Tokyo Paralympics Day 8 Medal Count: China extends lead at top with 68 gold medals; India slips to 34th spot

China is followed by RPC with 32 gold medals.

Yakshpat BhargavaAuthor

Updated - 01 September 2021 10:45 PM


Safe to say that Day 8 did not prove to be good outing for the Indian contingent as they failed to secure any medal. With already two shuttlers locking horns in the group stage, India failed to go into the next round in the mixed and women’s singles events as well. In addition, both Amit Kumar and Dharambir failed to make it into the top honors in the Men’s Club throw event as well. Lastly, even swimmer Suyash Jadhav saw his fate crumble when he was disqualified from the Men’s 100m breaststroke event.

However, it does seem like the Chinese contingent is building upon its upwards trajectory every passing day in the Tokyo Paralympics 2020 after they ended the day with an overall tally of 68 gold medals. With that being said, China is followed by RPC with 32 gold medals and Great Britain with 30 medals. And the last two spots in the top 5 are filled by USA and Netherlands. Given that there were numerous events on display for sports enthusiasts, let us take a look upon the medalists from some of them.

Medalists from Day 8 (September 1) of Tokyo Paralympics 2020 Games-

Athletics- Men’s Javelin Throw: Sports Class: F34

Gold- Saeid Afrooz (Islamic Republic of Iran)

Silver- Mauricio Valencia (Colombia)

Bronze- Diego Fernando Meneses Media (Colombia)

Athletics- Women’s Discuss Throw: Sports Class: F41

Gold- Raoua Tlili (Tunisia)

Silver- Youssra Karim (Morocco)

Bronze- Hayat El Garaa (Morocco_

Athletics- Men’s Long Jump: Sports Class: T38

Gold- Dening Zhu (China)

Silver- Huanghao Zhong (china)

Bronze- Jose Gregorio Lemos Rivas (Colombia)

Athletics- Women’s 100m: Sports Class: T36

Gold- Yiting Shi (China)

Silver- Elena Ivanova (RPC)

Bronze- Danielle Aitchison (New Zealand)

Athletics- Men’s 100m: Sports Class: T54

Gold- Athiwat Paeng-nuea (Thailand)

Silver- Leo-Pekka Tahti (Finland)

Bronze- Juan Pablo Cervantes Garcia (Mexico)

Cycling Road- Men’s H5 Road Race

Gold- Mitch Valize (Netherlands)

Silver- Loic Vergnaud (France)

Bronze- Tim de Vries (Netherlands)

Cycling Road- Women’s H5 Road Race: Sports Class: T54

Gold- Oksana Masters (USA)

Silver- Bianbian Sun (China)

Bronze- Katia Aere (Italy)

Shooting- R3-Mixed 10m Air Rifle Prone: Sports Class: SH1

Gold- Natascha Hiltrop (Germany)

Silver- Jinho Park (Korea)

Bronze- Iryna Shchetnik (Ukraine)

Swimming- Women’s 100m Breaststroke: Sports Class: SB7

Gold- Mariia Pavlova (RPC)

Silver- Jessica Long (USA)

Bronze- Tiffany Thomas Kane (Australia)

Swimming- Men’s 50m freestyle: Sports Class: S5

Gold- Tao Zheng (China)

Silver- Weiyi Yuan (China)

Bronze- Lichao Wang (China)

Swimming- Men’s 100m Breaststroke: Sports Class: SB12

Gold- Vali Israfilov (Azerbaijan)

Silver- Oleksii Fedyna (Ukraine)

Bronze- Artur Saifutdinoc (RPC)


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