On Tuesday, the number of medals for India at the Tokyo Paralympics 2020 rose yet again. With two medals coming from the T63 Men’s High Jump, India increased its medals. At the end of day 7, India has a total of 10 medals to its name. Of these two are gold, 5 silver, and 3 bronze.
China remains at the top of the medal tally, while Great Britain and RPC follow it on second and third position!
As the Paralympics proceed, Indian athletes are showing good class. In the last three days, the Indian contingent has received the highest number of medals in the history of the games. With the beginning coming from Bhavina Patel with a Silver. It was later taken to new heights by the athletes that followed! Later, Nishad Kumar won a silver in the Men’s T47 High Jump.
Avani Lekhara, the young girl, broke the Paralympics record and the world record on her way to getting the gold. She contested in the Women’s 10m Air Rifle standing SH1. The same day, Yogesh Kathuniya made an outstanding performance and won a silver in the men’s discus throw F56 category. The day did not end here and medals continued to pour for India.
The other medals coming from the two categories of Javelin Throw. In the F46 category, Devendra Jhajhariya broke his personal best record and the previous world record. But, could not get the gold medal. The champion comes back with silver this time. In the same category, Sundar Singh Gurjar won the bronze medal. Another gold medal was added to India’s medal tally at the end of the day when Sumit Antil contested in the Men’s Javelin Throw F64 category. He set a World Record. He did not stop there and went on to break his own made record Twice to get the Gold Medal.
In case if one is unaware of the category system in the Paralympic Games, it is in simple terms based on the kind of disability or the amount of disability that the body has. Hence, the athletes compete in different categories with athletes with similar disabilities!
As day 7 started, India won a bronze medal in the Men’s Air Pistol SH1 category. Singhraj Adhana won the medal for India! Later, Mariyappan Thangavelu, the gold medalist from Rio Olympics contesting in the Men’s T63 High Jump won a silver medal. In the same category, Sharad Kumar won the bronze for India!
As the events continue, India looks at its athletes with the hopes of getting more medals! Hopefully, these champions will create history and bring more laurels for the nation at the Tokyo Paralympics 2020!
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