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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Basketball player Laurie Williams and Robyn Love.

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Paralympics Propels LGBTQ's Visibility In World: Laurie & Robyn

Two wheelchair basketballers Laurie Williams and Robyn Love hoped Paralympics can change the people's views towards LGBTQ people and LGBT athletes with disabilities. Reportedly, over 30 LGBTQ athletes are competing at the Tokyo Paralympics, three times higher than that of the 2016 Rio games. Williams and Love got married in 2020 said they're not so famous but ''trying to show people that there are LGBT athletes with disabilities''.

Sun, 05 Sep 2021 - 12:59 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: LGBTQ, Tokyo 2020 Paralympics, Basketball, Para-Athletics

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Silver medal winner Suhas Lalinakere Yathiraj

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Tokyo Paralympics: Suhas Yathiraj Becomes First IAS To Win Silver

Indian Para badminton, Suhas Lalinakere Yathiraj, has become the first-ever IAS officer to win silver in men's singles SL4 class final at the Tokyo Paralympics on September 5. Yathiraj lost his final against France's Lucas Mazur following a 62-minute summit clash after defeating Indonesia's Fredy Setiawan in the semifinal. Yathiraj is posted as a DM of Gautam Buddh Nagar (Noida) and has a disability due to an impairment in the ankle.

Sun, 05 Sep 2021 - 11:25 AM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: Tokyo 2020 Paralympics, Badminton, Silver Medal, Para athelete, IAS

Courtesy: The Times of India

Pramod Bhagat

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Tokyo Paralympics: Indian Shuttler Pramod Bhagat Enters Semi-Finals

Indian shuttler Pramod Bhagat defeated Ukraine's Chyrkov Oleksandr on September 2 to enter the men's singles SL3 semi-finals. Bhagat defeated Oleksandrin two straight sets in just 26 minutes. After a strong start, Bhagat was able to hold on to his advantage and win the opening game. Moreover, on September 1, Bhagat beat Manoj Sarkar in the Group Play Stage-Group A in an all-Indian match.

Thu, 02 Sep 2021 - 07:18 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: Tokyo 2020 Paralympics, Shuttler, India, Men's Singles

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Taekwondo Player Aruna Tanwar

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Aruna Tanwar Becomes First India Paralympic Player To Compete Tokyo

Indian Taekwondo-player Aruna Tanwar has qualified for the quarter-finals of the Tokyo Paralympics on September 2. Tanwar wins over the game against Serbia's Danijela Jovanovic by 29-9 in the women K44-49kg category. Besides, with the wild card admission at the Tokyo Paralympic Games, Tanwar becomes the first Indian to compete in the multi-para sport event in a long time. 

Thu, 02 Sep 2021 - 10:30 AM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: Tokyo 2020 Paralympics, Haryana, Taekwondo, Aruna Tanwar

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IPC Member Board

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Tokyo Paralympics: Disability Rights Campaign Launched By IPC

A worldwide campaign was launched ahead of the Tokyo Paralympics directed by Paralympic chiefs and various international organizations on August 18. The campaign focuses on 1.2 billion people with disabilities who are subjected to discrimination. The campaign termed "WeThe15" could be "the biggest ever human rights movement". It represents nearly 15% of the world's population. The campaign is backed by different corporate sectors, celebrities… read-more

Thu, 19 Aug 2021 - 06:54 PM / by Prateek Chakradhar

Tags: Tokyo 2020 Paralympics, International Paralympic Committee, Human Rights

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Nishad Kumar

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Para Jumper Nishad Sets Asian Record At Dubai's Fazza Championship

Nishad Kumar, a gifted physical education student, has set the Asian record in Dubai's 12th Fazza International Championships for World Para Athletics Grand Prix 2021. By jumping 2.06m and fetching a gold medal, Nishad anchored a new record in the men's high-jump category T46/47. Additionally, owing to his bronze win at the Dubai 2019 Worlds, the 21-year-old Himachal Pradesh lad will soon represent India at the Tokyo Paralympics.

Fri, 19 Feb 2021 - 08:33 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: Nishad Kumar, Fazza International Championships, World Para Athletics Grand Prix, Asian Record, Tokyo 2020 Paralympics, LPU

Courtesy: The Tribune