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India’s name will be not one but 5 gold in Tokyo Paralympics, team chief promised to bring 15 medals to the country

India's name will be not one but 5 gold in Tokyo Paralympics, team chief promised to bring 15 medals to the country

India has won 12 medals including four gold in 11 Paralympics. The first team led by Indian Paralympic Committee President Deepa Malik has reached Tokyo.

Tokyo Paralympic Games to be held from September 24

After the best performance in the Tokyo Paralympics 2020, India are now expecting a similar performance from their Paralympians. 54 players from India will participate in the Paralympic Games to be held in Tokyo from August 24 to September 3. India’s team chief in Paralympir Gursharan Singh believes that India will do its best in these games and win at least 15 medals, including five gold.

India has sent a team of 54 players for nine sports, which is the largest Indian contingent in these games so far. Indian players will participate in Para Archery, Para Athletics, Para Badminton, Para Canoeing, Para Shooting, Para Swimming, Para Powerlifting, Para Table Tennis and Para Taekwondo.

Tokyo Paralympics will be the best

Singh, general secretary of the Paralympic Committee of India, said, “I am sure these will be our best Paralympic Games. Our para athletes have put in a lot of hard work and it is paying off in international tournaments. They are eager to do well. “We are expecting at least 15 medals including five gold in these games. We are expecting medals in para athletics, para badminton, para archery and para shooting.

India has won 12 medals including four gold in 11 Paralympics. The first team led by Indian Paralympic Committee President Deepa Malik has reached Tokyo. Thangavelu Mariyappan, the flag bearer of the Indian contingent, has also reached Tokyo. Mariyappan, who won the high jump gold medal in the previous Games, scored 1 . Had a jump of 86 meters.

India has high hopes from sports

“It was my best performance since Rio. I had a foot injury in 2017 and it took time to recover from it. I am now ready for the Games and my aim is to win a gold medal. India is also hoping for a medal from two-time para javelin thrower Devendra Jhajhadia. Apart from them, defending world champions Sundar Singh Gurjar and Ajit Singh, world champions and world record holders Sandeep Chaudhary and Navdeep Singh will also present the Indian challenge in para javelin throw. India’s hopes in para badminton are in the men’s SL3 category. In archery, Rakesh Kumar and Shyam Sundar will enter compound, while Vivek Chikara and Harvinder Singh will enter recurve and women archer Jyoti Baliyan will enter compound and mixed category.

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