India wraps up Tokyo Paralympic games with largest-ever haul of 19 medals

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  • Japan bid adieu to Paralympic Games with a glittering closing ceremony at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo on Sunday.
  • The ceremony began with a montage of shots of the Games, followed by music and dance performances.
  • The concepts for the Closing Ceremony were “Harmonious Cacophony” and “Moving Forward”. The closing ceremony conveys that Tokyo is “A City Where Differences Shine”.
  • Ahead of the athlete parade, the Japanese national flag was brought into the venue and the national anthem of the country was played.
  • It was followed by the parade led by flag bearers of different countries in Japanese alphabetic order.
  • Shooter Avani Lekhara was the flag bearer of Indian contingent. The 19-year-old trailblazer had two podium finishes in Tokyo.
  • India wrapped up their campaign at the Tokyo Paralympics with the largest-ever haul of 19 medals, surpassing their previous best tally of four at the 2016 Rio Games.
  • This year, the Indian contingent won five gold, eight silver and six bronze.
  • While Lekhara won a gold in R-2 women’s 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 event and a bronze in 50metre Rifle 3 Position SH1, Javelin thrower Sumit Antil, shuttlers Pramod Bhagat, Krishna Nagar and shooter Manish Narwal bagged a yellow metal each.
  • Source : newsonair.coam

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