Tuesday, Feb 07, 2023

Para athletes


Sumit Antil, Yogesh Kathuniya create new world records at Para Nationals

August 20, 2022 12:55 pm

Javelin thrower Sumit threw a record distance of 68.62m, whereas discus thrower Yogesh hit the 48.34m mark.

'Goonga Pahalwan' Virender Singh protests outside Haryana Bhawan a day after receiving Padma Shri

November 10, 2021 5:56 pm

Virender Singh, who is popularly known as Goonga Pahalwan, is demanding para status for the hearing-impaired athletes.

Teenager Dilip Gavit pushes the limits to compete with able bodied athletes

October 14, 2021 7:59 am

Gavit, whose arm was amputated elbow down, is challenging himself and other athletes at the Open event in pet 400m event

Para-athlete Suvarna Raj writes to Delhi CM, seeks vaccination of specially abled at their residences

May 23, 2021 10:42 am

Raj said that she had been reaching out to hospitals to arrange for vaccination for the community on a priority basis but “they refused as they were not permitted to give vaccines to anyone without an appointment”.

Amendments in Haryana sports policy is retrograde move, violates Right to Equality, say para-athletes

February 18, 2021 12:15 pm

The amendments in the sports policy state that the Paralympic medalists and Para Asian Games gold medalists will be given Group B job as compared to Group A jobs offered to Olympics medalists and Asian Games medalists, besides introducing differential treatment in other categories too.

Nearly 2 years after Jakarta exploits, para-athletes get their cash reward

July 24, 2020 11:41 am

Raj Kumar, who is from Sanaur village near Patiala, was the member of the Indian badminton team which won the bronze at Jakarta.

David Brown, world's fastest blind man, adjusts training in coronavirus crisis

April 06, 2020 8:16 pm

David Brown, the world 100 metres record-holder for the totally blind at 10.92 seconds, and his guide Jerome Avery are not sitting idle as they continue to work to defend their Olympic title.

In record-breaking 2019, India's para-athletes soar past administrative turmoil

December 22, 2019 12:26 pm

India has secured 22 quotas for the 2020 Paralympics, which is three more than Rio 2016, which featured the largest-ever contingent of 19. In World Para Athletics Championships, India won a record-breaking nine medals.

Nishad Kumar wins bronze; secures quota for Tokyo Paralympic Games

November 14, 2019 11:27 am

This was India's third bronze and six medals overall, one better than 2017 London Worlds. India had won five medals in the 2017 edition.

Sundar Singh Gurjar defends Worlds title as India secure 3 Paralympics quotas

November 11, 2019 7:53 pm

Sundar Singh Gurjar came up with his season's best effort of 61.22m to claim the top spot in the men's F46 javelin throw event, while Ajeet Singh clinched the bronze and Rinku finished fourth.


From para-cyclist to e-commerce delivery boy — Sanjay Das represents thousand other lost stars

March 09, 2022 6:47 pm

He still cycles but not for his passion, instead, he pedals to run his family

World Para Athletics Championships 2019: People of determination

November 13, 2019 7:29 am

The World Para Athletics Championships 2019 kicked off in Dubai on November 7 as thousands of assembled in the qualifying rounds at the Dubai Club for People of Determination.