TOKYO, JAPAN: Indian athletes shined at the Tokyo Paralympics this year with 19 medals overall, finishing 24th on the medals tally.
Prior to this year's Paralympics, India's total medal tally was just 12.
India was able to shine this year because of a harder push by the government, hand-holding by private players, and a level playing field for specially-abled and able-bodied athletes.
23-year-old Javelin thrower Sumit Antil broke three world records on way to clinch a gold medal.
Sumit told the media that they were motivated because para-athletes also got a chance to train in Finland with other athletes like Neeraj Chopra.
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India's total Paralympics Medal tally include;
Gold Medal Winners:
- Avani Lekhara, Women's 10m Air Rifle Shooting Standing SHl
- Sumit Antil, Men's Javelin Throw F64
- Manish Narwal, P4 Mixed 50m Pistol SH1
- Pramod Bhagat, Badminton Men's Singles SL3
- Krishna Nagar, Badminton Men's Singles SH6
Silver Medal Winners:
- Bhavinaben Patel, Women's Singles Table Tennis - Class 4
- Nishad Kumar, Men's High Jump T47
- Devendra Jhajharia, Men's Javelin Throw F46
- Yogesh Kathuniya, Men's Discus Throw F56
- Singhraj Adhana, P4 Mixed 50m Pistol SH1
- Mariyappan Thangavelu, Men's High Jump T63
- Praveen Kumar, Men's High Jump T64
- Suhas L. Yathiraj, Badminton Men's Singles SL4
Bronze Medal Winners:
- Sundar Singh Gurjar, Men's Javelin Throw F46
- Singhraj Adhana, Men's 10m Air Pistol Shooting SH1
- Sharad Kumar, Men's High Jump T63
- Avani Lekhara, Women's 50m Rifle 3 Positions Shooting SH1
- Harvinder Singh, Men's Individual Recurve Archery
- Manoj Sarkar, Badminton Men's Singles SL3