Tokyo Paralympics Day 5 Medal Count: China continues to dominate; India moves to 45th position

It was the People’s Republic of China who once again fetched the limelight on Day 5 of the Paralympic Games

Yakshpat BhargavaAuthor

Updated - 29 August 2021 11:35 PM


Day 5 proved to a historic day for India as for the first time in the history of Paralympic Games, the country registered three medals on the same day. The first medal was secured by Indian paddler Bhavina Patel, after which Nishad Kumar defied all odds to secure another silver. However, it wasn’t all joy for India as Vinod Kumar’s bronze medal was withheld by the authorities after his opponent questioned his medical classifications.

Talking about the medal tally, China showcased just why they have been the most dominant country in the Paralympic games as they managed to secure 46 gold medals by the end of Day 5. China are followed by Great Britain, who themselves managed to secure several gold medals against their name on Sunday. Having said that, with numerous events on display, let us look upon the medalists from some of them.

Medalists from Day 5 of Tokyo Paralympics 2020 Games: Sunday, August 29

Athletics- Women’s 100m: Sports Class: T34

Gold- Hannah Cockroft (Great Britain)

Silver- Kare Adenegan (Great Britain)

Bronze- Robyn Lambird (Australia)

Athletics- Men’s Shout Put: Sports Class: F40

Gold- Denis Gnezdilov (RPC)

Silver- Garrah Tnaiash (Iraq)

Bronze- Miguel Monteiro (Portugal)

Athletics- Women’s 200m: Sports Class: T36

Gold- Yiting She (China)

Silver- Danielle Aitchison (New Zealand)

Bronze- Yanina Andrea Martinez (Argentina)

Athletics- Men’s High Jump: Sports Class: T47

Gold- Roderick Townsend (USA)

Silver- Nishad Kumar (India)

Bronze- Dallas Wise (USA)

Athletics- Men’s 100m: Sports Class: T13

Gold- Jason Smyth (Ireland)

Silver- Skander Djamil Athmani (Algeria)

Bronze- Jean Carlos Mina Aponza (Colombia)

Equestrian- Dressage Team Test to Music: Grade IV

Gold- Great Britain

Silver- Netherlands

Bronze- USA

Powerlifting- Women’s 73 Kg: Sports Class: PWL

Gold- Mariana D’Andrea (Brazil)

Silver- Lili Xu (China)

Bronze- Souhad Ghazouani (France)

Rowing- PR1 Women’s Single Sculls: Sports Class: PR1

Gold- Birgit Skarstein (Norway)

Silver- Moran Samuel (Israel)

Bronze- Nathalie Benoit (France)

Swimming- Men’s 400m Freestyle: Sports Class: S7

Gold- Mark Malyar (Israel)

Silver- Andrii Trusov (Ukraine)

Bronze- Evan Austin (USA)

Swimming- Women’s 400m Freestyle: Sports Class: S7

Gold- McKenzie Coan (USA)

Silver- Giulia Terzi (Italy)

Bronze- Julia Geffney (USA)

Swimming- Men’s 50m Freestyle: Sports Class: S9

Gold- Simone Barlaam (Italy)

Silver- Denis Tarasov (RPC)

Bronze- Jamal Hill (USA)


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