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Harvinder makes history in Archery, wins Bronze in Tokyo Paralympics

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Indian athletes are setting one example after another in the current Tokyo Paralympics 2020. Abani Lekhara made history by winning bronze after gold at the beginning of the day. And at the end of the day, a new record was created by archer Harvinder Singh. He was the first Indian Paralympian to bring a medal in Archery.

Harvinder Singh, ranked 23rd in the world, faced Kim Min-sue of Korea in the men’s individual event. Where he made a good start but the korean star won the match. But by then Harvinder had secured the bronze for India. 

The Daily Vendor Newspaper learnt that Harvinder had earlier, set an example by bringing gold to the country as the only Indian Paralympian in the 2018 Asian Games. This time he also made the name of the country bright on the stage of Tokyo.

A scholar in economics, Harvinder lost to US archery in the semifinals. However, his morale was always up and in the end, he made the country proud by taking home the bronze. 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted congratulations on his success. Wrote, this bronze medal win is historic. Because for the first time in the Paralympics, a medal came in archery.

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