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Tokyo Paralympics: India’s History-Making Paralympians Return To Rousing Reception


India’s para athletes returned dwelling from Tokyo Paralympics to a rousing reception.© SAI Media/Twitter

The final batch of India’s triumphant Paralympic athletes, together with shooting sensation Avani Lekhara and shuttler-cum-bureaucrat Suhas Yathiraj, returned dwelling to a rousing reception on Monday with their supporters and households thronging the airport for a glimpse of the heroes. India returned with an unprecedented 19 medals, together with 5 gold, eight silver and 6 bronze to log out the nation’s best-ever Paralympics marketing campaign by ending twenty fourth within the general tally on Sunday. The final batch of Indian para athletes, who returned dwelling this night, comprised of the badminton contingent, shooters and recurve archery group.

Among the medal-winning para athletes who returned to a grand welcome had been 19-year-old Lekhara, who received a gold and bronze, gold medallists Pramod Bhagat and Krishna Nagar, silver-medallist Yathiraj, bronze-medallist Manoj Sarkar, and triumphant shooters Singhraj Adana and Manish Narwal amongst others.

The para athletes had been acquired by Haryana Sports Minister and former hockey participant Sandeep Singh and officers of the Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) amongst others.

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Earlier, silver medallist desk tennis participant Bhavinaben Patel additionally returned to the nation within the morning together with different athletes and officers.

All athletes had been garlanded and escorted out of the terminal by airport’s civil defence volunteers amid thunderous applause. The athletes are scheduled to satisfy Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday.

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