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Tokyo Paralympics: PM Modi meets Indian contingent, wishes them luck for the future

New Delhi

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday met the Indian contingent that got back with 19 medals from the recently-concluded Tokyo Paralympics.

Modi was seen personally interacting with each member of the contingent and he wished them luck for the future.

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The Indians contingent completed their campaign at the Tokyo Paralympic Games 2020 at an all-time high by securing a total of 19 medals which includes 5 gold, 8 silver, and 6 bronze medals.

India sent its greatest ever unexpected of 54 para-athletes across as many as 9 sportings to the Games. Badminton and Taekwondo made their introduction in Tokyo, the two of which were represented by India.

Since making its first appearance at the Paralympics in 1968, India had won 12 medals in total till the 2016 Rio edition. The nation has now greatly developed that whole number by 7 medals at the Tokyo Paralympics 2020 alone.

In a total of 162 countries, India has completed 24th in the overall medal tally, while its achievement of 19 medals is ranked 20th based on the number of medals.

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