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Watch: PM Modi hosts India’s Paralympics contingent after most successful season

PM Modi meets record-breaking paralympians
PM Modi meets record-breaking paralympians
Published on Sep 09, 2021 06:55 PM IST
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PM Modi to host India's Paralympics stars today, mark most successful season yet

The 2020 Summer Paralympics in Tokyo proved to be the most successful season for India yet, with athletes securing a total of 19 medals - five gold, eight silver, and six bronze. Before this edition, India had won 12 medals (4 medals of each colour) in all previous Paralympics appearances combined.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has personally spoken to every Paralympian who won a medal for the country. (ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has personally spoken to every Paralympian who won a medal for the country. (ANI)
Published on Sep 09, 2021 06:19 AM IST
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Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

A community plan that led to India’s Paralympics badminton success

  • The plan produced rich rewards at the just-ended Tokyo Paralympics where India’s shuttlers won four medals on the sport’s debut.
New Delhi: Badminton medalists of the Tokyo Paralympics with team coach pose for photographs on their arrival in New Delhi, Monday, Sept 6, 2021. (PTI)
New Delhi: Badminton medalists of the Tokyo Paralympics with team coach pose for photographs on their arrival in New Delhi, Monday, Sept 6, 2021. (PTI)
Published on Sep 08, 2021 09:50 PM IST
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ByRutvick Mehta, Sharad Deep, Mumbai/lucknow

Sports Minister felicitates Paralympians, hopes for better show in 2024

The Indian para athletes registered their best-ever performance for the country in the Tokyo Games by winning an unprecedented 19 medals, including five gold, eight silver and six bronze.
Sports Minister felicitates Paralympians, hopes for better show in 2024(SAI)
Sports Minister felicitates Paralympians, hopes for better show in 2024(SAI)
Updated on Sep 08, 2021 07:20 PM IST
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The next step for Indian para sports? International classifiers

  • Indian para athletes now have to go to international competitions to get classified since there are no certified classifiers at home.
Javelin thrower Tek Chand. (PTI)
Javelin thrower Tek Chand. (PTI)
Published on Sep 06, 2021 11:02 PM IST
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ByAvishek Roy, New Delhi

Tokyo take-off as India's para athletes deliver in style

  • Having won just 12 medals in all going to the Paralympics, India's haul of 19 medals shows how far the country has come in backing para athletes.
India had their best-ever Paralympic Games performance this year. (Getty)
India had their best-ever Paralympic Games performance this year. (Getty)
Published on Sep 05, 2021 09:58 PM IST
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ByAvishek Roy, Rutvick Mehta, New Delhi

Paralympics: Krishna Nagar wins badminton gold; silver for Suhas Yathiraj

  • India capped off the Tokyo Paralympics with two medals in badminton in the final day of the Games.
India's Krishna Nagar (L) and Suhas Yathiraj. (Getty Images)
India's Krishna Nagar (L) and Suhas Yathiraj. (Getty Images)
Published on Sep 05, 2021 09:44 PM IST
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BySharad Deep, Lucknow

5 golds, 8 silver, and 6 bronze: List of Indian medallists at Tokyo Paralympics

  • Tokyo Paralympics: A total of 17 athletes won a medal at the recently-concluded Tokyo Paralympics as India registered its best-ever haul at the mega event.
Tokyo Paralmypics: List of Indian medal winners in Japan
Tokyo Paralmypics: List of Indian medal winners in Japan
Updated on Sep 05, 2021 10:37 PM IST
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‘Won hearts of an entire nation’: PM Modi congratulates medallists Pramod, Manoj

  • Tokyo Olympics: Soon after Pramod Bhagat and Manoj Sarkar won gold and bronze, respectively, in the men's singles (SL3) badminton event, PM Modi took to Twitter to congratulate the athletes
‘Won hearts of an entire nation’: PM Narendra Modi congratulates Tokyo Paralympics medallists Pramod Bhagat, Manoj Sarkar(Agencies/HT Collage)
‘Won hearts of an entire nation’: PM Narendra Modi congratulates Tokyo Paralympics medallists Pramod Bhagat, Manoj Sarkar(Agencies/HT Collage)
Published on Sep 04, 2021 05:11 PM IST
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Paralympics: Manoj Sarkar wins bronze in men's singles (SL3) badminton event

  • Tokyo Paralympics: Indian shuttler Manoj Sarkar beat Japan's Daisuke Fujihara 22-20,21-13 in a pulsating to bronze in the men's singles (SL3) badminton category.
Tokyo Paralympics: India's Manoj Sarkar wins bronze in men's badminton singles (SL3) event(REUTERS)
Tokyo Paralympics: India's Manoj Sarkar wins bronze in men's badminton singles (SL3) event(REUTERS)
Updated on Sep 04, 2021 04:47 PM IST
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Paralympics: Pramod Bhagat clinches gold medal in badminton men's singles (SL3)

  • Tokyo Paralympics: Indian shuttler Pramod Bhagat beat Great Britain's Daniel Bethell 21-14,21-17 in a pulsating to final to win the gold medal in the men's singles (SL3) badminton category.
Tokyo Paralympics: India's Pramod Bhagat clinches gold medal in men's singles (SL3) badminton event(Twitter)
Tokyo Paralympics: India's Pramod Bhagat clinches gold medal in men's singles (SL3) badminton event(Twitter)
Updated on Sep 04, 2021 05:31 PM IST
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What does it take to be a para athlete?

