The Paralympic Games are finally here! While they were slated to happen in 2020, much like the Olympic Games, they had to be pushed back by a year owing to the outbreak of COVID-19. The Tokyo Olympic Games were successfully concluded earlier this month and now the Paralympic Games are here in the shadow of COVID-19.
The Indian contingent has taken part in every Paralympic Games since the 1984 edition of the event. Moreover, this time around, it will be the nation's largest-ever contingent of 54 members who will be donning the Indian colours at the Japanese capital. The country is certainly hoping for a few medals from their athletes. They have already bettered their previous best which came at the Rio Paralympic Games in 2016, where India had bagged two gold, one silver and a bronze medal. Having won over a dozen medals already this year at the Japanese capital, the Indian contingent is in no mood to go slow.
Here is a warm welcome to SportsTiger's live blog of Tokyo Paralympics 2020.
Time to bid farewell to the Paralympic Games 2020 after 12 days of competition. The Games, like others, were full of ups and downs but eventually was a huge success amid a raging pandemic. India would be pretty proud of the way they performed both at the Olympics and the Paralympic Games but it's high time that the focus remains on sports and sporting discussions happen not once in four years but every time these athletes take the field.
It was a pleasure bringing in the Paralympics updates for you. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did here at SportsTiger which is your one-stop destination to quench all your sporting curiosities. Take and Bye-bye!
Here is a list of all the medal-winners at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic games:
Gold medal winners at Tokyo 2020 Paralympics
|S. No||Name of Athlete||Discipline|
|1||Avani Lekhara||Women's 10m Air Rifle Shooting Standing SH1|
|2||Sumit Antil||Men's Javelin Throw F64|
|3||Manish Narwal||P4 Mixed 50m Pistol SH1|
|4||Pramod Bhagat||Badminton Men's Singles SL3|
|5||Krishna Nagar||Badminton Men's Singles SH6|
Silver medal winners at Tokyo 2020 Paralympics
|S. No||Name of Athlete||Discipline|
|1||Bhavinaben Patel||Women's Singles Table Tennis- Class 4|
|2||Nishad Kumar||Men's High Jump T47|
|3||Devendra Jhajharia||Men's Javelin Throw F46|
|4||Yogesh Kathuniya||Men's Discus Throw F56|
|5||Singhraj Adhana||P4 Mixed 50m Pistol SH1|
|6||Mariyappan Thangavelu||Men's High Jump T63|
|7||Praveen Kumar||Men's High Jump T64|
|8||Suhas L. Yathiraj||Badminton Men's Singles SL4|
Bronze medal winners at Tokyo 2020 Paralympics
|S.No||Name of Athlete||Discipline|
|1||Sundar Singh Gurjar||Men's Javelin Throw F46|
|2||Singhraj Adhana||Men's 10m Air Pistol Shooting SH1|
|3||Sharad Kumar||Men's High Jump T63|
|4||Avani Lekhara||Women's 50m Rifle 3 Positions Shooting SH1|
|5||Harvinder Singh||Men's Individual Recurve Archery|
|6||Manoj Sarkar||Badminton Men's Singles SL3|
END OF INDIA'S CAMPAIGN AT PARALYMPICS 2020
As anticipated, this indeed turned out to be the country's best performance at the quadrennial event. With 19 medals including 5 gold, India could be proud of itself but will also have to look at the larger picture as to how these Para-athletes and "disabled" people are treated generally in society. There would also be considerations over how to convert the 8 silver and 6 bronze into gold but surely the new superstars which the nation has discovered in these games shouldn't be forgotten.
10:41 AM IST: Pramod Bhagat & Palak Kohli lose the bronze medal match 21-23, 19-21 in Mixed Doubles, finish fourth.
10:15 AM IST: Shuttler Krishna Nagar wins gold in Men's Singles SH6 Event while Suhas Yathiraj settles for silver in Men's Singles SL4 event on the last day of action.
Good morning folks! It's the last day of the Tokyo Paralympics and what better than another gold for India to start the final day at the Games.
Calling it a day for now. Would be back tomorrow with all the updates from the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. Take care and stay tuned to SportsTiger.
Two golds, a bronze and a silver on Saturday for India.
04:15 PM IST: Manoj Sarkar wins bronze. He has won the second game 21-13 comfortably after having to work really hard for his win in the first game which he won 22-20 against his Japanese opponent Daisuke Fujihara.
Pramod Bhagat wins gold in badminton men's singles SL3 event. The forth gold for India.
04:10 PM IST: Pramod wins gold in straight games, beats Bethell 21-14, 21-17. What a champion!
04:09 PM IST: 19-16 , India in the lead. Surely this should be it from here.
04:07 PM IST: Pramod in the lead!!! 17-15 now!
04:05 PM IST: A point for Pramod the score is now 13-15, with Pramod trailing. He has made it 14-15. Come on India!!
04:03 PM IST: 14-12 with Bethell in the lead. Can the Indian surpass him and finish the match in the second game itself?
