Current Affairs on Tokyo Paralympics 2020

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Tokyo Paralympics 2020
Tokyo Paralympics 2020

Here are the Major points about  recently finished Tokyo Paralympics 2020. Indian athletes have scripted history at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo with their highest medal tally ever – 19. the Next Summer Paralympics will be hosted by Paris , France.

✪  Tokyo Summer Paralympics 2020  major highlights for competitive exams

➧  Edition of Tokyo Paralympics 2020 – 16th
➧  Host City – Tokyo, Japan
➧  Venue – Japan National Stadium

➧  Official moto of Tokyo Paralympics 2020 – United by Emotion

➧  Top 3 countries in the medal tally – China > Great Britain > United States

➧  Rank of India in the medal tally – 24th
➧  India clinched 19 medals. (5 Gold + 8 Silver + 6 Bronze)
➧  The largest-ever 54 member Indian contingent.

➧  Mascot of the Tokyo Paralympics 2020 – Someity
➧  Mascot created by Japanese artist – Ryo Taniguchi

➧  The theme of the opening ceremony was – “Moving Forward: We Have Wings”

➧  Tokyo was the first city to host the Paralympics more than once.

➧  The theme song of Tokyo Paralympics – “Kar De Kamal Tu”
➧  The theme song launched by – Sports Minister Anurag Thakur.
➧  The theme song has been penned by – Sanjeev Singh.

➧ Mariyappan Thangavelu was originally the flag bearer of Tokyo Paralympics 2020 , but because of quarantine, the flag bearer was changed to Tek Chand.

➧  Mariyappan Thangavelu – High Jumper (from Tamil Nadu)
➧  Tek Chand – Javelin Thrower (from Haryana)

➧ Shooter Avani Lekhara (from Jaipur, Rajasthan) was the India’s flag-bearer at the closing ceremony of Tokyo Paralympics.

➧  Shooter Avani Lekhara became the first Indian woman to win two Paralympic medals. (1 Gold and 1 Bronze)
➧ Shooter Avani Lekhara is the first Indian woman to win a Paralympic gold medal.
➧ Avani Lekhara also won India’s first gold medal at the 2020 Summer Paralympics.
➧ Lekhara won the gold medal with a total score of 249.6 in the final event.

➧ Sumit Antil is the second Indian after Devendra Jhajharia to win a Paralympics gold in javelin throw.

➧ On the concluding day, Indian Shuttler Krishna (from Rajasthan)
Nagar won the Gold Medal in the Men’s Singles SH6 Category.
➧ Krishna Nagar defeated Chu Mankai of Hong Kong.

➧ Archer Harvinder Singh became the first Indian to win a medal in Archery at the Paralympics.
➧ He won a bronze medal in the Men’s Recurve Individual.

➧ Table tennis player Bhavina Patel (from Gujarat) won India’s first medal (Bronze) at the 2020 Summer Paralympics.

❒ Tokyo Paralympics 2020 Medal Table
❖ Winner Highlights

☛ China topped the Olympic medal tally.
☛ China won a total of 207 medals, including 96 Golds.

☛ China followed by Great Britain and United States.

☛ Great Britain finished 2nd with a total of 124 medals, including 41 Golds.
India finished 24th with 5 Gold medals.

Top 10 Countries in Medal Table

Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze Total Medal
1 China 96 60 51 207
2 Great Britain 41 38 45 124
3 United States 37 36 31 104
4 RPC (Russian Paralympic Committee) 36 33 49 118
5 Netherlands 25 17 17 59
6 Ukraine 24 47 27 98
7 Brazil 22 20 30 80
8 Australia 21 29 30 80
9 Italy 14 29 26 69
10 Azerbaijan 14 1 4 19
24 India 5 8 6 19
Top Countries at Tokyo Paralympics 2020
Top Countries at Tokyo Paralympics 2020

 

❖ Medal Tally of India

☛ India clinched a total of 19 medals. [ 5 gold + 8 silver + 6 Bronze]

Winner Medal Sports Event
Avani Lekhara Gold Shooting Women’s 10 metre air rifle standing
Sumit Antil Gold Athletics Men’s javelin throw
Manish Narwal Gold Shooting Mixed 50 metre pistol
Pramod Bhagat Gold Badminton Men’s singles
Krishna Nagar Gold Badminton Men’s singles
Bhavina Patel Silver Table tennis Women’s individual
Nishad Kumar Silver Athletics Men’s high jump
Yogesh Kathuniya Silver Athletics Men’s discus throw
Devendra Jhajharia Silver Athletics Men’s javelin throw
Mariyappan Thangavelu Silver Athletics Men’s high jump
Praveen Kumar Silver Athletics Men’s high jump
Singhraj Adhana Silver Shooting Mixed 50 metre pistol
Suhas Lalinakere Yathiraj Silver Badminton Men’s singles
Sundar Singh Gurjar Bronze Athletics Men’s javelin throw
Singhraj Adhana Bronze Shooting Men’s 10 metre air pistol
Sharad Kumar Bronze Athletics Men’s high jump
Avani Lekhara Bronze Shooting Women’s 50 metre Rifle
Harvinder Singh Bronze Archery Men’s individual recurve open
Manoj Sarkar Bronze Badminton Men’s singles
 Medal Tally of India at Tokyo Paralympics 2020
Medal Tally of India at Tokyo Paralympics 2020

