India scripted history at Tokyo Paralympics 2020

  • India has created history at the Tokyo Paralympics, returning home with as many as 19 medals, their best-ever tally in a single edition of the Paralympics so far. With as many as 5 gold medals, 8 silver medals and 6 bronze medals, finishing inside the top 25 at the Para Games in the Japanese capital.
  • India’s tally of 19 is also the country’s best at a multi-spot world event, going past the tally of 13 registered at the Summer Youth Olympics in 2018. The record tally in Paralympics comes after the able-bodied athletes scripted history at the Tokyo Olympics, winning 7 medals, their best-ever tally at the Olympics.
  • India finished inside the top 25 in the medal table at the Tokyo Paralympics, going past their previous-best bby 15 medals.
  • From its first-ever Paralympics in 1968 to 2016, India had won 12 medals but the bar has been set high by the para-athletes as they return home with a staggering tally of 19. In fact, India had only 19 athletes at the Rio Paralympics where they won 4 medals.
  • There were multiple medalists as well for India as Avani Lekhara won a gold medal and a bronze medal in shooting while Singhraj took a silver and bronze in shooting. Notably, Avani was the India’s flag-bearer at the Tokyo Paralympics closing ceremony after having become the first woman gold medalist at the Paralympics or Olympics history. The Paralympics involved a record number of athletes — 4,405 — and a record number of countries won medals.

Full list of India’s medalists from Tokyo Paralympics:


  • Avani Lekhara – Gold – Women’s 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1
  • Pramod Bhagat – Gold – Men’s singles SL3 badminton
  • Krishna Nagar – Gold – Men’s singles SH6 badminton
  • Sumit Antil – Gold – Men’s Javelin Throw F64
  • Manish Narwal – Gold – Mixed 50m Pistol SH1


  • Bhavinaben Patel – Silver – Women’s Singles Class 4 Table Tennis
  • Singhraj – Silver – Mixed 50m Pistol SH1
  • Yogesh Kathuniya – Silver – Men’s Discus F56
  • Nishad Kumar – Silver – Men’s High Jump T47
  • Mariyappan Thangavelu – Silver – Men’s High Jump T63
  • Praveen Kumar – Silver – Men’s High Jump T64
  • Devendra Jhajharia – Silver – Men’s Javelin F46
  • Suhas Yathiraj – Silver – Men’s Singles Badminton SL4


  • Avani Lekhara – Bronze – Women’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions SH1
  • Harvinder Singh – Bronze – Men’s Individual Recurve Archery
  • Sharad Kumar- Bronze – Men’s High Jump T63
  • Sundar Singh Gurjar -Bronze- Men’s Javelin Throw F46
  • Manoj Sarkar – Bronze – Men’s Singles Badminton SL3
  • Singhraj – Bronze – Men’s 10m Air Pistol SH1

Sport-wise tally of India’s medals at Tokyo Paralympics

  • Athletics – 8
  • Shooting – 5
  • Badminton – 4
  • Archery – 1
  • Table Tennis – 1