World No.1 and top seed para shuttler of Odisha Pramod Bhagat lived up to his billing to storm into the semi-finals in the men’s SL3 category of Tokyo Paralympics
Pramod Bhagat notched up a fighting 21-10, 21-23, 21-9 victory over compatriot Manoj Sarkar in the Men's SL3 Singles category on Wednesday to inch closer to the semifinals in Tokyo Paralympics
Pramod and his partner Palak gave a tough fight to the France duo of Lucas Mazur and Faustine Noel before losing 9-21, 21-15, 19-21 in their first mixed doubles encounter at the ongoing Tokyo Paralympics
The Games debutant had injured both his legs after falling off a cliff while training after joining the BSF. It is a heartbreaking turn of events for the man from Haryana who was bed-ridden for close to a decade till 2012 and lost both his parents in that period.
India this year is making a big mark at the Tokyo Paralympics by clinching two gold medals in a single day. After Avani Lekhari’s historic performance, Sumit Antil won gold in Men’s Javelin F64 event with a world record throw of 68.55m.
Antil's gold in the second of the day for India, making it the most successful day in the Paralympic Games. Avani Lekhara won the gold medal in women's 10mair rifle SH1 while Devendra Jhajharia and Yogesh Kathuniya won silver medals in the javelin (F46) and discus throw (T56) final. Sundar Singh Gurjar claimed a bronze medal in javelin throw F46, finishing behind Jhajharia.
Six medals in just 24 hours. That’s how impressive India have been at this year’s Paralympics.
Patel, who was diagnosed with polio when she was 12 months old, had defeated world no 3 Miao Zhang of China in the semifinal showdown on Saturday.
Patel, who plays in a wheelchair, lost the opening game in a tight contest. But, she made a strong recovery, claiming the next two games to take a 2-1 lead.
India pins hope on World No.1 para-shuttler from Odisha Pramod Bhagat to win gold medal in Tokyo Paralympics
Hours before the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Paralympics, flag bearer Mariyappan Thangavelu along with five other members of the Indian contingent have been put into quarantine after they came in close contact with a person who tested positive for Covid-19.
The Paralympic Games will start on August 24 and will continue till September 5.
From a gathering of 400 physically challenged athletes from 23 countries at Rome in 1960 to 4,400 participants from 137 countries at Tokyo, the Paralympic Games have come a long way in the last 61 years.
A total of 54 athletes in nine disciplines including archery, athletics, badminton, swimming and weightlifting, among others will compete in Tokyo.
The PCI's selection committee picked the team after a two-day trial at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on June 29 and 30. The selection meeting was chaired by PCI chief Deepa Malik.