  • Fighting against trauma, isolation, social perceptions, lack of accessibility and re-learning how to use their bodies, sports is both a refuge and a field of dreams for India's paralympians.
Sundar Singh Gurjar of India in action(REUTERS)
Sundar Singh Gurjar of India in action(REUTERS)
Published on Sep 02, 2021 09:59 PM IST
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ByRutvick Mehta, Avishek Roy

Inspiring journey of para high jumper Varun Singh Bhati

Varun Singh Bhati has always been passionate about sports, with basketball being his first interest. He later switched from basketball to high jump as both sports share a similar approach.
The image shows para high jumper Varun Singh Bhati.(Life Beyond Numbers)
The image shows para high jumper Varun Singh Bhati.(Life Beyond Numbers)
Published on Sep 02, 2021 10:53 AM IST
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Para athletes soar on wings of change

  • Attention and funds from TOPS and NGOs, accessibility to training, a sensitive federation - all have led to the medal rush at Tokyo 2020 Paralympics
Devendra Jhajharia and Bhavina Patel continue to bring laurels to the country. (Instagram)
Devendra Jhajharia and Bhavina Patel continue to bring laurels to the country. (Instagram)
Published on Sep 01, 2021 11:59 PM IST
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ByAvishek Roy, Rutvick Mehta, New Delhi

Paralympics: Amit, Dharambir end without medal at club throw (F51) event

  • Tokyo Paralympics: Amit Kumar's best effort of the evening was 27.77m, which was also his season's best performance. The 36-year-old had finished fourth in the Rio Paralympics five years ago with an effort of 26.63m.
Tokyo Paralympics: India's Amit Kumar and Dharambir end without medal at club throw (F51) event(TWITTER)
Tokyo Paralympics: India's Amit Kumar and Dharambir end without medal at club throw (F51) event(TWITTER)
Published on Sep 01, 2021 07:07 PM IST
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Paralympics: Was on verge of pulling out, reading Bhagavad Gita helped: Sharad

Sharad Kumar was on the verge of pulling out from Paralympics T42 high jump final due to a knee problem but dialing his family back in India and reading Bhagavad Gita a night before the event helped him overcome the anxiety for a bronze-winning effort.
Tokyo Paralympics: Was on verge of pulling out, reading Bhagavad Gita helped: Sharad Kumar(PTI)
Tokyo Paralympics: Was on verge of pulling out, reading Bhagavad Gita helped: Sharad Kumar(PTI)
Updated on Aug 31, 2021 09:37 PM IST
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Paralympics: Mariyappan wins silver in men's High Jump (T63), Sharad bags bronze

  • Tokyo Paralympics: While Mariyappan Thangavelu won the silver medal with the best effort of 1.86m, compatriot Sharad Kumar took home the bronze with a season-best effort of 1.83m.
Tokyo Paralympics: Mariyappan Thangavelu wins silver in men's High Jump (T63), Sharad Kumar bags bronze(Twitter/HT Collage)
Tokyo Paralympics: Mariyappan Thangavelu wins silver in men's High Jump (T63), Sharad Kumar bags bronze(Twitter/HT Collage)
Updated on Aug 31, 2021 05:42 PM IST
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Paralympics: If not for Covid, I might have won gold or silver, says Adhana

Singhraj Adhana had contracted Covid-19 three months ago and was hospitalised for 15 days.
Tokyo Paralympics: If not for COVID, I might have won gold or silver, says Singhraj Adhana(TWITTER)
Tokyo Paralympics: If not for COVID, I might have won gold or silver, says Singhraj Adhana(TWITTER)
Published on Aug 31, 2021 03:40 PM IST
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For Delhi’s Yogesh Kathuniya, sport is a way to defy the wheelchair

  • The Kirori Mal College student finished second in discus with a throw of 44.38m at the Tokyo Paralympics
For Delhi’s Yogesh Kathuniya, sport is a way to defy the wheelchair(PTI)
For Delhi’s Yogesh Kathuniya, sport is a way to defy the wheelchair(PTI)
Updated on Aug 30, 2021 11:54 PM IST
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ByAvishek Roy, New Delhi

