there are several classifications depending on the level of handicap, there are more events in the Paralympics.

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