5 gold, 8 silver, and 6 bronze medals were awarded. This was the Indian contingent's performance at the Tokyo Paralympics, where they won 19 medals, their best-ever total at the big event.
On the third day of the Paralympics, it was paddler Bhavinaben Patel who got India off to a good start by earning silver in the women's singles table tennis Class 4 category. In the women's 10m air rifle shooting standing SH1 event, India's first gold of the competition was won by shooter Avani Lekhara. She won another medal a few days later, this time in the women's 50m rifle 3 positions shooting SH1 event.
In addition, Sumit Antil, who broke many world records, Manish Narwal, and Pramod Bhagat, took first place. Krishna Nagar won another badminton gold on a penultimate day, helping India finish 24th in the medal tally with 19 medals.
There were 17 athletes on the podium. Look at all of India's medalists from the Games:
1) Bhavinaben Patel - Silver medal - women’s singles table tennis Class 4 category
On the third day of the Paralympics, Gujarat's Bhavinben Patel claimed India's first-ever TT Paralympics medal, sending a wave of joy across the country. China's Zhou Ying defeated her in the gold medal match 7-11, 5-11, 6-11.
2) Nishad Kumar - Silver medal - men's high jump T47
Nishad Kumar scored a personal best and an Asian record on his way to a silver medal. Roderick Townsend-Roberts of the United States won gold with a world-record-setting jump of 2.15m, and his best attempt of 2.06m got him silver.
3) Avani Lekhara - Gold Medal - women's 10m air rifle shooting standing SH1 AND Bronze Medal - women's 50m rifle 3 positions shooting SH1
On Monday, Avani Lekhara earned India's first Paralympic shooting medal in the women's 10m air rifle standing SH1 category. Lekhara earned the gold medal in the final with a total score of 249.6, which tied the world record. The 19-year-old also made history by being the first Indian woman to win a Paralympic gold medal.
Avani followed up her gold with a bronze in the 50m rifle 3 position SH1 event, making her the first Indian woman to win two Paralympic medals and the second Indian overall to win multiple medals in the same edition of the Games. Lekhara won the gold medal with a score of 445.9 in the final.
4) Devendra Jhajharia - Silver Medal AND
5) Sundar Singh Gurjar - Bronze Medal - men's javelin throw F46
Devendra Jhajharia of India won the silver medal in the men's javelin throw - F46 last event with a throw of 64.35 metres, while Sundar Singh Gurjar of India won the bronze medal with a throw of 64.01. Devendra added a silver medal to his two gold medals from the Paralympics.
6) Yogesh Kathuniya - Silver Medal - men's discus throw F56
On Monday, India's Yogesh Kathuniya won silver in the men's Discus throw (F56) event with a best throw of 44.38 metres in the final. Batista dos Santos Claudiney of Brazil, who won the gold medal with a throw of 45.59 metres only beat Kathuniya.
7) Sumit Antil - Gold Medal - men's javelin throw F64
Sumit Antil of India won the gold medal in the men's javelin throw (F64) category with a best throw of 68.85m in the final, breaking many world records along the way.
8) Singhraj Adhana - Bronze Medal - men's 10m air pistol shooting SH1
AND Silver Medal - men's P4 Mixed 50m Pistol SH1
Singhraj Adhana, a 39-year-old polio sufferer who was competing in his first Olympics, scored 216.8 to finish third after qualifying for the eight-man final as the sixth-best shooter.
He added a second medal to his collection a few days later. At the Asaka Shooting Range, Singhraj Adhana won the gold and silver medals in the P4 - Mixed 50m Pistol SH1 final. With 216.7 points, Singhraj won his second medal in the Tokyo Paralympics.
9) Mariyappan Thangavelu - Silver Medal AND
10) Sharad Kumar - Bronze Medal - men's high jump T42
In the High jump (T63) event, India's talents Mariyappan Thangavelu and Sharad Kumar took silver and bronze, respectively, in the final. Mariyappan won silver after clearing the 1.86m mark. This is his second Olympic medal, after winning gold in Rio in 2016. Sharad Kumar, meanwhile, won bronze after setting a new season-high of 1.83m.
11) Praveen Kumar - Silver Medal - men's high jump T64
With a jump of 2.07m in the event final, Praveen Kumar took silver in the men's high jump T64 division. The 18-year-old set a new Asian record on his route to bettering India's medal tally.
12) Harvinder Singh - Bronze Medal - men's individual recurve - open archery
Harvinder Singh won India's first-ever Paralympic archery medal, beating Kim Min Su of Korea in a thrilling shoot-off for bronze in the men's individual recurve at the current Games. The 31-year-old was leading 5-3 in the bronze playoff when the Korean clinched the fifth set with a perfect 10 to force a shoot-off, which the Indian won 6-5 (26-24, 27-29, 28-25, 25-25, 26-27) (10-8) with a perfect 10 against Kim's 8.
13) Manish Narwal - Gold Medal - men's P4 Mixed 50m Pistol SH1
At the Asaka Shooting Range, Indian shooter Manish Narwal won gold in the P4 - Mixed 50m Pistol SH1 final.
Manish, 19 years old, set a Paralympic record by scoring 218.2 points to win the gold medal. Sergey Malyshev of the Russian Paralympic Committee (RPC) won the bronze medal.
14) Pramod Bhagat - Gold Medal -badminton men's singles SL3
Pramod Bhagat, an Indian shuttler, added to India's medal haul by capturing gold in the men's singles (SL3) event. He won the final by defeating Daniel Bethell of the United Kingdom 21-14, 21-17. It was also India's first-ever Paralympic medal in badminton.
15) Manoj Sarkar - Bronze Medal -badminton men's singles SL3
Manoj Sarkar of India won the bronze medal in the men's singles (SL3) badminton tournament a few minutes after Pramod's triumph, literally minutes after Pramod's victory. In the final, he defeated Daisuke Fujihara of Japan 22-20, 21-13, bringing India's medal total to 17 at the end of the penultimate day.
16) Suhas L. Yathiraj - Silver Medal - badminton men's singles SL4
Suhas L Yathiraj, an Indian para-shuttler, won silver in the Paralympic Games. Lucas Mazur of France defeated Yathiraj in the final of the men's singles badminton SL4 event. In the final, Mazur defeated Yathiraj 21-15, 17-21, 15-21. The 38-year-old is the Gautam Buddh Nagar District Magistrate (Noida). Suhas was also the first Indian Administrative Service officer to earn a medal in the Paralympics.
17) Krishna Nagar - Gold Medal - badminton men's singles SH6
Para-shuttlers in India Krishna Nagar won the gold medal in the men's singles badminton SH6 category after defeating Chu Man Kai of Hong Kong in the final. Nagar defeated Man Kai 21-17, 16-21, and 21-17 to give India a record 19 medals at the Paralympic Games.