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No govt ever honoured specially-abled players, says Yogi Adityanath

  • The Uttar Pradesh government presented 6 crore for gold, 4 crore from silver and 2 crore for bronze medallists from state to “boost the morale of players” who brought honour to the country in the Tokyo Paralympics.
The chief minister said that the Paralympic athletes have “proved that nothing can stop you if you are determined.”(PTI)
The chief minister said that the Paralympic athletes have “proved that nothing can stop you if you are determined.”(PTI)
Published on Nov 11, 2021 07:41 PM IST
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India will double its medal tally in Paris Paralympics: Pramod Bhagat

India had returned with its best-ever performance from the Tokyo Paralympics, winning 19 medals -- five gold, eight silver, six bronze. The country's previous best tally at one edition of the Paralympic Games was four.
Pramod Bhagat defeated Great Britain’s Daniel Bethell to clinch the gold medal
Pramod Bhagat defeated Great Britain’s Daniel Bethell to clinch the gold medal
Published on Oct 08, 2021 04:18 PM IST
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Paralympic silver medallist Yathiraj says academic & sporting success achievable

  • Yathiraj is an officer in the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), having achieved success in one of the toughest examinations in the country at the very first attempt. In fact, candidates often sacrifice years in pursuit of excellence in the Civil Service examinations and attempt it multiple times.
Silver medalist Suhas Yathiraj of India poses on the podium. (Getty)
Silver medalist Suhas Yathiraj of India poses on the podium. (Getty)
Published on Sep 17, 2021 02:02 PM IST
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'I knew I would perform under pressure, I'm the best': Pramod Bhagat

The Tokyo Paralympics gold medallists is soaking in the adulation after finally landing gold in the biggest global competition on its debut.
Pramod Bhagat won gold medal in Tokyo Paralympics 2020
Pramod Bhagat won gold medal in Tokyo Paralympics 2020
Published on Sep 15, 2021 07:41 AM IST
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ByRutvick Mehta, Mumbai

‘Boost to our morale’: PM Modi shares clip of interaction with Paralympic stars

2020 Tokyo Paralympics: The event this year was the most successful Paralympic season for India yet, with athletes securing a total of 19 medals — 5 gold, 8 silver, and 6 bronze. Before this edition, India had won 12 medals — 4 of each colour — in all previous Paralympic appearances combined.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi celebrating India's historic success at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics with the athletes.  (Photo via www.narendramodi.in)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi celebrating India's historic success at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics with the athletes.  (Photo via www.narendramodi.in)
Updated on Sep 12, 2021 01:28 PM IST
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Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

PM Modi hosts India Paralympic contingent, presented with autographed stole

The Indian para-athletes returned from Tokyo on the back of a sensational campaign that saw them win an unparalleled 19 medals, including five gold, eight silver and six bronze.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets Indian contingent of the 2020 Summer Paralympics, in New Delhi.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets Indian contingent of the 2020 Summer Paralympics, in New Delhi.(PTI)
Published on Sep 09, 2021 03:14 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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“This gold is just the start, I want to touch 80 metres”

Functions, felicitations, and top government officials dropping by to Sumit Antil's home in Khewra village in Sonipat is now a daily affair.
Sumit Antil sets a World Record at Tokyo Paralympics with a throw of 68.55m to clinch a gold medal(Twitter)
Sumit Antil sets a World Record at Tokyo Paralympics with a throw of 68.55m to clinch a gold medal(Twitter)
Published on Sep 08, 2021 08:34 AM IST
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ByRutvick Mehta

Why Indian para athletes can’t get classified at home

India does not have any international classifier; our athletes get classified for first time at global events.
Para javelin thrower Tek Chand holding the Indian tri-colour at the Tokyo Paralaympics 2020 opening ceremony(Twitter)
Para javelin thrower Tek Chand holding the Indian tri-colour at the Tokyo Paralaympics 2020 opening ceremony(Twitter)
Updated on Sep 07, 2021 09:14 AM 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

'I never thought I'll do something big in life'

  • Noida district magistrate Suhas Yathiraj on juggling his life as a bureaucrat and Paralympics medal-winning athlete.
Silver medalist Suhas Yathiraj of India poses on the podium. (Getty)
Silver medalist Suhas Yathiraj of India poses on the podium. (Getty)
Published on Sep 06, 2021 10:55 PM IST
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ByRutvick Mehta, Mumbai

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

PM Modi says Tokyo Paralympics will remain etched in memory of every Indian

In a series of tweets, PM Narendra Modi expressed hope the country would build on to the success to ensure greater participation in sports.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(ANI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(ANI Photo)
Published on Sep 05, 2021 04:25 PM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com, New Delhi

