Closing Ceremony of Tokyo Paralympics
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♦ Javelin thrower Tek Chand was the flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Paralympics.
♦ Shooter Avani Lekhara was India’s flag-bearer at the closing ceremony.
♦ India sent its largest ever contingent of 54 para-athletes at Tokyo Paralympics to compete throughout as many as 9 sporting disciplines at the Games.
♦ Prior to this, India had gained a total of 12 Paralympics medals, since making its first look at the Paralympics in 1968, until the 2016 Rio.
♦ The Indian theme music of Paralympics 2020 “Kar de kamaal tu”. The composer and singer of the song is Sanjeev Singh, a Divyang cricket player from Lucknow.
List winners of Tokyo Paralympics:
Sumit Antil (Men’s Javelin Throw)
Badminton – Pramod Bhagat (Men’s Singles)
Badminton – Krishna Nagar (Men’s Singles)
Shooting – Manish Narwal (Mixed 50m Pistol)
Shooting – Avani Lekhara (Women’s 10m Air Rifle Standing)
Yogesh Kathuniya (Men’s Discus Throw)
Nishad Kumar (Men’s High Jump)
Mariyappan Thangavelu (Men’s High Jump)
Praveen Kumar (Men’s High Jump)
Devendra Jhajharia (Men’s Javelin Throw)
Badminton – Suhas Yathiraj (Men’s Singles)
Shooting – Singhraj Adhana (Mixed 50m Pistol)
Table Tennis – Bhavina Patel (Women’s Singles)
Archery – Harvinder Singh (Men’s Individual Recurve)
Sharad Kumar (Men’s High Jump)
Sundar Singh Gurjar (Men’s Javelin Throw)
Badminton – Manoj Sarkar (Men’s Singles)
Shooting – Singhraj Adhana (Men’s 10m Air Pistol)
Shooting – Avani Lekhara (Women’s 50m Rifle three Positions)
♦ Tokyo Paralympics was once the sixteenth Summer Paralympic Games, held in Tokyo, Japan from August 24, to September 05, 2021. Badminton and Taekwondo were inducted for the first time in the Tokyo Paralympics. China topped the final medal tally at the Tokyo Paralympic Games. The country received a whole of 207 medals (96 golds, 60 silvers and 51 bronzes). The United Kingdom (124) gets the second function observed through the USA(104). This is the fifth consecutive time China dominated the Paralympic Games in both gold medal tally and overall medal tally.