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Paralympics 2020

PARALYMPICS 2020 NEWS

Paralympics bronze winner Sharad admitted to AIIMS after chest congestion, says feeling better

September 20, 2021 7:35 pm

Kumar, who won a bronze in the T-42 high jump event in the Tokyo Paralympics on August 31, is awaiting his test reports after he was admitted to the prestigious medical facility four days back

I get inspiration from you all: PM shares clip with para athletes

September 12, 2021 2:38 pm

"I get motivation, inspiration from you all," he said during the interaction on Thursday, the video of which was made public on Sunday. The PM was presented with an autographed stole and their personal gear by the athletes.

I learnt to stay calm under pressure from Sachin Tendulkar: Pramod Bhagat

September 12, 2021 2:11 pm

Bhagat had met Tendulkar after returning to the country from Tokyo. He gifted his racquet, which he used in the final to Tendulkar, who gave him an autographed tee-shirt and his autobiography book

Social justice minister felicitates all 54 para-athletes who participated in Tokyo Paralympics

September 10, 2021 5:35 pm

The award money will be transferred directly to the bank accounts of the medal winners. The minister also felicitated all the coaches of Indian Paralympians at a function organised by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities

PM Modi meets paralympians, Sports Minister felicitates medal winners

September 09, 2021 12:06 pm

The Indian para-athletes registered their best-ever performance in the Tokyo Games by winning an unprecedented 19 medals, including five gold, eight silver and six bronze.

Explained: Why 'Blade Jumper' outdoes Olympic winners but can't compete with them

September 08, 2021 7:22 am

Germany's Markus Rehm's personal best is good enough for gold at every Olympic Games since 1992. However, Rehm's bid to compete in the Olympics Games has suffered setbacks in the past.

I had suicidal thoughts but coach pulled me out: Sundar Singh Gurjar

September 06, 2021 8:42 pm

Till 2015, Sundar competed in able-bodied competitions and was even a part of the junior national camp featuring Tokyo Olympics gold-medallist Neeraj Chopra among others.

India's history-making Paralympians return to rousing reception

September 06, 2021 8:22 pm

India returned with an unprecedented 19 medals, including five gold, eight silver and six bronze to sign off the country's best-ever Paralympics campaign by finishing 24th in the overall tally on Sunday.

Better than the best: Meet India's 19 medallists at Tokyo Paralympics 2020

September 07, 2021 2:41 pm

The tally also included eight silver and six bronze medals but most importantly, it was a performance during which history was scripted almost everyday with the contingent living up to the 'Spirit in Motion' motto of the Games.

Why Ukraine’s small paralympic team packs such a big punch

September 06, 2021 9:46 am

“It’s a small country clearly punching above its weight,” said Craig Spence, lead spokesperson for the International Paralympic Committee

PARALYMPICS 2020 PHOTOS

Unseen pictures of Avani Lakhera who becomes first Indian woman to win 2 Paralympic medals

September 03, 2021 2:01 pm

Trailblazing shooter Avani Lekhara on Friday became the first Indian woman to win two Paralympic medals by claiming the 50m Rifle 3 Position SH1 bronze to add to an unprecedented gold she had secured earlier in the ongoing Games.

Paralympics 2020: Steely resolve and extraordinary courage on display

August 25, 2021 1:05 pm

The Paralympics began Tuesday in the same empty National Stadium _ during the same pandemic _ as the opening and closing ceremonies of the recently completed Tokyo Olympics.