The final day of the quadrennial event could also result in more medals for the country.
The 2020 Tokyo Paralympics have been a huge success for India. Para athletes of the nation have been absolutely incredible in their performances. They have broken several records and achieved new feats over the course of the quadrennial event. The Indian contingent has created history by collecting the biggest medal haul ever in the Paralympics in Tokyo.
Their electrifying and determined display may not be over yet. The last day of the multi-sport event may spring up even more joy for the fans back home. There are many Indian athletes who are in action on the final day, vying for medals. While two medals are assured on Sunday, more can be won if the respective sportspersons win their contests.
The focus will be on badminton, which can deliver a huge medal haul by the end of the day. Here is what is in store for India in the last day of the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics.
Shooting: R6 – Mixed 50m Rifle Prone SH1
Indian para shooters Sidharta Babu, Deepak and Avani Lekhara will be competing in the qualification rounds of the mixed 50m rifle prone SH1 category. Avani Lekhara has the chance of creating more history by winning her third Paralympic medal at this edition. No female para athlete from India has achieved this feat before. Getting into the finals will be first on the agenda for the para shooters.
The contest starts at 6:00 AM IST.
Badminton: Men’s Singles SL4
Tarun Dhillon could secure the bronze medal for India by winning the contest against Setiawan Fredy of Indonesia. Badminton is making its debut at the Paralympics and the Indians have been very impressive. Tarun lost the semi-final against France’s Lucas Mazur, failing to set up an all Indian final against Suhas Yathiraj.
The match begins at 6:15 AM
The gold medal match in the men’s singles SL4 category will see India’s Suhas Yathiraj face-off against France’s Lucas Mazur. A silver medal is guaranteed but the Indian para shuttler will have his eyes on the gold. However, the Frenchman is the top seed and defeating him will be a tough challenge.
The match starts at 6:15 AM
Badminton: Men’s Singles SH6
Another Indian will be playing a gold medal match, this time in the men’s singles SH6 category. Krishna Nagar will be up against Chu Man Kai of Hong Kong. Again, a silver medal is guaranteed for the Indian but he will try to bag another gold medal for the country. Nagar is the no. 2 seed and favourite to win this contest.
The match begins at 8:00 AM
Badminton: Mixed Doubles SL3-SU5
Pramod Bhagat and Palak Kohli will have the chance to make amends for their semi-final defeat and play for bronze. The Indian pair will be up against Japan’s Daisuke Fujihara and Akiko Sugino in the bronze medal match of the mixed doubles SL3-SU5 category. Pramod Bhagat could end up with two medals in a single edition of the Paralympics if the pair win their bronze medal fixture.
The match starts at 8:45 AM