Tokyo Paralympics 2020 Highlights Day 6: Avani Lekhara clinched gold and equalled the World Record in the Women’s R2 10m air rifle standing SH1. India’s medal rush at the Tokyo Paralympics Games continued with Sumit Antil obliterating his own world record in the Men’s Javelin F64 category with a throw of 68.55m to hand India the second gold medal of the Paralympic Games 2020, while Sandeep Chaudhary finished fourth with a best throw of 62.20m. He had finished fourth in the F44 javelin at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro
Vinod Kumar on Monday lost his F52 category bronze medal at the Paralympics here after being found ineligible in disability classification assessment by the competition panel.
Yogesh Kathuniya bagged silver in the Men’s Discus Throw F56 event. Devendra Jhajharia won silver as Sundar Singh Gurjar bagged bronze in the Men’s Javelin Throw F46 Final. Javelin Throwers Sumit Antil and Sandeep Choudhary will also be in action in the Men’s F64. Mahavir Swaroop Unhalkar missed out on bronze as he finished fourth in the men’s 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 as Deepak Saini finished 20th in qualification.
Aug 30, 202116:40 (IST)
Tokyo Olympics Live Updates: India’s medal rush at the Tokyo Paralympics Games continued with Sumit Antil obliterating his own world record in the Men’s Javelin F64 category with a throw of 68.55m to hand India the second gold medal of the Paralympic Games 2020, while Sandeep Chaudhary finished fourth with a best throw of 62.20m. He had finished fourth in the F44 javelin at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro
Aug 30, 202115:55 (IST)
Tokyo Paralympics Live Updates: Sumit Antil's third attempt is 65.27m - the shortest of his three attempts; but tell you what that is still further than anybody has so far managed. Incredible stuff from Sumit. He had lost his left leg below the knee after he was involved in a motorbike accident in 2005. He competed in able-bodied wrestling until 2015, at which point he took a three-year break from sport to focus on his studies. He took up Para athletics in 2018 following encouragement from another Para-athlete in his village.
Aug 30, 202115:31 (IST)
Vinod Kumar loses his F52 category bronze: Indian discus thrower Vinod Kumar on Monday lost his F52 category bronze medal at the Paralympics here after being found ineligible in disability classification assessment by the competition panel. The 41-year-old BSF man, whose Army man father was injured during the 1971 Indo-Pakistan war, produced a best throw of 19.91m to finish third behind Piotr Kosewicz (20.02m) of Poland and Velimir Sandor (19.98m) of Croatia on Sunday. However, the result was challenged by some competitors. "...the panel was unable to allocate the athlete Vinod Kumar from NPC India with a sport class and the athlete was designated as Classification not Completed (CNC)," the organisers said in a statement. "The athlete is therefore ineligible for the Men's F52 Discus medal event and his results in that competition are void," it added. F52 is for athletes with impaired muscle power, restricted range of movement, limb deficiency or leg length difference, with athletes competing in seated position with cervical cord injury, spinal cord injury, amputation, and functional disorder. Para-athletes are classified depending on the type and extent of their disability. The classification system allows athletes to compete those with a similar level of ability. Vinod's classification was done on August 22.
Aug 30, 202114:52 (IST)
Devendra Jhajharia wanted to stand on the podium for his late father and the 40-year-old champion won silver at the Tokyo Paralympics.
Aug 30, 202114:26 (IST)
Japan has closed a school in the eastern city of Chiba for the rest of this week, after confirming COVID-19 infections in two teachers who accompanied students to watch the Paralympic Games, a city official said on Monday.
The two were among six teachers of the Kaizuka Junior High School who had tested positive for the disease by Sunday, said the official of the city's education board, after a trip with 18 students in two buses to last Wednesday's goalball event.
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Aug 30, 202113:57 (IST)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Indian medal-winners at the Tokyo Paralympics and also spoke to them over phone to laud their efforts.
Aug 30, 202113:13 (IST)
2020 in far away Tokyo will find a resonance in a shooting club on Mumbai’s outskirts.
Aug 30, 202112:35 (IST)
President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday congratulated shooter Avani Lekhara for creating history by becoming the first Indian woman to win gold at the Paralympics and said India is elated by her stellar performance. Lekhara, aged 19, became the first Indian woman to achieve the feat, firing her way to the top of the podium in the R-2 women's 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 event at Tokyo.
"Another daughter of India makes us proud! Congratulations to Avani Lekhara for creating history and becoming the first Indian woman to win a Gold at Paralympics. India is elated by your stellar performance! Our tricolour flies high at the podium due to your phenomenal feat," Kovind tweeted. The president also congratulated Yogesh Kathuniya for winning silver in discus throw, Devendra Jhajharia and Sundar Singh Gurjar for winning silver and bronze respectively in javelin throw. "Delighted to see our Paralympians bring more glory to the nation! Yogesh Kathuniya wins silver in discus throw, Devendra Jhajharia and Sundar Singh Gurjar bags silver and bronze respectively in javelin throw. Congratulations! Every Indian is celebrating your success," he said. .
