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Navdeep, Arvind win gold to secure quotas for Tokyo Paralympic Games

February 13, 2021 5:01 pm

Para-athletes Navdeep and Arvind secured quotas for the upcoming Tokyo Paralympics as India's gold medal tally swelled to nine after the third day of competitions at the 12th Fazza International World Para Athletics Grand Prix

Paralympic documentary: 'None of the bodies look the same'

August 24, 2020 3:35 pm

If your mood is being dragged down by the pandemic, you'll be uplifted by these three Paralympic athletes — and many others like them — who are profiled in the Netflix documentary “Rising Phoenix.”

I turned my disability into ability: Paralympic champion Heinrich Popow

May 27, 2020 9:08 pm

"I knew that sports has nothing to do with having two legs or one leg. Sports is something to do with being the best player or being a worse player," said Heinrich Popow.

Paralympics-bound Palak Kohli continues training despite lockdown in Lucknow

May 17, 2020 5:00 pm

The 17-year-old from Jalandhar was initially training at national coach Gaurav Khanna's academy in Lucknow along with nine other players but eight left for their homes just in time before the lockdown.

Armless Archer: Matt Stutzman and his disarming sense of humour

January 15, 2020 7:16 pm

Matt Stutzman, 37, is considered to be one of the favorites for gold at the Tokyo Paralympics, and holds a record for the longest, most accurate shot by an archer, 310 yards.

Paralympics chief 'disgusted' with Russia for letting down nation's clean athletes

December 10, 2019 4:17 pm

Paralympics boss Andrew Parsons expressed disgust on Tuesday that Russian authorities had let down the country's clean athletes.

Same as Olympics: Tokyo Paralympic ticket demand tops supply

December 10, 2019 1:18 pm

When it comes to tickets, next year's Tokyo Paralympics will be just like the Olympics: There's more demand than there are tickets.

Our dreams can come true, but first, believe it's possible: Alwin Law

November 13, 2019 4:29 pm

Alvin Law, a drummer, who was born without arms, rose to fame when a soundtrack of a music video featured him playing the drums at the Rio Paralympic Games in 2016.

After losing leg at LoC, blade runner toasts second life — with triple gold

October 30, 2019 8:31 am

Gunasekaran, a Subedar in Madras Sappers, had been posted at the Line of Control (LOC) in January 2008. Five months later, on June 4, he was a part of a team sent to conduct a routine check of the wire fencing at the border.

Paralympian who won gold and silver medals in wheelchair racing ends life through euthanasia

October 23, 2019 3:22 pm

Marieke Vervoort won gold and silver medals in 2012 at the London Paralympics in wheelchair racing, and two more medals three years ago in Rio de Janeiro.