04:02 PM IST: 12-13 now just one point deficit between the Indian and his opponent now. How is that for a comeback?
04:01 PM IST: Pramod had made it 12-10 and as he threatened to equal his opponent he made it 13-10.
03:59 PM IST: Pramod has taken a few points back now, he hasn't given up on the second game as he trails 8-12
03:57 PM IST: Manoj wins set 1, 22-20 against Daisuke Fujihara
03:56 PM IST: Bethell leads 10-4 in the second game, what a super comeback by the British star. He goes into the interval 11-4
03:51 PM IST: Bethell has taken an early 4-1 lead in the final gold medal match against Pramod in the second game. He has made it 5-1.
03:47 PM IST: Manoj Sarkar is also leading 16-12 in Game 1 in the Bronze medal match
03:46 PM IST: PRAMOD TAKES THE FIRST GAME 21-14
03:35 PM IST: 19-14 lead by Pramod
03:44 PM IST: Pramod makes it 18-13, he is inching towards taking the first game here in this final
03:43 PM IST: Meanwhile, Manoj Sarkar is also leading 11-8 in Game 1 in the bronze medal match
03:41 PM IST: It's 15-10 in favour of Pramod after a couple of closely contested rallies.
03: 39 PM IST: Pramod has made it 14-8.
03: 38 PM IST: Adds another point does Pramod, attacks the opponent's body who cannot play a return to that one as he finds himself in an awkward position. 12-8, lead to India in this final.
03:35 PM IST: Pramod Bhagat heads into the interval leading 11-8. The Indian inside me is sensing another gold already but the match is far from being over for now.
03:33 PM IST: As we say this, Bethell pulls one point back to make it 7-8.
03:32 PM IST: Pramod leads 8-6 now, he has found a way to keep his second seed opponent for now.
03: 31 PM IST: It's 6-6 now. It's not going to be easy for anybody here and it's India who is leading 7-6 now.
03: 30 PM IST: The Indian has reduced the deficit to 6-5.
03: 29 PM IST: It's a tight start to the game with Great Britain leading 6-4.
03:24 PM IST: Pramod Bhagat playing for gold against Daniel Bethell
1:30 PM IST: Suhas Yathiraj storms into the final of men's singles SL4 event
Para shuttler Suhas L Yathiraj has advanced to the final of the Men’s Singles in the SL4 class. He will face Lucas Mazur of France on Sunday. Yathiraj defeated Fredy Setiawan of Indonesia 21-9, 21-15 on Saturday. The Indian dominated the first set but he had to sweat it hard in the second set to seal the game.
12:04 PM IST: Palak, Pramod fail to qualify for finals
The Indian duo has lost to the Indonesians Susaonto Hary, Oktila Ratri Leani 3-21, 15-21. They will return to the play for the bronze medal.
10:43 AM IST: Krishna Nagar wins to secure a place in the gold medal match
Nagar defeated Great Britain's Krysten Coombs 21-10, 21-11 in the semifinals of the men's singles SH6 category of the badminton event to deservedly enter the gold medal match- the finals. The gold medal contest will be played on September 5.
This has taken India's tally to 15 medals with 3 gold, 7 silver and 5 bronze.
10:00 AM (September 4): Hello and welcome to the live blog! We start the day with some amazing news. Shooter Manish Narwal has bagged a gold medal at the Games. Notably, this is India's third gold at the ongoing competition as Avani Lekhara and Sumit Antil took home the top honours days before. To add cherry on the cake, shooter Singhraj Adana bagged the silver medal in men's P4 mixed 50m pistol SH1.
Narwal achieved a Paralympic record with a score 218.2 while Singhraj, who finished with a score 216.7, won his second medal at these Games. Notably, Singhraj had earlier won the bronze medal in the men's 10m Air Pistol SH1 event. He became the second shooter along with Avani Lekhara to win multiple medals at the ongoing Games.
That brings us to the end of our coverage for today. Don't forget to come back right to this space tomorrow to get all the updates.
06:22 PM IST: Soman Rana narrowly misses a medal
Shot putter Soman Rana narrowly misses out on winning a medal, finishes fourth. His best throw was that of 13.81m but it did not prove enough for him to get a medal.
05:51 PM IST: Harvinder Singh wins bronze in men's individual recurve
Medal number 13 for India. And it's come in archery. Harvinder was up against Korea’s Kim Min Su in the bronze medal playoff. The match went into a shoot-off where the Indian scored a perfect 10.
05:17 PM IST: Ekhta Bhyan out of medal race
Huge setback for India as Ekta Bhyan as discus/club thrower Ekta Bhyan is out of medal race. Despite a season-best throw of over 8m, she could not assure India of another medal.
11:15 AM IST: Avani Lekhara wins bronze
Super effort from the Indian. This is her second medal in these games and it has come in the 50m Rifle 3 Positions SH1 with a total score of 445.9 points
10:05 AM IST: Praveen Kumar clinches silver medal
What a start to the morning! Praveen Kumar bagged a silver medal in Men's High Jump T64 event at the Paralympics. Praveen cleared 1.83 meters in his first attempt, gave the 1.93 meters attempt a pass and returned to clear the distance of 1.97 meters. Eventually, he had to settle for the silver. 18-year-old high jumper also became the youngest Indian to win a medal at Paralympics.