❒ States & related Sports of all the winners

Sl.No Name State Sports
1 Avani Lekhara Rajasthan Shooting
2 Sumit Antil Haryana Athletics
3 Manish Narwal Haryana Shooting
4 Pramod Bhagat Bihar Badminton
5 Krishna Nagar Rajasthan Badminton
6 Bhavina Patel Gujarat Table tennis
7 Nishad Kumar Himachal Pradesh Athletics
8 Yogesh Kathuniya Haryana Athletics
9 Devendra Jhajharia Rajasthan Athletics
10 Mariyappan Thangavelu Tamil Nadu Athletics
11 Praveen Kumar Uttar Pradesh Athletics
12 Singhraj Adhana Haryana Shooting
13 Suhas Lalinakere Yathiraj Karnataka Badminton
14 Sundar Singh Gurjar Rajasthan Athletics
15 Singhraj Adhana Haryana Shooting
16 Sharad Kumar Bihar Athletics
17 Harvinder Singh Haryana Archery
18 Manoj Sarkar Uttarakhand Badminton

Venue of Upcoming Summer Paralympics

Sl. No Year Country
1 2024 Paris, France
2 2028 Los Angeles, USA
3 2032 Brisbane, Australia

 

Top One Liner 

1. What is the name of the Mascot of Tokyo Paralympics 2020?
Ans. Someity

2. What is the edition of Tokyo Paralympics 2020?
Ans. 16th

3. What is the Motto of Tokyo Paralympics?
Ans. United by Emotions

4. Name the host country of previous Paralympics games?
Ans. Rio de Janerio , Brazil

5. India won how many Gold medals at the Tokyo Paralympics 2020?
Ans. 5

6. India won how many Gold medals at the Previous Rio Paralympics 2016?
Ans. 2

7. India won how many medals at the Tokyo Paralympics 2020?
Ans. 19

8. India won how many Gold medals at the Previous Rio Paralympics 2016?
Ans. 4

9. Who was originally the flag bearer of Tokyo Paralympics 2020?
Ans. Mariyappan Thangavelu (High Jumper, from Tamil Nadu)

10. Due to quarantine the flag bearer of Tokyo Paralympics 2020 Mariyappan Thangavelu was changed to?
Ans.  Javelin Thrower Tek Chand. (fFrom Haryana)

11. Which country tops the medal tally at Tokyo Paralympics 2020?
Ans. China [Total Medal – 207 ( 96 – Gold , 60 – Silver, 51-Bronze)]

12. What is the Rank of India at Tokyo Paralympics 2020?
Ans. 24th (Best Rank till date)

13. What is the theme song of opening ceremony ?
Ans. “Moving Forward: We Have Wings”

14.What is the theme song of Tokyo Paralympics 2020 , which was launched by
Sports Minister Anurag Thakur?
Ans. “Kar De Kamal Tu”

15. The theme song of Tokyo Paralympics, “Kar De Kamal Tu” has been penned by ?
Ans. Sanjeev Singh.

16. Who was the India’s flag-bearer at the closing ceremony of Tokyo Paralympics?
Ans.  Shooter Avani Lekhara (from Jaipur, Rajasthan)

17. Which country will host 2022 Winter Paralympics?
Ans. Beijing, China

18. First Indian to win a medal in Archery at the Paralympics?
Ans. Archer Harvinder Singh

19. Who won India’s first gold medal at the 2020 Summer Paralympics?
Ans. Shooter Avani Lekhara (from Jaipur, Rajasthan)

20. First Indian woman to win a Paralympics gold medal?
Ans.  Shooter Avani Lekhara (from Jaipur, Rajasthan)

21. Second Indian after Devendra Jhajharia to win a Paralympics gold in javelin throw?
Ans. Sumit Antil

22. Which country will host 2024 Summer Paralympics?
Ans. Paris, France

23. How many athletes from India will participate in Tokyo Paralympics games
Ans. 54

24. First Indian woman to win two Paralympics medals?
Ans. Shooter Avani Lekhara 


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