Flag-bearer in Tokyo Paralympics: Javelin thrower Tek Chand lead India’s charge during the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo Paralympics.
- He replaced Mariyappan Thangavelu, 2016 Rio Paralympic Games gold medalist as he was quarantined following close contact with a COVID-19 positive person on their flight to Tokyo.
- Tek Chand carried the tri-color as India made its way during the Opening Ceremony of Tokyo 2020 Paralympics on 24th August 2021 at the Japan National Stadium.
Tokyo Paralympics 2021:
- The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games will take place between August 24, 2021, and September 5th, 2021.
- It will feature 539 medal events across 22 sports.
- A total of 54 para-athletes from India across nine sports disciplines will be featuring in the Paralympic Games.
- This is India’s biggest ever contingent to the Games.