Overall this is India's eleventh medal and the sixth silver.
That's it from here on a medalless day. But there are quite a few positives to look at as far as the Indian contingent is concerned. Stay tuned with us for more updates.
5:30 PM IST: Arvind finishes seventh in the shot put final with a best throw of 13.48m
4:11 PM IST: Pramod Bhagat secures place in semifinals
World number 1 and top-seed Pramod Bhagat secured a place into the men's singles semifinals after defeating Ukraine's Oleksandr Chyrkov in his second group A match of the Tokyo Paralympics badminton event.
3:00 PM IST: Aruna Tanwar had to withdraw from her repechage bout in Women’s Para-Taekwondo K44-49kg due to injury.
11:22 AM IST: Meanwhile, Taekwondo star Aruna Tanwar lost her quarterfinal bout this morning but all is not lost for her yet as she will play in the Repechage Quarterfinal against Azerbaijan’s Fataliyeva Royala at 2 PM IST.
10:30 AM IST: Prachi Yadav qualifies for canoe sprint semifinal at Tokyo 2020 Paralympics.
The 26-year-old recorded a time of one minute, 11.098 seconds in class VL2 heat 1 at the Sea Forest Waterway. The semifinal is on Friday.
10:23 AM IST- Morning update from Tokyo so far. Krishna Nagar has won his first match of the ongoing Paralympics as he defeated Didin Taresoh of Malaysia 22-20, 21-10. Earlier, Tarun Dhillon and Suhas Yathiraj also began their respective campaigns with a win.
THAT'S ALL FOR TODAY! Thank you for joining us on a day when India clinched 3 more medals with Mariyappan Thangavelu entering the history books as he wins medals in back-to-back Paralympics for the country. Do join us tomorrow for all the latest updates around the Indian contingent in Tokyo. Until then, it's good bye!
7:45 PM IST: India end the day at 10 medals
India have touched the 10 medals mark at the ongoing Tokyo Paralympics 2020 after adding 3 more medals today. The nation is currently placed at 30th position in the standings with 2 gold, 5 silver and 3 bronze medals.
5:20 PM IST: Brilliant performance by the Indian duo
5:15 PM IST: Final standings in Men's High Jump T63
Gold Medal: Sam Grewe (USA)
Silver Medal: Mariyappan Thangavelu (India)
Bronze Medal: Sharad Kumar (India)
With these 2 medals, India's medal tally have touched the all-important double-digit figure of 10 medals.
5:10 PM IST: Mariyappan Thangavelu fails at 1.88m mark
India's Mariyappan Thangavelu has failed at the 1.88m mark and USA's Sam Grewe clears it in his final attempt. SILVER MEDAL FOR MARIYAPPAN!
5:05 PM IST: It's India vs USA for gold medal
India's Mariyappan Thangavelu is up against USA's Sam Grewe for the gold medal with the bar set to 1.88m mark.
5:00 PM IST: Mariyappan Thangavelu clears 1.89m mark
India's Mariyappan Thangavelu has cleared the 1.89m mark in his final attempt but Sharad Kumar unfortunately misses out. BRONZE FOR SHARAD KUMAR!
4:56 PM IST: All the three participants fail to clear 1.86m mark
All the three participants have failed to clear 1.86m mark in their first attempts. It is raining in Tokyo and the athletes are probably finding it difficult in these conditions.
4:53 PM IST: 2 MEDALS ASSURED FOR INDIA
The field is down to 3 competitors and medals for both Mariyappan Thangavelu and Sharad Kumar have been assured. The duo will compete with USA's Sam Grewe for the gold medal.
4:46 PM IST: Sharad Kumar also clears 1.83m mark
Sharad Kumar has also cleared the 1.83m mark in his first attempt and joins India's Mariyappan and USA's Sam Grewe in top three.
4:45 PM IST: Mariyappan Thangavelu clears 1.83m mark in first attempt
Mariyappan Thangavelu has continued his flawless performance on the day so far as he becomes the first participant to clear 1.83m mark.
4:42 PM IST: Varun Singh Bhati eliminated from the finals
Varun Singh Bhati has failed to clear the 1.80m mark in his final attempt as well and has bowed out of the event. It was a commendable performance by the Indian athlete who attained his season best performance with 1.77m effort. Brazil's Flavio Reitz has also been elimination and the competition is now down to only 5 competitors.
4:36 PM IST: Mariyappan and Sharad clear 1.80m mark
Mariyappan Thangavelu and Sharad Kumar have cleared 1.80m mark in their first attempts itself. Both the athletes did it quite comfortable. Unfortunately, Varun Singh Bhati has failed in his first attempt.
4:31 PM IST: Brilliant by Varun
Against all odds, Varun Singh Bhati has also cleared 1.77m mark in his first attempt to join his two fellow countrymen. Brilliant stuff by the Indian high jumpers!
