Tokyo Paralympics 2020: India to send largest contingent to match Rio’s record

India had their best shot in Rio Paralympics with Four medals including two Gold. To match the haul India to send 54 athletes that will compete in 9 different sports.

The Tokyo Olympics are going to start from 24th August and will be played across 21 venues till 5th September. The Indian contingent consists of 54 athletes that will represent India in 9 different disciplines and after the great performance in the last Paralympics, the hopes for more medals are gaining support for the Athletes.

Deepa Malik the silver medalist in Rio 2016 Paralympics and current President of the Paralympic Committee of India’s (PCI) chaired the two day trial for selection that was held in Jawaharlal Nehru stadium.


“We had to make some bold decisions with regards to the welfare of the athletes. There was a difficult time in getting the trials done, to be able to make the SOP; we want to thank the Sports Authority of India. Secretary sir personally overlooked the arrangements at the JLN Stadium,” Deepa told ANI.

India sent only 19 athletes to compete around 5 sports and still bagged four medals with two Gold one silver and a bronze so the stakes are high.

Men: Devendra Jhajharia, Ajeet Singh and Sundar Singh Gurjar (javelin F-46); Sandeep Chaudhary and Sumit (javelin F-64); Mariyappan Thangavelu, Sharad Kumar and Varun Singh Bhatti (high jump T-63); Amit Kumar and Dharambir (club throw F-51); Nishad Kumar and Ram Pal (high jump T-47); Sonam Rana (shot put F-57), Navdeep (javelin F-41), Praveen Kumar (high jump T-64), Yogesh Kathuniya (discus throw F-56), Vinod Kumar (discus throw F-56), Ranjeet Bhati (javelin F-57), Arvind (shot put F-35), Tek Chand (javelin F-54).

Women: Ekta Bryan and Kashish Lakra (club throw F-51); Bhagyashri Jadhav (shot put F-34), Simran (100m T-13).