Rakesh Manpat, Avani Lekhara

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Paralympic Shooter Avani Lekhara Asks For Help After Coach & Escort Were Denied Visas

Avani Lekhara, Indian paralympic shooter, requested assistance on June 3 over her coach Rakesh Manpat and escort Shweta Jewaria not receiving visas for World Shooting Para Sport World Cup 2022 in France. Lekhara expressed her disappointment on Twitter, tagging Sports Minister, Sports Authority of India, Paralympic Committee of India, and Indian embassy in France. Lekhara tweeted "It's an important match for me on 7th June. Can anyone help… read-more

Sat, 04 Jun 2022 - 07:17 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: paralympics, France, indian shooter, avani lekhara, Rakesh Manpat

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Paralympics Logo.

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16 Para-badminton Medal Events At 2024 Paralympics: Paris

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) on November 20 said it's decided to increase the medal events to 16 at Paris 2024 games. It'll introduce women's singles SL3, women's singles SH6, and mixed doubles SH6. This will also increase women's participants in the game. ''We're very happy that badminton will now have seven medal events for men and women, as well as two mixed events,'' said Poul-Erik Hoyer, BWF President.

Sun, 21 Nov 2021 - 09:30 AM / by Brijesh Goswami

Tags: IPC, Para-badminton, Pairs 2024, Medal Event, paralympics

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PM Modi Urges People To Participate In Auction Of Souvenirs

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'Participate In Auctioning Of Gifts For The Ganga', Says PM Modi

PM Modi asked all the citizens of India on September 19 to participate in the auction of gifts and souvenirs he had received. The gifts include presents from Olympians and Paralympians, artifacts of Ram Mandir, Char Dham etc. The collected funds will go to the Namami Gange initiative for conserving and revitalizing the Ganga. The third edition of the e-auction will go on from September 17 to October 7 via … read-more

Mon, 20 Sep 2021 - 11:30 AM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, India, NAMAMI GANGE INITIATIVE, Tokyo Olympics, paralympics

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Bronze medalist Harvinder Singh

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Harvinder Singh Bags Bronze Medal Through Practice On Farmland

Harvinder Singh won India's first-ever archery medal at Tokyo Paralympics 2021. His journey to the bronze medal was shaped through his practice on his farmland during the Covid-19 pandemic. In a concentration-demanding sport like Archery, reading novels and listening to "Gurbani" kept his mind stable, and calm. He added his life was full of ups downs, but he always managed to rise above the challenges.

Wed, 15 Sep 2021 - 02:31 PM / by Ettishree Shukla

Tags: paralympics, sports, Covid-19, Archery, Harvinder Singh, Gurbani

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India Earns Its Most Paralympic Medals Ever In Tokyo 2020: 24th Out Of 162 Nations

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Tokyo Paralympics: India Badges 24th Position With 19 Medals

As the Tokyo Paralympics Games 2020 finished in Japan on September 5, India performed excellently and secured 24th place out of 162 nations. India had sent 54 para-athletes in the games and managed to win 19 medals, including 5 gold, 8 silver, and 6 bronze medals. Reportedly, India has won only 12 medals since 1968 so far. While China topped the ranking with 207 medals and 96 gold.

Sun, 05 Sep 2021 - 02:28 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: Tokyo 2020 Paralympics, India, Para athelete, paralympics

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19-Year-Old Paralympics Gold Winner To Be Awarded Rs 6 Crore

After winning Gold and Silver in the Tokyo Paralympics 2020 on September 4, the Haryana government has announced to award Gold Medalist Manish Narwal with Rs 6 crore and Silver Medalist Singhraj Adhana with Rs 4 Crore. The 19-years-old Narwal has become the third Indian to win gold. Moreover, both the para-athletes will be provided with a government job as an honor to their achievements, said Haryana CM.

Sat, 04 Sep 2021 - 04:28 PM / by Ettishree Shukla

Tags: paralympics, Haryana Government (4802, Gold Medalist, Shooting

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Vinod Kumar & Tek Chand to attend the Tokyo Paralympics Opening Ceremony

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Vinod Kumar, Tek Chand To Attend Paralympics Opening Ceremony

Vinod Kumar, discus-thrower, and Tek Chand, javelin-thrower are two of five Indian athletes who will witness the Tokyo Paralympics opening-ceremony. About 54 para-athletes from across nine sports disciplines will be present and this is India's largest-ever Paralympic participation. The event will commence on August 24 and will continue till September 5. Rio 2016 Gold Medalist, Thangavelu Mariyappan will delegate the event.

Mon, 23 Aug 2021 - 11:10 AM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: Tokyo paralympics, Vinod Kumar, Tek Chand, Indian Athletes, paralympics

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Tickets for the Tokyo Olympics

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Tokyo Olympics Officials Guarantee Refund For Tickets Bought Domestically

The Tokyo Olympics organisers on October 30 guaranteed a refund for the tickets bought domestically. Reportedly, domestic ticketholders can ask for refund between November 10-30. Refunds for the Paralympics can be obtained by fans during December 1-21. However, tickets purchased by foreign fans via national Olympic committees' Authorized Ticket Resellers will not be qualified for a refund. Officials informed around 5 million tickets were sold… read-more

Fri, 30 Oct 2020 - 06:04 PM / by Dharshana Vijayan

Tags: Tokyo Olympics, Covid-19, Japan, paralympics

Courtesy: The Hindu