Aug 30, 202112:12 (IST)
A car accident in 2012 left Avani Lekhara wheelchair-bound but on Monday the shooter felt “on top of the world" after becoming the first Indian woman to snare a Paralympic gold medal.
Aug 30, 202111:44 (IST)
Indian shooter Mahavir Swaroop Unhalkar missed out on bronze as he finished fourth in the men's 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 at the Tokyo Paralympics.
Aug 30, 202111:25 (IST)
Avani Lekhara became India’s first women para-athlete to claim a gold medal at the Paralympic Games, with no less than a world record-equaling effort in Women’s 10m Air Rifle.
Aug 30, 202110:53 (IST)
Indian discus thrower Yogesh Kathuniya won silver in the men's F56 event at the Tokyo Paralympics.
Aug 30, 202110:36 (IST)
PM Modi spoke to Devendra Jhajharia and Sundar Singh Gurjar. He congratulated them for winning medals at Tokyo Paralympics.
He acknowledged Devendra’s rich efforts and said - Aap Maharana Pratap Ki Bhoomi Se Hain Aur Aap Bhala Phekte Ja Rahe hain.
He told Sundar- Aapne Sundar Kaam Kar Diya.
Both athletes thanked the PM for wishing them.
Aug 30, 202110:14 (IST)
Discus thrower Devendra Jhajharia clinched silver, his third Paralympic medal, as Sundar Singh Gurjar got a bronze in the men's javelin throw F46 final.
Aug 30, 202109:32 (IST)
19-year-old Avani Lekhara claimed India’s first gold medal at the Tokyo Paralympic Games with Women's 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 with a world record-equaling score of 249.
Aug 30, 202108:50 (IST)
Shooter Avani Lekhara won gold with a world record-equalling performance in the R2 women's 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 event at Tokyo Paralympics.
Aug 30, 202108:50 (IST)
Discus thrower Yogesh Kathuniya bagged silver in the men's F56 event at the Tokyo Paralympics.
Aug 30, 202107:03 (IST)
India's Vinod Kumar clinched the bronze medal in men's discus throw (F52) at the Tokyo Paralympics on Sunday
There could not have been a better tribute for hockey wizard Dhyan Chand as on his birth anniversary, celebrated as National Sports Day, India bagged two silver and one bronze medal at the Tokyo Paralympic Games on Sunday.
Paddler Bhavina Patel started what turned out to be a Super Sunday for India as she won a silver medal in the women’s singles Class 4 competition at the table tennis venue, capping off an incredible run during which she defeated the gold and silver medallist at the Rio Paralympics five years ago.
In the evening at the main Olympic Stadium, high jumper Nishad Kumar added another silver to India’s tally in men’s high jump T47, clearing the bar at 2.06, equalling the Asian record. Nishad finished second behind Roderick Townsend of the United States, who set a world record by clearing 2 metres and 15 cm.
Discus thrower Vinod Kumar added a bronze to the tally on the fifth day of competition at Tokyo 2020 by finishing third in the F52 event, hurling the disc to 19.91 metres for an Asian record.
India, who had failed to win a single medal on the first four days, finished the day at 42nd position behind Georgia, who has three silver medals. This takes to 15 India’s overall tally at the Paralympic Games — 4 gold, 6 silver and 5 bronze medals.
Here’s a list of events where Indian athletes will compete on Monday, August 30:
Men’s Discus Throw F56 Final: Yogesh Kathuniya, starts at 6:05 AM IST
Men’s Javelin Throw F46 Final: Sundar Singh Gurjar, Ajeet Singh, Devendra Jhajharia, starts at 7:33 AM IST
Men’s Javelin Throw F64 Final: Sumit Antil, Sandeep Choudhary, starts at 3:30 PM IST
Women’s R2 10m air rifle standing SH1 qualification: Avani Lekhara, starts at 5:00 AM IST
Men’s R1 10 m air rifle standing SH1 qualification: Deepak Saini, Swaroop Unkalkar, starts at 7:15 AM IST
Women’s R2 10m air rifle standing SH1 final: Avani Lekhara (subject to qualification), starts at 7:30 AM IST
Men’s R1 10 m air rifle standing SH1 final: Deepak Saini, Swaroop Unkalkar (subject to qualification), starts at 9:45 AM IST
Where to watch?
Fans in India can watch live action from Day six of the Tokyo Paralympics on Eurosport/ Eurosport HD channels. The country’s national broadcaster Doordarshan will also telecast events featuring Indian athletes.
Live Streaming Details
Sports enthusiasts looking to live stream the events on the internet will have to use the Eurosport app in the country.