4:30 PM IST: Mariyappan and Sharad clear 1.77m mark
Mariyappan Thangavelu and Sharad Kumar have continued their dominating performance on the day as they have cleared 1.77m mark in their first attempts itself. It is now the season best efforts by both the athletes.
4:26 PM IST: Brilliant by Varun Singh Bhati
On the brink of elimination, Varun Singh Bhati clears the 1.73m mark in his final attempt. Absolutely brilliant performance by the Indian.
4:22 PM IST: Varun Singh Bhati fails to clear 1.73m mark in first attempt
While Sharad and Mariyappan have cleared the 1.73m mark in their first attempts, Varun Singh Bhatia fails to cross the hurdle. He still has two more attempts remaining. Can he do it?
4:20 PM IST: Sharad Kumar joins the party
India's Sharad Kumar has also joined the competition at 1.73m mark and has cleared it in his first attempt. Notably, two participants have failed to clear 1.73m mark on their first attempts which has put the duo of Sharad and Mariyappan in provisional podium positions.
4:17 PM IST: Mariyappan Thangavelu clears 1.73m mark
India's Mariyappan Thangavelu has joined the competition and has cleared the 1.73m mark in his first attempt which is his season best as well. Good start by the Indians!
4:14 PM IST: Varun Singh Bhati clears 1.69m mark
India's Varun Singh Bhati has cleared the 1.69m mark in his first attempt, which is also his season best performance. Meanwhile, Mariyappan Thangavelu and Sharad Kumar have not yet joined the competition.
4:10 PM IST: Personal bests of India's 3 participants
1. Sharad Kumar: 1.90 m
2. Mariyappan Thangavelu: 1.89m
3. Varun Singh Bhati: 1.86m
An effort near to their personal bests could guarantee a medal for India today. Let's see how things unfold in the next few minutes.
3:53 PM IST: AND WE ARE ALL SET!
The participants are making their way inside the stadium as the Indian trio get set for the all-important finale.
2:55 PM IST: 1 hour away from men's high jump finals
We are just 60 minutes away from the much-anticipated event of the day - Men's High Jump T63 finals. India will have three participants in the event in form of Mariyappan Thangavelu, Sharad Kumar and Varun Singh Bhati.
The nation would be praying for the trio to come up with a sensational performance to put icing on the cake on the day when Adhana Singhraj has already secured a historic bronze medal for India.
1:00 PM IST: Back story of Adhana Singhraj
Adhana Singhraj did not have enough funds to train ahead of the Tokyo Paralympics because of financial constrains during the pandemic. His wife sold some of her jewellery to help Singhraj continue his training. All the sacrifices have reaped rewards today as the athlete put on a spectacular show to bring glory to the nation.
12:15 PM IST: Exceptional performance by Singhraj - Narendra Modi
12:00 PM IST: Abhinav Bindra congratulates Adhana Singhraj
11:30 AM IST: Medal No. 8 for India
11:25 AM IST: ADHANA SINGHRAJ WINS BRONZE
Adhana Singhraj has won the bronze medal for India after finishing with an impressive score of 216.8 in the finals. The list of medal winners in the event are:
Gold Medal: Chao Yang (China)
Silver Medal: Xing Yuang (China)
Bronze Medal: Adhana Singhraj (India)
11:23 AM IST: ANOTHER MEDAL ASSURED FOR INDIA
Adana Singhraj keeps his nerves and shoots a 9.6 in the 20th attempt after a disappointing 9.1 in the 19th shot. He has assured another medal for India in Paralympics 2020.
11:20 AM IST: Singhraj back to 3rd place
India's Adana Singhraj has jumped back to 3rd place after firing 10.3 and 10.0 in 17th and 18th shots respectively. It's getting very close!
11:17 AM IST: Adana Singhraj drops down
After a very good start, Adana Singhraj has also dropped down to 4th spot after missing a few shots. His score is 157.8 after 16 shots.
11:15 AM IST: Manish Narwal is out
Manish Narwal has been eliminated after finishing with score of 135.8. Commendable performance by him!
11:08 AM IST: Standings after Series 2
Adhana Singhraj is currently at 2nd spot with score of 99.6
Manish Narwal is currently at 6th spot with score of 97.2
11:05 AM IST: Standings after Series 1
Adhana Singhraj is currently at 2nd spot with score of 50.3
Manish Narwal is currently at 7th spot with score of 47.6
Finals of P1 Men's 10m Air Pistol SH1 are underway
10:55 AM IST: Some other results from today
- India's Rakesh Kumar lost out to 143-145 to China's Ai Xinliang in Men's Individual Compound Open quarter-finals.
- India's Bhagyashri Jadhav finished at 7th place with her personal best throw of 7m in the Women's Shot Put F34 final
- India's Rubina Francis finished at 7th position in the P2 Women's 10m Air Pistol SH1 final.