PM Modi will host Tokyo Paralympians, says Anurag Thakur

The Minister also congratulated Krishna Nagar and Suhas Yathiraj on winning gold and silver respectively at the Tokyo Paralympics to close the Indian campaign at Games on an all-time high of 19 medals.
PM Narendra Modi called Para-badminton player Krishna Nagar and congratulated him on winning the prestigious Gold medal.(ANI)
PM Narendra Modi called Para-badminton player Krishna Nagar and congratulated him on winning the prestigious Gold medal.(ANI)
Published on Sep 05, 2021 01:20 PM IST
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Never been so happy and disappointed at the same time in my life: Suhas

"Very emotional. I have never been so happy and so disappointed in my life at the same time. Most happy because of the silver medal but most disappointed because I missed the gold medal by a whisker," he said after winning the match in a video message posted by the Paralympic Committee of India.
Suhas Yathiraj(Screengrab)
Suhas Yathiraj(Screengrab)
Published on Sep 05, 2021 11:42 AM IST
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PM Modi, President Kovind congratulate Krishan Nagar on winning gold in Tokyo

Second seeded Nagar saw off his rival from Hong Kong 21-17 16-21 21-17 in the final. A soon as the shuttler won the face-off, reactions began to pour in on social media.
Krishna Nagar(REUTERS)
Krishna Nagar(REUTERS)
Published on Sep 05, 2021 10:24 AM IST
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Krishna Nagar wins gold medal in men's singles badminton SH6 event

Nagar beat Man Kai 21-17, 16-21 and 21-17 as India extended its medal tally to 19 at the Paralympic Games.
Krishna Nagar(AP)
Krishna Nagar(AP)
Updated on Sep 05, 2021 10:23 AM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com, New Delhi

News updates from HT: Delhi heads for wettest monsoon in a decade

Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion at 9am. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Delhi heads for wettest monsoon in a decade (Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Delhi heads for wettest monsoon in a decade (Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Published on Sep 05, 2021 08:53 AM IST
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Paralympics: Prez, PM congratulate Noida DM Suhas LY on historic silver 

PM Modi said the 38-year-old Noida district magistrate “has captured the imagination of our entire nation thanks to his exceptional sporting performance”.
Noida DM Suhas LY. (Photo by Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)
Noida DM Suhas LY. (Photo by Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)
Published on Sep 05, 2021 08:41 AM IST
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Paralympics: Lekhara, 2 others fail to qualify for mixed 50m rifle prone finals

Siddhartha Babu came closest to making the cut but he missed the mark by a whisker. Lekhara came up with a score of 612 to end way down at 28th.
Indian shooters fail to qualify for mixed 50m rifle prone finals(HT Collage)
Indian shooters fail to qualify for mixed 50m rifle prone finals(HT Collage)
Published on Sep 05, 2021 08:05 AM IST
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Suhas Yathiraj wins silver in men's singles badminton SL4 event

Yathiraj lost to Mazur 21-15, 17-21, 15-21. India have now extended its medal tally to 18 at the ongoing Paralympic Games.
S Yathiraj (Twitter)
S Yathiraj (Twitter)
Updated on Sep 05, 2021 09:56 AM IST
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Shuttler Tarun Dhillon loses to Indonesia's Setiawan in bronze medal match

Tarun got off to a decent start and gave a neck-to-neck fight before losing the first game to Setiawan 21-17. The Indonesian took the closely-fought first game to move closer to the bronze medal.
Tarun Dhillon of India(Twitter)
Tarun Dhillon of India(Twitter)
Published on Sep 05, 2021 07:28 AM IST
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Paralympics: Teen Manish wins shooting gold, Singhraj makes it one-two for India

  • Training partners win gold-silver in 10m air pistol event on the penultimate day of the Tokyo Games
Shooters Manish Narwal and Singhraj Adhana clinch Gold and Silver medals respectively in the P4 - Mixed 50m Pistol SH1 final event at Tokyo Paralympics 2020, in Tokyo on Saturday.(ANI)
Shooters Manish Narwal and Singhraj Adhana clinch Gold and Silver medals respectively in the P4 - Mixed 50m Pistol SH1 final event at Tokyo Paralympics 2020, in Tokyo on Saturday.(ANI)
Published on Sep 04, 2021 10:02 PM IST
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ByAvishek Roy

Big day as India bags four medals, including two gold, at Tokyo Paralympics

INDIA'S GOLDEN WEEKEND AT TOKYO PARALYMPICS
INDIA'S GOLDEN WEEKEND AT TOKYO PARALYMPICS
Published on Sep 04, 2021 09:40 PM IST
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Dream to see Indian flag flying high fulfilled: Singhraj Adana

While Adana took the silver, the gold went to 19-year-old Manish Narwal as the two shooters made it a sensational one-two finish for the country in the event.
Singhraj Adana.(Twitter)
Singhraj Adana.(Twitter)
Published on Sep 04, 2021 05:20 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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