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
Courtesy: Free Press Journal
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.
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
Courtesy: UNI India
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.
Courtesy: Hindustan Times
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.
Courtesy: Ani News
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.
Courtesy: Times Now
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.
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
Courtesy: The Hindu