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India at the 2020 Summer Paralympics

Sporting event delegation

India at the
2020 Summer Paralympics
IPC codeIND
NPCParalympic Committee of India
Websitewww.paralympic.org.in
in Tokyo, Japan
Competitors54 in 9 sports
Flag bearer (opening)Tek Chand
Flag bearer (closing)Avani Lekhara[1]
Medals
Ranked 24th
Gold
5
Silver
8
Bronze
6
Total
19
Summer Paralympics appearances (overview)

India competed in the 2020 Summer Paralympics in Tokyo, Japan, from 24 August to 5 September 2021.

Indian athletes have appeared in every edition of the Summer Paralympics since 1984, though they made their official debut at the 1968 Summer Paralympics. This is India's most successful Paralympic season with 5 golds 8 silvers and 6 bronzes (total 19). Before this edition, India had won 12 medals (4 medals of each color) of all previous Paralympics appearances combined.

Table tennis player Bhavina Patel won India's first Paralympic medal in Table Tennis.[2] Shooter Avani Lekhara scripted history as she became the first Indian to win a medal in Shooting in the Paralympics. She also became the first Indian woman to win a gold medal at the Paralympics and also became the first Indian woman to become multiple medalist in Paralympics.[3] Another shooter Singhraj Adhana won two medals - Silver in Mixed 50m pistol SH1 category and Bronze in Men's 10m air rifle SH1 category.[4]

Archer Harvinder Singh became the first Indian to win a medal in Archery at the Paralympics. He won a bronze medal in Men's Recurve Individual.[5] Indian discus thrower Vinod Kumar lost his F52 category bronze medal after being found ineligible in the disability classification assessment.[6] Mariyappan Thangavelu was originally the flag bearer but because of quarantine, the flag bearer was changed to Tek Chand.[7]

Medalists

Medals by Winning Sequence

Medals by Sport, Gender and Day

Competitors

This year India sent its largest contingent of all time.

Sport Men Women Total Events
Men Women Mixed Total
Archery 4 1 5 2 1 1 4
Athletics 20 4 24 13 3 0 16
Badminton 5 2 7 3 3 1 7
Paracanoeing 0 1 1 0 1 0 1
Powerlifting 1 1 2 1 1 0 2
Shooting 8 2 10 3 3 4 10
Swimming 2 0 2 3 0 0 3
Table Tennis 0 2 2 0 3 0 3
Taekwondo 0 1 1 0 1 0 1
Total 40 14 54 25 16 6 47

Archery

India archers achieved quota places for the following events from the 2019 World Para Archery Championships.

Harvinder Singh and Vivek Chikara became the first male archers from the country to qualify for the games. They achieved this feat by finishing in the Top 16 in the World Championship. Rakesh Kumar and Shyam Sundar Swami also qualified from the World Championship.[8] Jyoti Baliyan got the Bipartite Commission invitation to participate in the tournament.

Men

Athlete Event Ranking round Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
Score Seed Opposition
score
Opposition
score
Opposition
score
Opposition
score
Opposition
score
Opposition
score
Rank
Harvinder Singh Individual Recurve Open 600 21 N/A  Travisani (ITA)
W 6–5
 Tsydendorzhiev (RPC)
W 6–5
 Szarszewski (GER)
W 6–2
 Mather (USA)
L 4–6
 Kim M-s (KOR)
W 6–5
Vivek Chikara 609 10 N/A  Megahamulea (SRI)
W 6–2
 Phillips (GBR)
L 3–7
Did not advance 9
Rakesh Kumar Individual Compound Open 699 3 Bye  Ngai KC (HKG)
W 144–131
 Marecak (SVK)
W 140–137
 Ai Xl (CHN)
L 143–145
Did not advance 5
Shyam Sundar Swami 682 21 Bye  Stutzman (USA)
L 139–142
Did not advance 17

Women

Athlete Event Ranking round Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
Score Seed Opposition
score
Opposition
score
Opposition
score
Opposition
score
Opposition
score
Rank
Jyoti Baliyan Individual Compound Open 671 15  Leonard (IRL)
L 137–141
Did not advance 17

Mixed

Athlete Event Ranking Round Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
Score Seed Opposition
score
Opposition
score
Opposition
score
Opposition
score
Rank
Jyoti Baliyan
Rakesh Kumar
Compound Mixed Team Open 1370 6  Thailand (THA)
W 147–141
 Turkey (TUR)
L 151–153
Did not advance 5

Athletics

The following Indian athletes achieved the quota places by finishing in the top 4 at the 2019 World Para Athletics Championship in Dubai, Qualification Ranking Allocation, Qualification Ranking Allocation, and High-Performance Allocation.

India secured qualification through World Championship and via World Rankings.

