To recognize the efforts of Paralympians, the Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) has recommended four names for Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award and two names for Arjun Award to the government. Shooter Manish Narwal, high jumper Sharad Kumar, Shutter Pramod Bhagat, and Javelin Thrower Sundar Singh Gurjar's names are recommended for Khel Ratan. Besides, Javelin thrower Sumit Antil and Shooter Avani Lekhara may receive Arjun Award.
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The Ministry of Culture has started e-auction of all the equipment gifted to PM Narendra Modi by recent medal winners at the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. The base price of Javelins used by Olympian Neeraj Chopra and Paralympian Sumit Antil is INR 1 crore. Reportedly, money collected from auctioning 1300 items will be utilized for the Namami Gange mission and rejuvenation of River… read-more
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Indian shooter Avani Lekhara has won a bronze medal at Tokyo Paralympics in the 50m Rifle 3 Position SH1 on September 3. Following the win of bronze, 19-year-old Lekhara became the first Indian to win two Paralympic medals as she had already won Gold in the 10m air rifle standing SH1 event on August 30. However, China's Zhang Cuiping and Germany's Natascha Hiltrop won gold and silver, respectively.
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At the Tokyo Paralympics, India's Praveen Kumar has won a silver medal in the men's high jump T64 event for the country on September 3. Kumar, who has a leg amputation and uses prosthetics to compete in a standing position, also broke the Asian record with a 2.07m jump at the event. In the competition, Great Britain's Jonathan Broom-Edwards and Poland's Maciej Lepiato won gold and bronze, respectively.
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In the Tokyo Paralympics, Indian shooter Rubina Francis finished in the seventh position in the women's 10m air pistol SH1 final on August 31. Rubina scored 128.5 points at the Asaka Shooting Range in her first outing of the season. The shooter was eliminated in the last four shots. Meanwhile, Iran's Sareh Javanmardi won gold, Turkey’s Aysegul Pehlivanlar bagged silver and Hungary’s Krisztina won bronze.
Indian Javelin thrower Sumit Antil broke the world record and won another gold for India and tops in athletics at the Tokyo Paralympics on August 30. The 23-year-old Antil, who was initially a wrestler, suffered a serious leg injury in a motorbike accident in 2015 but overcame to join Javelin. At the event, Australia's Michal Burian and Sri Lanka's Dulan Kodithuwakka bagged silver and bronze, respectively.
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At the Tokyo Paralympics, a throw of 64.35 meters earned the 40-year-old Devendra Jhajharia, India's greatest Paralympian, a silver medal, and Sundar Singh Gurjar bronze medal in the men's javelin throw of 64.01 meters final event on August 30. India now has seven medals from the Paralympics 2020 Games. Ajeet Singh, the only third Indian javelin thrower in the final finished in eighth place.
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Avani Lekhara has won the first gold for India in the women's 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 event at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics on August 30. The 19-year-old Lekhara defeated China's Cuiping Zhang while Ukraine's Iryna Shchetnik grabbed a bronze medal. On her impressive win, PM Narendra Modi said, ''Congratulations on winning a hard-earned and well-deserved Gold...This is truly a special moment for Indian sports.''
Bhavina Patel, the Indian table tennis player, has won the first silver medal for India at the Tokyo Paralympics on August 29. However, she lost the finals against world number one China's Zhou Ying in straight sets by 3-0 within 19 minutes of the game. Commenting on the win, Patel's father said, ''She has made proud...We'll celebrate as she won a silver medal in Tokyo Paralympics".
India's table tennis player Bhavina Patel entered the finals at the Tokyo Paralympics and became the first Indian player to do so on August 27. Patel defeated China's Zhang Miao in the semi-final and also secured a medal for India. She will now face China's Ying Zhou for gold on August 28. ''I'd win my final match due to the support of the people of India,'' Patel said.
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