🌏 Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games- Schedule, Events, Medals, New Records and All you need to know

Born without arms, competing without borders.

Born without arms, Abbas Karimi fled his home in Afghanistan to explore a new future.

Learning to swim, escaping :afghanistan: Kabul, and now, representing 80 million displaced people on the global stage with the #RefugeeParalympicTeam. Karimi has qualified for the #ParaSwimming men’s S5 50m butterfly final.


When Abbas Karimi stepped onto the podium after winning a silver medal in the S5 50m butterfly competition at the Mexico 2017 World Para Swimming Championships, he had trouble standing still and posing for the cameras.

“I was trying to smile but my lips were shaking, my body was shaking. I’m standing there thinking about how I’m representing 80 million displaced people from around the world. I’m the only refugee to ever win an international title like this. I made history. But I’m also thinking, I’m not done.”

At 16, Karimi secretly hatched a plan to flee Afghanistan. Read Abbas Karimi’s incredible inspiring story. :raised_hands:


DAY 3- 27th Aug - :1st_place_medal: :2nd_place_medal: :3rd_place_medal: Medals Table

:cn: China stay at the top spot on the Medals table with an overwhelming haul of 43 medals (20 :1st_place_medal: 11 :2nd_place_medal: and 14 :3rd_place_medal:) - combined total of Great Britain and RPC.

Great Britain continues on the 2nd spot with 28 total medals.

:us: USA climbs up to the 5th rank from 7th with 12 medals

12 new countries joining the medal contenders today- :tunisia: Tunisia :algeria: Algeria :denmark: Denmark :egypt: Egypt :latvia: Latvia :romania: Romania :bulgaria: Bulgaria :iran: Iran :tr: Turkey :argentina: Argentina :el_salvador: El Salvador :lithuania: Lithuania

144 Medals were handed out today. A total of 306 medals have been awarded to 50 countries by Day 3.

:1st_place_medal: 98 Gold
:2nd_place_medal: 98 Silver
:3rd_place_medal: 98 Bronze

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Bhavina Patel bags🥈 at the Tokyo2020 Paralympics.

:india: Becomes the first Indian para-athlete ever to win a medal in Table Tennis. :raised_hands:

Congratulations! Proud of you Bhavina! :clap: :clap:


100m. 200m. 400m. 800m. 1500m. Name a distance, and Hannah Cockroft Great Britain holds the record. Now, she lowers the T34 100m World Record even further!



An incredible race for ParalympicsGB and TeamUSA!



A world record by two metres…
A personal best by seven metres…

Hamed Heidari of :azerbaijan: Azerbaijan as he adds to their incredible medal tally!



DAY 5 - What you can look forward to today?


Nishad Kumar Wins India’s :india: 2nd medal of the day;

Nishad Brings home First Athletics medal in #ParalympicsTokyo2020

He jumps 2.06m in Men’s High Jump T47 Final bagging Silver :2nd_place_medal:


India’s Vinod Kumar Wins Bronze In Men’s Discus Throw (F52)

Sets New Asian Record - Vinod threw a best effort of 19.91m in the final to secure the bronze medal.

:poland: Piotr Kosewicz of Poland won the :1st_place_medal: gold medal with an effort of 20.02m while :croatia: Croatia’s Velimir Sandor took silver :2nd_place_medal: with a throw of 19.98m.


DAY 5- 29th Aug - :1st_place_medal: :2nd_place_medal: :3rd_place_medal: Medals Table

:cn: China continue their dominance on the Medals table with an overwhelming haul of 104 medals (46 :1st_place_medal: 29 :2nd_place_medal: and 29 :3rd_place_medal:) - more than combined total of Great Britain and United States.

Great Britain continues on the 2nd spot with 60 total medals.

:us: USA climbs up to the 3rd rank.

A total of 648 medals have been awarded to 68 countries by Day 5.

:1st_place_medal: 216 Gold
:2nd_place_medal: 216 Silver
:3rd_place_medal: 216 Bronze

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:india: :1st_place_medal: Avani Lekhara of India wins gold medal in shooting event

Lekhara won the gold medal with a total score of 249.6 in the final, equalling the world record. This is India’s fourth medal at the Tokyo Paralympic Games so far.


:india: :2nd_place_medal: Yogesh Kathuniya wins silver medal in men’s discus throw F56

Yogesh sent the disc to a best distance of 44.38m in his sixth and last attempt to clinch the silver. :clap:


Huge throws in the men’s javelin throw!

:1st_place_medal: :sri_lanka: Dinesh Priyan Herath Mudiyanselage
:2nd_place_medal: :india: Devendra Jhajharia
:3rd_place_medal: :india: Sundar Singh Gurjar

:sri_lanka: Dinesh Priyan Herath Mudiyanselage sets a new world record of 67.79m

:india: India’s Devendra Jhajharia won the silver medal with his best throw of 64.35m.

:india: Sundar Singh Gurjar won the bronze medal in the same event with his best throw of 64.01m.


:india: Historic Day for India at the Paralympics

4 medals in an hour and 7 medals so far.

:india: Proud of all our athletes.:clap: :clap:

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:india: :1st_place_medal: Sumit Antil wins a gold medal in javelin throw! :clap:

India’s Sumit Antil wins gold in men’s javelin throw (F64 category) as the country’s gold medal count increased to two at the Tokyo Paralympics. Sumit threw a world record 68.55m to clinch the gold medal.


Mariyappan Thangavelu wins :2nd_place_medal: silver and Sharad Kumar :3rd_place_medal: bronze in the men’s high jump T63 event

With these wins India’s medal tally at the Paralympics touched an unprecedented 10.


DAY 8 1 Sep- 11AM IST :1st_place_medal: :2nd_place_medal: :3rd_place_medal: Medals Table

:cn: China continue their dominance on the Medals table with an overwhelming haul of 135 medals (64 :1st_place_medal: 39 :2nd_place_medal: and 32 :3rd_place_medal:)

Great Britain continues on the 2nd spot with 82 total medals.

:ru: Russian Paralympic Committee climbs up to the 3rd rank.

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Discus thrower Vinod Kumar was denied a bronze - Result declared void :no_entry_sign:

Vinod Kumar was found to be ineligible for the men’s F52 discus medal as the classification panel was ‘unable to allocate’ him a ‘sport class’ after observation and re-assessment, a statement issued by the Games’ technical delegates read.

Soon after the event, however, the results were put under review. On Monday, the organisers announced the ‘amendment’ of the result.

The decision meant Kumar did not win a medal.


:india: :3rd_place_medal: Singhraj Adhana shoots bronze in men’s 10m air pistol

Indian shooter Singhraj Adhana, who took to the sport just four years ago, on Tuesday won the Paralympics bronze medal in the P1 men’s 10m air pistol SH1 event.

The 39-year-old, who is afflicted with polio and was making his Games debut, shot a total of 216.8 to finish the event in the third place.


Cyclist Keiko Sugiura became at age 50 the oldest :jp: Japanese in history to win a :1st_place_medal: Paralympics gold medal, winning the women’s road time trial in the C1-3 category.