Tokyo Paralympics: 10 medals for India for the first time

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India has so far won a total of 10 medals including 2 gold at the Tokyo Paralympics. Mariyappan Thangavelu won silver and Sharad Kumar won bronze in the T42 category of men’s high jump on Tuesday. Earlier, 39-year-old Singhraj Adhana won the bronze medal for India in the final of 10m Air Pistol SH1. Mariyappan won the gold medal at the 2016 Rio Paralympics.

Mariyappan made his highest jump of 1.86 metres. At the same time, Sharad jumped 1.83 meters. Sam Grave of America won the gold medal with a jump of 1.88m. For the first time India has won 10 medals in any Paralympics or Olympics.

On the previous day, India had won 5 medals including 2 gold and today’s day started off well. Adhana finished third with a score of 216.8. China’s Yang Chao managed to win the gold with 237.9 points, while China’s He Hong Jing got the silver medal.

However, Manish disappointed everyone in the elimination round and was eliminated with 135.8 points. 18-year-old Manish Narwal had topped the qualification but could not recover from a slow start in the final and finished 7th.

India’s medal tally in the Tokyo Paralympic Games now stands at 8. In which 2 Gold, 4 Silver and 2 Bronze are included.

At the start of the seventh day, Rubina Francis made it to the final in the women’s 10m air pistol SH1. Rubina played brilliantly in the qualification round and finished 7th with 560 points to reach the finals of P2 Women’s 10m Air Pistol SH1.

Rubina was expected to do well in the women’s 10m air pistol final but she disappointed in the final. In the first elimination round of the final, Rubina finished sixth with a score of 110.5. After this, the score of the second round was 128.5 and they had to be satisfied with the seventh place.

Rakesh Kumar made his way to the quarterfinals after a 140-137 win over #SVK’s Marianne Marek in the Men’s Individual Compound Open 1/8 elimination. But in the quarterfinals, Ai Xinliang of China defeated Rakesh 143-145 in a close match.

Simran Sharma finished fifth in the women’s 100m T-13 race. She missed out on qualifying for the final with a fifth-place finish. He covered this distance in 12.69 seconds.

India’s poor performance was also seen in the Class 4 and 5 team events of Tokyo Paralympic Table Tennis. The pair of Bhavina Patel and Sonalben Patel were defeated in straight sets by Zhou Ying and Zhang Bian of China. The Chinese pair defeated the Indian team 11-2, 11-4, 11-2.

India’s Bhagyashree Jadhav also disappointed in the women’s shot put competition. Bhagyashree finished 7th in the final of F34 with a personal best of 7.00.

India won a total of 5 medals on Monday, more than it has ever won in any one Paralympics. So far, India has won 8 medals in the Tokyo Paralympic Games. It has become India’s most successful Paralympics ever. Earlier, India had won 4 medals each in 2016 Rio Paralympics and 1984 Paralympics.


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