India finishes 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games with 19 Medals

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September 5

 India won five gold, eight silver, and six bronze medals in Tokyo Paralympic Games. In last 11 editions of the Games from 1968 till 2016, India had only won 12 medals.

On the final day of the Tokyo Paralympic Games, India claimed a gold and a silver in badminton.

Tokyo Paralympic Games was participated by 162 nations and India finished 24th if we shall look at the gold medal count.

India is placed 20th,based on the number of medals it won.

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Krishna Nagar in Men’s Singles SH6 class, won India’s lone gold medal on Sunday. Krishna beat Hong Kong China’s Chu Man Kai 21-17, 16-21, 21-17.

It was India’s second gold medal from the badminton courts and fifth overall in Tokyo.

Suhas Yathiraj also won a silver medal. He got defeated after fighting to France’s world No 1 Lucas Mazur in three well-fought games in the final of the Men’s Singles SL4 class.

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Suhas Yathiraj, an IAS officer,  who is currently posted as the District Magistrate of Gautam Buddh Nagar in Uttar Pradesh.

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India finished its campaign in Paralympic Games shooting with five medals — two gold, one silver, and two bronze medals.

Lekhara and Manish Narwal won the two gold medals while Singhraj Adhana bagged silver and bronze medals. Avani claimed the other bronze medal.

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54 para-athletes from India participated in nine sports in 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games.

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