- Avani Lekhara, who represented India in the women’s 10-meter air rifle standing (SH1), made history as the first woman from India to win gold in the Paralympics.
- Pramod Bhagat, ranked number one in the world in para-badminton men’s singles (SL3), scored another gold for India in his event.
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- Sumit Antil won the gold in the men’s javelin throw (F64) after hurling the javelin in the record-breaking distance of 68.55 meters (224.9 feet).
- Rounding up the gold medal tally are Krishna Nagar and Manish Narwal, who each won a gold medal in the men’s singles badminton (SH6) and the mixed 50-meter pistol (SH1), respectively.
- Lekhara matched the world record while setting the Paralympic record, after scoring 249.6 points in women’s 10-meter air rifle standing (SH1).
- Narwal set the Paralympic record in the mixed 50-meter pistol (SH1) with a score of 218.2.
- Nishad Kumar, who won the silver medal in the men’s high jump (T47), set a new record for Asians after clearing the bar set at 2.06 meters (6.75 feet).
- Praveen Kumar, who grabbed a silver medal in the men’s high jump (T64), also set the Asian record in his category by clearing the bar at 2.07 meters (6.79 feet).