The Paralympic Committee of India announced the final list of the athletes after completing the selection trials in New Delhi.[9]

Key
  • NM = No Mark
  • Q = Qualified for the next round
  • WR = World Record
  • AR = Area (Asian) Record
  • SB = Season Best
  • PB = Personal Best
  • CNC = Classification not completed
  • DNF = Did Not Finish

Men

Field
Athlete Event Final
Distance Position
Amit Kumar Saroha Club Throw F51 27.77 SB 5
Dharambir Nain 25.59 SB 8
Vinod Kumar Discus Throw F52 CNC
Yogesh Kathuniya Discus Throw F56 44.38 SB
Nishad Kumar High Jump T47 2.06 AR
Ram Pal 1.94 5
Mariyappan Thangavelu High Jump T63 1.86 SB
Sharad Kumar 1.83 SB
Varun Singh Bhati 1.77 SB 7
Praveen Kumar High Jump T64 2.07 AR
Navdeep Singh Javelin Throw F41 40.80 4
Sundar Singh Gurjar Javelin Throw F46 64.01 SB
Ajeet Singh 56.15 8
Devendra Jhajharia 64.35 PB
Ranjeet Bhati Javelin Throw F57 NM
Sandeep Chaudhary Javelin Throw F64 62.20 SB 4
Sumit Antil 68.55 WR
Arvind Malik Shot Put F35 13.48 7
Soman Rana Shot Put F57 13.81 4
Tek Chand Shot Put F55 9.04 8

Women

Track
Athlete Event Heat Final
Result Rank Result Rank
Simran Sharma 100m T13 12.69 SB 5 Did not advance
Field
Athlete Event Final
Distance Position
Kashish Lakra Club Throw F51 12.66 SB 6
Ekta Bhyan 8.38 SB 8
Bhagyashri Jadhav Shot Put F34 7.00 PB 7

Badminton

Badminton is making its debut at the Paralympic Games. Following Indian shuttlers have qualified for the games based of qualification rankings or bipartite invitation.[10][11][12]

Men
Athlete Event Group Stage Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Pramod Bhagat Singles SL3  Sarkar (IND)
W (21–10, 21–23, 21–9)
 Chyrkov (UKR)
W (21–12, 21–9)
N/A 1 Q  Fujihara (JPN)
W (21–11, 21–16)
 Bethell (GBR)
W (21–14, 21–17)
Manoj Sarkar  Bhagat (IND)
L (10–21, 23–21, 9–21)
 Chyrkov (UKR)
W (21–16, 21–9)
N/A 2 Q  Bethell (GBR)
L (8–21, 10–21)
 Fujihara (JPN)
W (22–20, 21–13)
Tarun Dhillon Singles SL4  Teamarrom (THA)
W (21–7, 21–13)
 Shin (KOR)
W (21–18, 15–21, 21–17)
 Setiawan (INA)
L (19–21, 9–21)
2 Q  Mazur (FRA)
L (16–21, 21–16, 18–21)
 Setiawan (INA)
L (17–21, 11–21)
4
Suhas Lalinakere Yathiraj  Pott (GER)
W (21–9, 21–3)
 Susanto (INA)
W (21–6, 21–12)
 Mazur (FRA)
L (15–21, 17–21)
2 Q  Setiawan (INA)
W (21–9, 21–15)
 Mazur (FRA)
L (21–15, 17–21, 15–21)
Krishna Nagar Singles SH6  Taresoh (MAS)
W (22–20, 21–10)
 Tavares (BRA)
W (21–17, 21–14)
N/A 1 Q  Coombs (GBR)
W (21–10, 21–11)
 Chu (HKG)
W (21–17, 16–21, 21–17)
Women
Athlete Event Group Stage Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Parul Parmar Singles SL4  Cheng (CHN)
L (8–21, 2–21)
 Seibert (GER)
L (21–23, 21–19, 15–21)
3 N/A Did not advance
Palak Kohli Singles SU5  Suzuki (JPN)
L (4–21, 7–21)
 Bağlar (TUR)
W (21–12, 21–18)
2 Q  Kameyama (JPN)
L (11–21, 15–21)
Did not advance
Parul Parmar
Palak Kohli
Doubles SL3–SU5  Cheng /
Ma (CHN)
L (7–21, 5–21)
 Morin /
Noël (FRA)
L (12–21, 20–22)
3 N/A Did not advance
Mixed
Athlete Event Group Stage Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Pramod Bhagat
Palak Kohli
Doubles SL3–SU5  Mazur /
Noël (FRA)
L (9–21, 21–15, 19–21)
 Teamarrom /
Saensupa (THA)
W (21–15, 21–19)
2 Q  Susanto /
Oktila (INA)
  L (3–21, 15–21)
 Fujihara /
Sugino (JPN)
L (21–23, 19–21)
4

Paracanoeing

Women

Prachi Yadav is set to become India's first Paracanoe athlete at the Tokyo Paralympics. She got quota after finishing 8th in ICF Championship 2019.[13]

Athlete Event Heat Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Prachi Yadav Women's VL2 1:11.098 4 SF 1:07.397 3 Q 1:07.329 8

Powerlifting

Sakina Khatun and Jaideep Deswal received the bipartite invitation to participate in the games. Sakina became the first-ever female powerlifter from the country to participate in the games. While this is Jaideep's second Paralympics, he has represented the country at the 2012 Games in Athletics.