- India's TT duo of Bhavina Patel & Sonal Patel suffered a 2-0 defeat at the hands of China's Ying Zhou & Bian Zhang in the quarter-final stage of Women's Doubles (Class 4-5).
10:50 AM IST: Finals in 10 minutes from now
August 31, Tuesday: Welcome everyone!
4:36 PM IST: SENSATIONAL SUMIT! TAKE A BOW!
4:33 PM IST: GOLD MEDAL FOR SUMIT!
Sumit Antil has clinched the gold medal with an unbelievable show in Tokyo, where he broke the world record 3 times. His six attempts were as follows:
1 - 66.95m
2 - 68.08m
3 - 65.27m
4 - 66.71m
5 - 68.55m
6 - X
4:29 PM IST: Sandeep out of medal contention
Sandeep put on his season-best performance with a best throw of 62.20m. Unfortunately, it was not enough to guarantee a medal for him as he finishes 4th in the finals.
4:20 PM IST: Sumit breaks world record once again
India's Sumit continues his heroic show in Tokyo as he breaks the world record once again with a throw of 68.55m in his 5th attempt. ABSOLUTELY SENSATIONAL!
4:00 Back to the Athletics arena
Standings after first 3 attempts:
1. Sumit (India) - 68.08m
2. Dulan Kodithwakku (SL) - 63.49m
3. Michal Burian (Australia) - 62.86m
4. Sandeep (India) - 62.20m
3:55 PM IST: Sad news for Indian fans
The bronze medal won by India's Vinod Kumar has been taken back by the organizers after he was designated as Classification bot Completed (CNC). Unfortunate! India's medal tally is back to 6 medals now.
3:50 PM IST: BRILLIANT BY SUMIT!
In the finals of men's javelin throw F64, India's Sumit breaks world record with his first attempt of 66.95m throw and goes a step ahead and breaks his own record with his second attempt of 68.08m throw. He currently sits at top of the standings with over a 5m advantage over his competitors. A gold medal almost assured but lets see how it goes.
9:10 AM IST: Dominating performance by India in men's javelin throw F46
8:50 AM IST: TWO MORE MEDALS FOR INDIA
India's duo of Devendra Jhajharia and Sundar Singh Gurjar have secured silver and bronze medals respectively in the men's javelin throw F46 event at Tokyo 2020. The final standings are as follows:
Gold Medal - Dinesh Priyan Herath (Sri Lanka) - 67.79m
Silver Medal - Devendra Jhajharia (India) - 64.35m
Bronze Medal - Sundar Singh Gurjar (India) - 64.01m
8:35 AM IST: Sundar Singh Gurjar enters the party
Sundar Singh Gurjar has produced his season-best effort of 64.01m throw in his 5th attempt which currently takes him to third position in men's javelin throw F46 finals.
8:34 AM IST: Devendra Jhajharia puts himself in medal contention
One of India's brightest contender at Tokyo Paralympics 2020 - Devendra Jhajharia - is living up to the expectations in the finals of men's javelin throw F46. His best effort of 64.35m throw currently puts him up in the second position, behind Sri Lanka's Dinesh Priyan Herath who has created a world record with his 67.79m throw.
8:28 AM IST: Brilliant show by Avani!
8:15 AM IST: Yogesh Kathuniya wins silver medal in men's discus throw F56
India's Yogesh Kathuniya has also bagged silver medal with his best effort of 44.38m throw in the finals of men's discus throw F56 event. The final standings are as follows:
Gold Medal: Claudiney Santos (Brazil) - 45.59
Silver Medal: Yogesh Kathuniya (India) - 44:38
Bronze Medal: Leonardo Aldana (Cuba) - 43.36
8:10 AM IST: Final Standings
Gold Medal: Avani Lekhara (India) - 249.6
Silver Medal: Cuiping Zhang (China) - 248.9
Bronze Medal: Iryna Shchetnik (Ukraine) - 227.5
8:01 AM IST: IT'S DONE AND DUSTED! AVANI LEKHARA WINS GOLD!
India's Avani Lekhara has created history in Tokyo by clinching the gold medal with a total score of 249.6 in women's 10m air rifle standing SH1 finals. She has equaled the world record with her brilliant performance on the day. INDIA'S FIRST GOLD IN TOKYO PARALYMPICS!
7:59 AM IST: Avani Lekhara currently in gold medal contention
In women's 10m air rifle standing SH1, India's Avani Lekhara is also at top spot with what has been a brilliant performance so far.
7:53 AM IST: ANOTHER MEDAL ASSURED FOR INDIA
India are off to a brilliant start in men's discus throw F56 event with Yogesh Kathunia currently at top of the standings with his best effort of 44.38m. Only 2 more competitors are left and another medal is assured for the nation.
August 30, 7:50 AM: Good Morning everyone!
With so many Indian athletes in action tomorrow, it is going to be another action-packed day as India look to add few more medals to their tally.
