The 6th day of the Tokyo Paralympics is turning out to be a day to remember for the Indian contingent as our para-athletes have managed to secure 4 medals in different sports categories. Now India’s medal tally reads 7 medals with one Gold, 4 silver and 2 Bronze medals.
The day started with a stellar performance by shooter Avani Lekhara as she opened the day with a gold medal. She won the gold in the R2 – Women’s 10m AR Standing SH1 category and with that, she became the first Indian to win gold at this edition of the Paralympics as well as the first Indian woman to win a gold medal at Paralympics.
Then as the day progressed at Tokyo, Yogesh Kathuniya bagged a Silver Medal in the Men’s Discus Throw F56 category with a splendid 44.38m throw.
After this, all eyes were set on the Javelin throw event as one of India’s main medal contenders, Devendra Jhajharia was participating in the event. He had previously won gold in 2004 and 2016 Paralympics and in this edition too, he did not disappoint as he claimed the Silver Medal in the Javelin Throw F46 category with a throw of 64.35 metres and registered his personal best. In the same event, Sundar Singh Gurjar claimed the Bronze medal with a throw of 64.01 metres as India dominated the podium in the Men’s Javelin Throw F46 Final.
In Discuss throw F56 category Yogesh Kathuniya bagged a silver medal with a throw of 44.38 metres in his 6th attempt.
Earlier on Saturday Bhavina Patel created history by being the first Indian woman to win a medal in Table tennis. She won Silver after reaching the finals, High Jumper Nishad Kumar picked up a historic silver on Saturday with his best jump of 2.06m. Later on Saturday only, Vinod Kumar won a Bronze in Men’s Discus Throw F52 category but his medal has been put on hold after a protest over his disability classification.
It’s just the 6th day and India has registered its best performance in the Paralympics with many more events to follow.
The Global Now team with every other proud Indian congratulates the athletes on their success and wishes others all the best for their upcoming events.