Paralympics yet again gave reasons to people to celebrate more than the Olympics and looks like history has repeated itself. In 2016, Rio Paralympics, India won 4 medals and in the Rio Olympics, India won 2 medals. Now, cut to Tokyo 2020, looks like Paralympics history took a turn again and the disabled athletes made sure to win more medals than the Tokyo 2020 Olympics players. However, this surely made us wonder that are the Paralympic athletes better than the Olympics athletes. Well we aren’t saying anything, but the medal tally surely indicates something, have a look at the medal tally of Tokyo Paralympics 2020 and Tokyo Olympics 2020:
In the Tokyo Olympics 2020, India won seven medals. On the other hand, the Tokyo Paralympics 2020 won more medals and currently, the medal tally for India stands at 8.
- Starting with the Tokyo Olympics 2020, Mirabai Chanu opened India’s medal account as she won a silver in the women’s 49 kg.
- After this, Lovlina Borgohain won the Bronze medal for women’s welterweight (64-69kg).
- PV Sindhu won the Bronze medal in women’s singles badminton.
- Ravi Kumar Dahiya won the Silver medal in men’s 57kg freestyle wrestling.
- Indian hockey team made a historic comeback by winning the Bronze medal.
- Bajrang Punia won the Bronze medal in men’s 65kg wrestling.
- Neeraj Chopra created history by becoming India’s second individual Olympic champion. The golden boy of India won gold in men’s javelin throw.
Now, let’s look at India’s medal tally of Tokyo Paralympic 2020:
- Avani Lekhara won the gold medal in Tokyo Paralympics 2020 for the Women’s 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 event.
- Bhavinaben Patel won a Silver medal in the paddling competition. She won by going down 0-3 against paddler Ying Zhou in the women’s singles class 4 final match.
- Sundar Singh Gurjar won a Bronze medal with an amazing throw of 64.01 m in the Men’s javelin throw f46 final.
- Devendra Jhajharia won Silver with a throw of 64.35 in the javelin.
- Nishad Kumar won a Silver medal in men’s high jump T47.
- Yogesh Kathuniya won a Silver medal with a throw of 44.38m in the men’s F56 category.
- Sumit Antil won Gold in the men’s javelin throw F64 category.
- Singhraj Adhana won a Bronze medal in men’s 10m air pistol.