9:30 PM IST: Schedule for tomorrow
Avani Lekhara (Women's R2 - 10m air rifle SH1)
Swaroop Mahavir/Deepak Saini (Men's R1 - 10m air rifle standing SH1)
Yogesh Kathuniya - Men's discus throw F56
Sundar Singh Gurjar/Ajeet Singh/Devendra Jhajharia - Men's javelin throw F46
Sumit Antil/Sandeep Choudhary - Men's javelin throw F64
9:25 PM IST: Medal tally
9:20 PM IST: Super Sunday for India
7:30 PM IST: Vinod Kumar's bronze medal in men's discus throw F52 withheld
6:20 PM IST: What a day it has been for India
On the occasion of National Sports Day, India have clinched 3 medals at Tokyo Paralympics, bringing glory for the country.
Silver Medal - Bhavina Patel (Table Tennis Women's Singles)
Silver Medal - Nishad Kumar (Men's High Jump T47)
Bronze Medal - Vinod Kumar (Men's Discus Throw F52) (WITHHELD)
6:10 PM IST: VINOD KUMAR WINS BRONZE MEDAL
After Latvia's Aigars Apinis failed to surpass Nishad Kumar's attempt, the Indian athlete has clinched a bronze medal as a result. The medal winners in men's discus throw F52 event are:
Gold - Piotr Kosewicz (Poland) - 20.02m
Silver - Velimir Sandor (Croatia) - 19.98m
Bronze - Vinod Kumar (India) - 19.91m
5:50 PM IST: Vinod drops down to 3rd position
Croatia's Velimir Sandor has surpassed Vinod Kumar to take the second position with a throw of 19.98m.
5:40 PM IST: Update from men's discus throw finals
Standings after six competitors:
1. Piotr Kosewicz (Poland) - 20.02m
2. Vinod Kumar (India) - 19.91m
3. Rafal Rocki (Poland) - 19.51m
Two more competitors are yet to take their attempts. Even if any one of them fails to clear Vinod's attempt of 19.91m, another medal for India will be assured.
5:36 PM IST: WATCH THE MOMENT WHEN NISHAD CREATED HISTORY!
5:32 PM IST: IT'S OFFICIAL! SILVER MEDAL FOR NISHAD!
It will be joint-silver for India's Nishad Kumar and USA's Dallas Wise after both of them cleared 2.06m mark in their second attempts. History has been created in Tokyo!
5:22 PM IST: Vinod Kumar breaks Asian Record
India's Vinod Kumar has also broken Asian Record with his brilliant throw of 19.91m. He is currently at second spot with three more competitors left to take their attempts. India could win another medal very soon. Fingers crossed!
5:20 PM IST: Update from men's discus throw finals
Meanwhile, India's Vinod Kumar is currently in medal contention after his six attempts. His throws were as follows:
1st attempt: 17.46m
2nd attempt: 18.32m
3rd attempt: 17.80m
4th attempt: 19.12m
5th attempt: 19.91m
6th attempt: 19.81m
5:10 PM IST: Nishad finishes at 2nd position, tied with Dallas Wise
Nishad Kumar has finished the event at joint-second place with USA's Dallas Wise, both of them ending at 2.06m mark.
5:08 PM IST: Nishad fails to clear 2.09m mark
Nishad Kumar has failed to clear the 2.09m mark in all his three attempts. USA's Roderick Townsend takes the gold medal after successfully attempting the 2.09m jump.
4:59 PM IST: Nishad clears 2.06m mark
Nishad Kumar has continued his brilliant performance in Tokyo as he has cleared the 2.06m mark in his second attempt. He has notably created Area Record with this attempt.
4:55 PM IST: MEDAL ASSURED FOR NISHAD KUMAR!
India's Nishad Kumar has been assured of a medal after China Chen Hongjie fails to clear 2.02m mark in three attempts.
4:48 PM IST: Nishad clears 2.02m mark in first attempt
India's Nishad Kumar has become the first participant to clear 2.02m mark to go top.
4:45 PM IST: Ram Pal fails to clear 1.98m mark in 3 attempts
India's Ram Pal has failed to cross the 1.98m mark in his three attempts and he has been eliminated from the event. He is currently at 3rd place but USA's duo of Wise Dallas and Townsend Roderick could overtake him.
4:38 PM IST: Nishad clears 1.98m mark
Nishad Kumar clears the 1.98m mark in his second attempt after unsuccessful first effort. Meanwhile, Ram Pal has failed to clear the mark in his first two attempts.
4:32 PM IST: Ram Pal registers his personal best
After failing to clear the 1.94m mark in first attempt, Ram Pal comes up with his personal best performance with a successful effort in second attempt. Both Indian competitors in medal contention.
4:26 PM IST: Sensational jump from Nishad
Nishad Kumar has crossed the 1.94m mark in his first attempt. Absolutely brilliant!
4:21 PM IST: Ram Pal joins Nishad at top
Ram Pal has also cleared the 1.89m mark and has joined Nishad Kumar and 3 other competitors at top.
4:18 PM IST: Nishad has gone to first position
India's Nishad Kumar jumps to joint top position having successfully crosses the 1.89m mark.
