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Overview of Tokyo 2020 Summer Paralympic Games

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The Tokyo 2020 Summer Paralympic Games will be held from 24th August – 5th September, 2021.

  • The official Mascot is ‘Someity’.
  •  For the 1st time, Badminton & Taekwondo will be Introduced by replacing Sailing and 7-a-side football.

India sends largest ever contingent for Paralympics

India will field their largest contingent ever in the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics

  • A total of 54 Athletes will compete in 9 Sporting events. Only 19 Indian Athletes competed in the 2016 Rio Paralympics.
  • The 9 events are Archery, Athletics, Badminton, Para Canoeing, Powerlifting, Shooting, Swimming, Table Tennis and Taekwondo.
  • High Jumper Mariyappan Thangavelu (Won Gold at the 2016 Rio Paralympics) will be the flag-bearer of India in the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Paralympics.
  • Javelin thrower Devendra Jhajharia (won Gold at Rio Paralympics) and high jump ace Mariyappan Thangavelu are the two Paralympic champions in the current Indian contingent.
  • Prachi Yadav is set to become India’s 1st paracanoe at the Tokyo Para Games
  • Avani Lekhera will be the 1st  Indian woman para shooter to compete at the Paralympics.
  • Harvinder Singh and Vivek Chikara are the 1st Men Archers from the country to qualify for the Games.
  • Click here to know about the 54 Athletes

Anurag Thakur and Nisith Pramanik launched Theme Song ‘Kar De Kamaal Tu’ for Paralympics 

Union Sports Minister, Anurag Thakur and Minister of State for Home Affairs Nisith Pramanik has launched the Theme Song, ‘Kar De Kamaal Tu’ for India’s Paralympic Contingent at the 2020 Tokyo Summer Paralympics Games.

  • The song is composed & sung by Sanjeev Singh, Divyang Cricket Player.

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The 32nd Edition of Olympics Games took place in Tokyo, Japan from 23rd July 2021 to August 8th 2021. India finished with 7 Medals (1 Gold, 2 Silver, 4 Bronze) and has been ranked at 48th position.

Note:The paralympic Games, featuring Athletes with an impairment, takes place shortly after every Olympic Games in the same host city

About International Paralympic Committee

President – Andrew Parsons
Headquarters – Bonn, Germany