Athlete Event Score Rank
Jaideep Deswal Men's 65 kg
Sakina Khatun Women's 50 kg 93 5

Shooting

Indian shooters achieved quota places for the following events by their best finishes at the 2018 World Shooting Para Sport Championships, 2018 World Shooting Para Sport World Cup, Châteauroux, 2019 World Shooting Para Sport World Cup, Al Ain, and 2019 World Shooting Para Sport Championships, Sydney. Each athlete from each NPC must at least aim to score targets in each medalling event in the qualifying tournaments.

Manish Narwal and Deepender Singh became the first Indian Para Pistol shooter to qualify for the Paralympic Games after winning gold and silver medal at the 2018 World Shooting Para Sport World Cup, Châteauroux.[14] Later Singhraj also joined them by securing a berth in the mixed pistol event. Avani Lekhera becomes the first female shooter to secure a Paralympic berth for India.[15] Swaroop Mahavir Unhalkar secured another quota in the rifle from the 2019 World Shooting Para Sport Championships, Sydney. Later Siddhartha Babu also secured qualified from the same tournament. Deepak Saini, Rahul Jakahar, Akash, and Rubina Francis secured the quota places from the 2021 Para Sport World Cup, Lima.[16]

Paralympic Committee of India, on 8th July 2021 announced the 10-member Indian Team for the Tokyo 2021 games.[17]

Men

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Manish Narwal Men's P1 – 10 m air pistol SH1 575 1 Q 135.8 7
Deepender Singh 560 10 Did not advance
Singhraj Adhana 569 6 Q 216.8
Swaroop Mahavir Unhalkar Men's R1 – 10 m air rifle standing SH1 615.2 7 Q 203.9 4
Deepak Saini 592.6 20 Did not advance
Men's R7 - 50 m rifle 3 positions SH1 1114 18 Did not advance

Women

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Rubina Francis Women's P2 – 10 m air pistol SH1 560 7 Q 128.5 7
Avani Lekhara Women's R2 – 10 m air rifle SH1 621.7 7 Q 249.6 EWR/PR
Women's R8 – 50 m rifle 3 positions SH1 1176 2 Q 445.9

EWR- Equalled World Record; PR- Paralympic Record

Mixed

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Rahul Jakhar Mixed P3 - 25 m pistol SH1 576-14x 2 Q 12 5
Akash 551-11x 20 Did not Advance
Manish Narwal Mixed P4 – 50 m pistol SH1 533-7x 7 Q 218.2 PR
Singhraj Adhana 536-4x 4 Q 216.7
Akash 507-3x 27 Did not Advance
Deepak Saini Mixed R3 – 10 m air rifle prone SH1 624.9 43 Did not advance
Sidhartha Babu 625.5 40 Did not advance
Avani Lekhara 629.7 27 Did not advance
Avani Lekhara Mixed R6 – 50 m rifle prone SH1 612 28 Did not advance
Deepak Saini 602.2 46 Did not advance
Sidhartha Babu 617.2 9 Did not advance

Swimming

One Indian swimmer has successfully entered the Paralympic slot after Suyash Jadhav achieved the MQS. Later, Niranjan Mukundan received bi-partite invitation.[18][19]

Men
Athlete Event Heat Final
Time Rank Time Rank
Niranjan Mukundan 50m Butterfly S7 33.82 6 Did not advance
Suyash Jadhav 32.36 5 Did not advance
100m Breaststroke SB7 N/A DSQ
200m Individual Medley SM7 DNS Did not advance

DNS - Did not start; DSQ- Disqualified

Table tennis

India entered two athletes into the table tennis competition at the games. Bhavina Hasmukhbhai Patel and Sonalben Manubhai Patel qualified via overall Rankings allocation.[20][21]

Women
Athlete Event Group Stage Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Sonal Patel Individual C3  Li Q (CHN)
L 2–3
 Lee M-g (KOR)
L 1–3
3 Did not advance
Bhavina Patel Individual C4  Zhou Y (CHN)
L 0–3
 Shackleton (GBR)
W 3–1
2 Q  de Oliveira (BRA)
W 3–0
 Perić-Ranković (SRB)
W 3–0
 Zhang M (CHN)
W 3–2
 Zhou Y (CHN)
L 0–3
Sonal Patel
Bhavina Patel
Team C4-5 N/A  China (CHN)
L 0–2
Did not advance

Taekwondo

India qualified one athlete to compete at the Paralympics competition. Aruna Tanwar received the bipartite commission invitation allocation quotas for women's – 49 kg events.[22] Aruna withdrew before her repechage round match due to a hairline fracture.

Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Aruna Tanwar Women's K44 −49 kg  Jovanovic (SRB)
W 29–9
 Espinoza (PER)
L 21–84
Did not advance  Fataliyeva (AZE)
L w/o
Did not advance

See also

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