4:13 PM IST: Brilliant jump from Ram Pal
India's Ram Pal has successfully crossed the 1.84m mark.
4:10 PM IST: Men's high jump T47 finals underway
India's duo of Ram Pal and Nishad Kumar are in action in the finals of men's high jump T47 event. Can India clinch a medal?
4:00 PM IST: Men's discus throw F52 finals begin
The finals of Men's discus throw F52 have begun and India's Vinod Kumar will be taking his six attempts in few minutes from now.
3:00 PM IST: India lose quarter-finals of mixed compound archery event
The Indian archery duo of Jyoti J and Rakesh Kumar bowed out of the mixed compound archery event in the quarter-finals stage. It was a close encounter with Turkey's pair of Oznur and Korkmaz winning the match by 153-151.
2:50 PM IST: India's first medal at Paralympics 2020
This is the moment that the whole nation had been waiting for! Bhavina Patel receives her well-deserved silver medal making the entire country proud of her stupendous achievement.
2:10 PM IST: TTFI announce reward of INR 31 lakhs for Bhavina Patel
7:49 AM IST: Heartbreak for India. Bhavina Patel loses the third game as well and settles for Silver medal. Nonetheless, it has been a fantastic Olympic debut for Bhavina, who becomes the first Indian paddler to secure a medal in the Paralympics. CHN 11-6 IND
7:42 AM IST: Zhou takes the second game as well. Bhavina will have to come back in the 3rd set to stay alive fr gold medal contention. CHN 11-5 IND
7:38 AM IST: The Chinese takes the first game from Bhavina. CHN 11-7 IND
All the 6 attempts of Bhati have been ruled as 'foul throws' with the India para-athlete failing to understand what mistake he was doing! Controversial, Disappointing and Unfortunate! That's the end of Bhati's campaign in Tokyo.
3:57 PM IST: 6th Attempt - Foul Throw
3:55 PM IST: 5th Attempt - Foul Throw
It's not looking good for Ranjeet Bhati in Tokyo. Can he redeem himself in last two throws?
3:53 PM IST: 4th Attempt - Foul Throw
Ranjeet Bhati is in discussions with the umpires regarding the decisions. There is some issue with the technique, we suppose.
3:52 PM IST: 3rd Attempt - Foul Throw
3:51 PM IST: 2nd Attempt - Foul Throw
3:50 PM IST: 1st Attempt - Foul Throw
3:45 PM IST: It's show time for India
India's Ranjeet Bhati is getting set to take his six attempts. Can he create history in Tokyo?
3:30 PM IST: Men's javelin throw F57 final begins
It's time for the much-awaited finals of men's javelin throw F57 finals with India's Ranjeet Bhati getting ready to secure India's second medal of the ongoing Paralympics 2020.
3:05 PM IST: Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Bhavina Patel for her semifinal win at the Tokyo Paralympics.
11:43 AM IST:
India's next event at Tokyo Paralympics is men's javelin throw featuring Ranjeet Bhati. The event will start at 3:30 PM IST. Do join us back then.
11:21 AM IST:
Rakesh will next take on Marian Marecak of Slovenia in the Round-of-16 match on Aug 31 at 7:15 am IST.
11:20 AM IST:
Another good news for India! archer Rakesh Kumar defeated Hong Kong's Ka Chuen Ngai 144-131 to win his 1/16 Elimination match of men's individual compound archery event.
10: 20 AM IST: What a start to the weekend. Bhavina Patel came back from a game to beat world No. 3 Zhang Miao of China 3-2 in the semi-finals of the women’s singles category 4 at the Tokyo Paralympics. The 34-year-old made a stunning comeback after losing the first game to beat Miao. 7-11, 11-7, 11-4, 9-11, 11-8 and made it to a historic final.
Read More: Bhavina Patel's Paralympics Match Schedule | Bhavina Patel’s table tennis class 4 semi-final schedule: When & Where to watch, timings and more | Tokyo Paralympics 2020
05:05 PM IST: Bhavina Patel advances to the semifinals
Bhavina Patel wins para table tennis class 4 match against Serbia's Borislava Rankovic Peric. Advances to the semifinal of Tokyo Paralympics 2020.
03:45 PM IST: The stage is now set for India's Tek Chand in Men's Shot Put -F55 final.
Tek Chand finishes with no contention.
03:43 PM IST: India's powerlifter Jaideep fails to lift 160kg in his three attempts in Men's 65kg final.
03:00 PM IST: Sakina Khatun successfully lifts 93kg in her third attempt in women's 50kg final. The Indian powerlifter finished fifth.
02:51 PM IST: Rakesh Kumar finishes 3rd in the men's individual compound archery ranking round with a personal best score of 699 points. Shyam Sundar Swami finishes 21st with a total score of 682.
12:45 PM IST: Sakina Khatun finishes fifth in the women's 50 kg final, with a best lift of 93kg.
11:54 AM IST: India's para archer Jyoti Balyan finished 15th in the Women's Individual Compound Open Ranking Round today.
