Tokyo Paralympics: Sports Minister said – last time 19 athletes landed, this time 19 won medals; historical performance

New Delhi. India’s players won 19 medals while performing brilliantly in the Tokyo Paralympics. This is the best performance in Paralympic history. In the 2016 Rio Paralympics, 19 athletes from India had landed, while this time they got the same number of medals. Sports Minister Anurag Thakur said that the performance of Indian players was historic. That’s why they deserve special respect.

Indian athletes won 19 medals including 5 Gold, 8 Silver and 6 Bronze in Paralympic Games. This is almost three times the medals of the players in the Olympics. Indian players won 7 medals in Olympics. At the award ceremony, Sports Minister Anurag Thakur said, ‘These players have come by creating history. They should be warmly welcomed. This time the players won as many medals as the athletes had landed in the previous games. A total of 54 players had entered the Tokyo Paralympic Games this time. He won medals in 5 out of 9 sports.

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Most 8 medals won in athletics

Indian athletes won the maximum 8 medals in athletics. This includes a Gold Medal, 5 Silver and 2 Bronze. At the same time, the shooting players captured 5 medals including 2 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze. In Badminton, 4 medals including 2 gold, one silver and one bronze were received. Talking about table tennis, got a silver and Archery got a bronze medal. In 2016 Rio Paralympics, India got 4 medals including 2 Gold, 1 Silver and 1 Bronze. It was the best performance then.

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