Dame Sarah Storey has spoken of the “huge honour” of becoming the UK’s greatest ever Paralympian, after she won three golds at Tokyo 2020 to bring her total to 17.
“It’s a lifetime’s work, quite literally, Tokyo was my eighth Paralympic Games,” she said at a homecoming event for ParalympicsGB athletes at Wembley Arena. Report by Buseld. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
On Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met the Indian Paralympic champions who participated in the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics. On Wednesday, Sports Minister Anurag Thakur felicitated the 17 medal-winners from the Tokyo Paralympics.
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For athletes preparing for the biggest event of their lives, it would usually be a cause for celebration. But 100 days out from the Tokyo Paralympics, Oksana Masters was confined to a hospital bed recovering from surgery on her leg.
Indian athletes have scripted history at the Tokyo Paralympics as they return home with as many as 19 medals. This is the best-ever tally in a single edition of the Paralympics by far. India has bagged 5 gold medals, 8 silver medals and 6 bronze medals, finishing inside the top 25 at the Para Games in Tokyo.
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