Tokyo Paralympics Day 6 Medal Count: China doubles its lead at the top; India secures 2 gold medals to reach 26th position

It was the People’s Republic of China who once again grabbed the limelight on Day 6 of the Paralympic Games.

Yakshpat BhargavaAuthor

Updated - 30 August 2021 11:59 PM


If you thought Day 5 of the Tokyo Paralympic Summer 2020 was India’s best, then prepare to amaze yourself as the Indian athletes re-wrote the pages of sporting history by securing 5 medals on Day 6 including 2 gold medals, 2 silver medals and 1 bronze. Starting with 19-years-old shooter Avani Lekhara equalizing the world record to clinch the gold medal. Sumit Antil then shattered the world record three times on his way to Gold Medal in Javelin Throw to stun the world.

On one hand where India reached its historic best 26th position, China extended their lead at the top of the medal tally by registering 54 gold medals by the end of Day 6 of the Tokyo Paralympic 2020 Games. China’s tally of gold medals is twice more than the contingent which is coming second, Great Britain with 26 gold medals. With numerous world-record breaking events on showcase, let’s look upon all the medalists from some key events.

Medalists from Day 6 of Tokyo Paralympics 2020 Games: Monday, August 30

Athletics- Men’s Discuss Throw: Sports Class: F56

Gold- Claudiney Batista dos Santos (Brazil)

Silver- Yogesh Kathuniya (India)

Bronze- Leonardo Diaz Aldana (Cuba)

Athletics- Men’s Javelin Throw: Sports Class: F46

Gold- Dinesh Priyantha Herath Herath Mudiyanselaga (Sri Lanka)

Silver- Devendra (India)

Bronze- Sundar Singh Gurjar (India)

Athletics- Men’s 100m: Sports Class: T35

Gold- Dmitrii Safronov (RPC)

Silver- Ihor Tsvietov (Ukraine)

Bronze- Artem Kalashian (RPC)

Athletics- Men’s Javelin Throw: Sports Class: F64

Gold- Sumit Antil (India)

Silver- Michal Burian (Australia)

Bronze- Dulan Kodithuwakku (Sri Lanka)

Athletics- Men’s Shot Put: Sports Class: F11

Gold- Mahdi Olad (Islamic Republic of Iran)

Silver- Alessandro Rodrigo da Silva (Brazil)

Bronze- Oney Tapia (Italy)

Equestrian- Dressage Individual Freestyle Test: Sports Class: Grade V

Gold- Michele George (Belgium)

Silver- Frank Hosmar (Netherlands)

Bronze- Regine Mispelkamp (Germany)

Powerlifting- Men’s 107Kg: Sports Class: PWL

Gold- Sodnompiljee Enkhbayar (Mongolia)

Silver- Jong Yee Khie (Malaysia)

Bronze- Saman Razi (Islamic Republic of Iran)

Legend- R2 Women’s 10m Air Rifle Standing: Sports Class: SH1

Gold- Avani Lekhara (India)

Silver- Cuiping Zhang (China)

Bronze- Iryna Shchetnik (Ukraine)

Swimming- Men’s 200m Freestyle: Sports Class: S4

Gold- Ami Omer Dadaon (Israel)

Silver- Takayuki Suzuki (Japan)

Bronze- Roman Zhdanov (RPC)

Swimming- Women’s 50m Butterfly: Sports Class: S6

Gold- Yuyan Jiang (China)

Silver- Nicole Turner (Ireland)

Bronze- Elizabeth Marks (USA)

Swimming- Women’s 100m Freestyle: Sports Class: S3

Gold- Arjola Trimi (Italy)

Silver- Leanne Smith (USA)

Bronze- Anastasia Shishova (RPC)


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