India finished their Paralympic campaign with 19 medals in Tokyo. The Indian athletes achieved 5 Gold medals, 8 silver medals, and 6 Bronze medals at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics. India sent its highest ever contingent of 54 para-athletes across as many as 9 sporting disciplines. Badminton and Taekwondo made their debut in Tokyo, both of which were represented by India
Since making its first appearance at the Paralympics in 1968, India had won 12 medals in total till the 2016 Rio edition. It has now drastically improved upon that entire number by 7 medals at the Tokyo Paralympics 2020 alone
Out of a total of 162 nations, India has finished 24th in the overall medal tally, while its accomplishment of 19 medals is ranked 20th based on the number of medals.
India won its first medal of the Games through Bhavinaben Patel, who brought home silver in table tennis women’s singles (Class 4), while Krishna Nagar won gold in badminton men’s singles (SH6) to end India’s campaign in style on the last day of the Games.
These are some of the many wishes pouring in for the India para contingent.
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.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 5, 2021
Our performance this year at the #Paralympics has been nothing short of a fairytale & it is just the beginning.
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) September 5, 2021
19 🥇 🥈 🥉
Phenomenal Rise of Indian🇮🇳Paralympians!
— Anurag Thakur (@ianuragthakur) September 5, 2021