India won a record seven medals at Tokyo 2020. The returns could have been much better if the shooters and archers performed true to their potential. Here are the 10 highlights from India's Tokyo Olympics campaign in 2021.
With 19 medals in Tokyo including five gold, this was India's best-ever Paralympics show and finished 24th overall
Suhas Yathiraj, 38, produced an entertaining performance before narrowly going down 21-15, 17-21, 15-21, to two-time world champion Mazur in a 62-minute summit clash
Suhas Yathiraj, 38-year-old district magistrate of Gautam Buddh Nagar (Noida), will script history as the first-ever IAS officer to win a medal at the Paralympics
Suhas Yathiraj, Pramod Bhagat, and Krishna Nagar sailed into the men's singles finals of the badminton event in their respective classifications.Bhagat plays his final today
Narwal shot a total of 218.2, a Paralympic record, to claim gold while Adana, who had won the bronze in the 10m air pistol, added a silver to his kitty
The 19-year-old Lekhara, competing in her debut Games, finished third in 50m Rifle 3 Position
Avani Lekhara is now first-ever Indian to win two individual medals at Paralympics/Olympics
Prachi finished the race in 1:07.329s to settle for the last place
This is India’s fourth medal in high jump after Nishad Kumar, Mariyappan Thangavelu and Sharad Kumar
Rahul Jakhar, 35, was eliminated at the end of the seventh series in the finals after qualifying second with a score of 576
Aruna was scheduled to feature in the repechage round later in the evening after she lost to fourth-seeded Espinoza Carranza of Peru in the quarters
Earlier in the day, Aruna had stunned fifth seed Danijela Jovanovic of Serbia 29-9
Bhagat, the reigning world champion, outwitted fellow Indian Manoj Sarkar 21-10, 21-23, 21-9, in his men's singles group A class SL3 opener
With this event, India ended the day medal-less after touching the unprecedented double-digit mark on Tuesday with a haul of 10 so far, including two gold
Sharad Kumar, also a Sports Authority of India coach, had trained for three years in Ukraine from 2017 to prepare for the Paralympics.
After clearing 1.86m, Mariyappan and Sam Grewe struggled to clear 1.88m height but the American finally bagged gold medal by soaring over the mark in the final attempt
With these medals India's tally has now swelled to 10. Mariyappan Thangavelu was pipped to the post by Sam Grewe of USA who cleared 1.88 on final attempt
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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