In the first round, Jyoti was ranking 11th after 18 arrows, and was dropped to 13th position after 24 arrows.
10:15 AM IST: Good morning folks! What a start to the day as Bhavina Patel cruises into the quarterfinals of the Tokyo Paralympics Games 2020.
Bhavina Patel put up a dominant display to defeat World No. 8 Joyce de Oliveira of Brazil in straight games 12-10, 13-11, 11-6 to enter the quarterfinals of Class 4 Table Tennis.
07:00 PM IST: That should be it from this space on Day 2 of the Paralympic Games. Don't forget to come back to this space tomorrow morning for timely updates.
06:49 PM IST: Swimmer Suyash Jadhav to miss one Paralympics event due to illness
We are hearing that swimmer Suyash Jadhav will be missing Friday's 200m individual medley SM7 event in the Paralympic Games. He reportedly has a cold and sore throat but fortunately has tested negative for COVID-19, as claimed by officials.
06:30 PM IST: Sonalben Patel loses to Lee Mi Gyu
That result implies she has missed out on an opportunity to reach the knockout stages of women's singles class 3. The Indian paddler lost to her Korean opponent 1-3.
August 26, 2021, 10:35 AM IST: Good morning! Here is good news coming in from Tokyo.
Bhavina Patel has defeated Megan Shackleton in the women's singles class 4 table tennis match. She has defeated her British opponent 3-1 to enter the round of 16.
12:00 PM IST: That's all from the Indian camp on Day 1. Do join us tomorrow for more!
10:45 AM IST: Not the start India would have wanted but both Sonalben Patel and Bhavina Patel have lost their respective table tennis matches. However, they still have a chance to make it to the knockout stage with one round-robin yet to be played for each group!
While Sonalben lost 2-3 against China's Li Qian and nearly pulled off an upset, Bhavina also put up a spirited show against but lost 0-3, losing the second game 11-9. Bhavina's defeat came against Zhou Ying of China.
Do join us tomorrow on what is going to be the first day of Tokyo Paralympics 2020. Can India start off on a winning note with two women athletes in action in Table Tennis. Lets' wait and watch! Until then, Good Night!
10:35 PM IST: Here is the schedule for India's contingent on Day 1
Table Tennis - Women's Singles (Class 3 Group D)
Sonalben Patel (India) vs Li Qian (China) - 7:30 AM (IST)
Table Tennis - Women's Singles (Class 4 Group A)
Bhavinaben Patel (India) vs Zhou Ying (China) - 8:50 AM (IST)
9:00 PM IST: Record-breaking participation at Tokyo 2020
As many as 4403 athletes (2550 male, 1853 female) will participate in the Tokyo Paralympics 2020, surpassing the previous edition's number of 4328 athletes at Rio 2016.
The athletes will participate across 22 different sports this year. Notably, host nation Japan has the highest number of members (254) in their contingent, which is nearly double to the one that went to Rio five years back.
7:15 PM IST: India's PM showing his support to contingent in Tokyo
5:20 PM IST: Formation of Paralympics symbol at Tokyo 2020
Did you watch the moment how beautifully the Paralympics Symbol - Agitos - was formed at Tokyo 2020? Check out here:
5:00 PM IST: Here comes the Indian contingent
4:30 PM IST: Opening ceremony begins in Tokyo
3:30 PM IST: Opening ceremony just 60 minutes away
2:20 PM IST: Mariyappan and Vinod will be allowed to participate
Mariyappan Thangavelu and Vinod Kumar, who have been forced to quarantine after being found in close contact with a COVID-19 positive case, will be allowed to participate at Tokyo Paralympics 2020. Indian officials at Tokyo released an official statement to reveal the same.
"Mariyappan and Vinod Kumar are found to be negative since last six days at the village. Hence, they will be allowed to participate and compete in their respective events and will also be able to go for practice," the official confirmed in a video release. However, both the athletes will have to adhere to strict COVID-19 guidelines put in place.
Events dates for the two athletes are as follows:
Vinod Kumar (Discus Throw F52) - August 29
Mariyappan Thangavelu (High Jump T63) - August 31
2:10 PM IST: India's official Paralympics anthem
With the opening ceremony just a couple of hours away, you can listen to India's official theme Paralympics song 'Kar de Kamaal Tu'.
10:58 AM IST: In fact, a total of 6 members including Thangavelu will not be participating at the opening ceremony as they have been identified as a close contact of a COVID-19 infected individual.
10:50 AM IST: Mariyappan Thangavelu forced to quarantine has been forced into quarantine after possible exposure to virus during his flight to Tokyo. While earlier it was speculated that a Japanese volunteer might be the flag bearer of Indian contingent at the opening ceremony, it is being learned that Asian Gold medalist Tekchand will get the honour.
August 24, 2021: Good morning! It's the D-Day Ladies and Gentlemen as the Paralympic Games get under from today. The opening ceremony starts at 4:30 pm (IST).
August 23, 2021: The stage is set for the Paralympic Games and we at SportsTiger are ready to cheer for our athletes. Are you?