The day Avani Lekhara shot down the battles within

  • Avani Lekhara becomes the first Indian woman to win a gold in Paralympics
The day Avani Lekhara shot down the battles within(REUTERS)
The day Avani Lekhara shot down the battles within(REUTERS)
Published on Aug 30, 2021 11:52 PM IST
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ByAvishek Roy

India finds another spearhead in Sumit Antil

  • Sumit Antil clinches gold, breaking the world record three times along the way on India’s greatest Paralympics day ever.
India finds another spearhead in Sumit Antil(PTI)
India finds another spearhead in Sumit Antil(PTI)
Updated on Aug 30, 2021 11:46 PM IST
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ByRutvick Mehta, Mumbai

Jhajharia elated with historic Paralympic medal treble

  • Tokyo Paralympics: The silver was no less satisfying. “My goal was to win a hat-trick of medals for India, which I’ve fulfilled,” Devendra Jhajharia said.
Jhajharia elated with historic Paralympic medal treble(ANI)
Jhajharia elated with historic Paralympic medal treble(ANI)
Published on Aug 30, 2021 10:14 PM IST
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ByRutvick Mehta

VIDEO: Sumit Antil's WR effort en route to gold medal at Paralympics

  • Tokyo Paralympics: Sumit Antil, wearing black shorts and sporting an orange jersey, roared when his fifth throw, of 68.55m which won him the gold medal- WATCH VIDEO
VIDEO: Sumit Antil's World Record effort en route to gold medal at Tokyo Paralympics(PTI)
VIDEO: Sumit Antil's World Record effort en route to gold medal at Tokyo Paralympics(PTI)
Updated on Aug 30, 2021 06:17 PM IST
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'Athletes continue to shine': PM Modi congratulates Sumit on gold at Paralympics

  • Tokyo Paralympics: Soon after Sumit Antil bagged the gold medal in the men's javelin throw (F64) event, India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to congratulate him on the spectacular win.
'Our Athletes continue to shine': PM Modi congratulates Sumit on gold in javelin throw (F64) event at Tokyo Paralympics(AP)
'Our Athletes continue to shine': PM Modi congratulates Sumit on gold in javelin throw (F64) event at Tokyo Paralympics(AP)
Updated on Aug 30, 2021 05:01 PM IST
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Paralympics: Sumit wins gold in javelin throw (F64) event, sets new World Record

  • Tokyo Paralympics: India's Sumit Antil soared to victory in the final of the men's javelin throw (F64) event in Tokyo as he set a new World Record thrice to win the gold medal.
Sumit Antil (Twitter)
Sumit Antil (Twitter)
Updated on Aug 30, 2021 05:01 PM IST
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Paralympics: Yogesh Kathuniya wins silver medal in men's Discus throw event

  • Yogesh Kathuniya saved his best for his final throw, when he registered a throw of 44.38m.
Yogesh Kathuniya.(Instagram/FILE PHOTO)
Yogesh Kathuniya.(Instagram/FILE PHOTO)
Published on Aug 30, 2021 08:18 AM IST
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Nishad lands high jump silver at Tokyo Paralympics

  • The 21-year-old shed tears of joy as he spoke to his mother, moments after he stood on the podium and saw the tricolour raised.
Nishad Kumar of India competes in the men's high jump - T47 final at Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo.(AP)
Nishad Kumar of India competes in the men's high jump - T47 final at Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo.(AP)
Published on Aug 29, 2021 11:30 PM IST
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ByAvishek Roy, Rutvick Mehta

My focus on mental work paid off, says Paralympic TT silver medalist Bhavina

  • The player from Gujarat is the first medallist for India at the Tokyo Paralympics
My focus on mental work paid off, says Paralympic TT silver medalist Bhavina(PTI)
My focus on mental work paid off, says Paralympic TT silver medalist Bhavina(PTI)
Updated on Aug 29, 2021 08:46 PM IST
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ByRutvick Mehta, Mumbai

'India is rejoicing': PM Modi congratulates Vinod for bronze at Paralympics

  • Tokyo Paralympics: PM Narendra Modi took to Twitter on Sunday to congratulate Vinod Kumar, who bagged a bronze medal in the men's Discus throw (F52) event.
Tokyo Paralympics: Vinod Kumar wins bronze medal in Discus Throw F52 event, sets new Asian record(TWITTER)
Tokyo Paralympics: Vinod Kumar wins bronze medal in Discus Throw F52 event, sets new Asian record(TWITTER)
Published on Aug 29, 2021 07:12 PM IST
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India's archery mixed team of Rakesh, Jyoti bow out of Tokyo Paralympics

The Indian duo lost the quarter-final clash 153-151 to bow out of the showpiece event.
India's archery mixed team of Rakesh, Jyoti bow out of Tokyo Paralympics(TWITTER)
India's archery mixed team of Rakesh, Jyoti bow out of Tokyo Paralympics(TWITTER)
Updated on Aug 29, 2021 03:51 PM IST
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