At the Tokyo Paralympic Games, Indian athletes won a gold medal, two silvers and a bronze on Monday.
Shooter Avani Lekhara became the first Indian woman to win Paralympic gold. The 19-year-old beat the defending champion and broke the Paralympic record in the women's 10-meter air rifle standing. She is scheduled to compete in another three shooting events.
Yogesh Kathuniya won silver in the men's discus. He said he had a tough time during lockdown, but winning silver has given him the motivation to aim for gold at Paris 2024.
Two Indian athletes took silver and bronze respectively in the men's javelin. Second-placed Devendra is a 40-year-old veteran who won gold at Rio de Janeiro in 2016. His 25-year-old teammate Sundar Singh Gurjar, who took the bronze, is a two-time world champion.
The men's javelin winner, Sri Lankan Dinesh Priyantha Herath Mudiyanselage, set a new world record to take home his country's first-ever Paralympic gold medal.