India at Tokyo Paralympics: Check full List of Indian Paralympic Medal Winners and India’s final Medal Tally

India's medal tally at Paralympics 2020: India won a total of 19 medals at Tokyo Paralympics 2020, including 5 gold, 8 silver and 6 bronze. Check full list of Indian Paralympic Medal Winners here. 

Created On: Sep 6, 2021 18:48 IST
Indian medal tally at Paralympics 2020
Indian medal tally at Paralympics 2020

India's medal tally at Paralympics 2020: India scripted history at Tokyo Paralympics 2020 with its best-ever medal tally of 19 medals, which includes five gold medals, eight silver medals, and six bronze medals. The 19 medals were clinched by Indian para athletes across five sporting disciplines including shooting, javelin throw, badminton, athletics and archery. 

India has won a total of 31 medals in the 11 editions of Paralympic Games since its introduction in 1960, which includes nine gold, 12 silver and 10 bronze, more than half of these came at Tokyo Paralympics 2020.

The Indian gold medalists at Tokyo Paralympics include shooter Avani Lekhara, javelin thrower Sumit Antil, shooter Manish Narwal and shuttlers Pramod Bhagat and Krishna Nagar. 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted saying, "In the history of Indian sports, the Tokyo #Paralympics will always have a special place. The games will remain etched in the memory of every Indian and will motivate generations of athletes to pursue sports. Every member of our contingent is a champion and source of inspiration."

PM Modi said that "the historic number of medals India won has filled our hearts with joy. I would like to appreciate the coaches, support staff and families of our athletes for their constant support to the players. We hope to build on our successes to ensure greater participation in sports."

Avani Lekhara first Indian woman to win gold at Paralympics

Avani Lekhara has become the first Indian woman to win gold at the Paralympics. The 19-year-old created a Paralympics record by equaling the world record held by Ukraine’s Iryna Shchetnik with a score of 249.6 that was set in 2018. 

She has become the fourth Indian athlete overall to win a Paralympics gold after swimmer Murlikant Petkar in 1972, javelin thrower Devendra Jhajharia in 2004 and 2016 and high jumper Mariyappan Thangavelu in 2016.

India's Medal Tally at Tokyo Paralympics 2020

India's medal tally at Tokyo Paralympics 2020 stands at 12, which includes two gold, six silver and four bronze medals. This is by far India's best performance at a single edition of the Paralympic Games. 

India's Medal Tally

Sporting Event

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Total

Javelin Throw

1

1

1

3

Badminton

2

1

1

4

Table Tennis

1

-

-

1

Shooting 

1

 1

3

5

Discus Throw 

-

1

-

1

High Jump

-

3

2

5

List of Indian Paralympic Medal Winners

Event

Sportsperson

Medal

Women's 10m air rifle standing SH1 event   Avani Lekhara  Gold 
F64 Javelin Throw Sumit Antil  Gold 
Badminton men’s singles SL3
Pramod Bhagat 
Gold 
P4 mixed 50m air pistol SH1 Manish Narwal  Gold 
Badminton men's singles SH6 -final  Krishna Nagar  Gold 
Class 4 Table Tennis Bhavina Patel  Silver
Badminton men's singles SL4 event Suhas Yathiraj  Silver
T64 High Jump Praveen Kumar Silver
T42 High Jump Mariyappan Thangavelu  Silver
F46 Javelin Throw  Devendra Jhajharia Silver

F56 Discus Throw 

Yogesh Kathuniya  Silver 
T-47 High Jump Nishad Kumar Silver 
P4 mixed 50m air pistol SH1 Singhraj Adana Silver 
F46 Javelin Throw Sundar Singh Gurjar Bronze
Men's 10m air pistol SH1 Singhraj Adhana  Bronze
T42 High Jump Sharad Kumar  Bronze
R8 Women's 50m Rifle 3P SH1  Avani Lekhara  Bronze
Men’s individual recurve archery Harvinder Singh Bronze
Badminton men’s singles SL3 Manoj Sarkar Bronze

Indian discus thrower Vinod Kumar loses bronze medal

Indian discus thrower Vinod Kumar has lost his F52 category bronze medal after the technical delegates decided that was ineligible for the F52 disability classification assessment.  The disability classification panel was unable to allocate the Indian athlete with a sport class and therefore he is  ineligible for the Men's F52 Discus medal event. Hence, his bronze medal will not count.

Vinod Kumar had set a new Asian Record with a throw of  19.91 in the discus throw finals to win the bronze medal. The organisers put the result under review after there was protest regarding his disability classification. The athlete was designated as Classification not Completed (CNC) and his results were considered null and void. 

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