Paralympic Games

Raining Khel Ratna awards: 11 too many?

In yet another unprecedented decision, the Union Sports Ministry’s awards committee has selected 11 athletes for Khel Ratna.

published on : 28th October 2021

PM Modi hosts India Paralympic contingent, presented with autographed stole

Indian para-athletes returned from Tokyo on the back of a sensational campaign that saw them win an unparalleled 19 medals, including five gold, eight silver and six bronze.

published on : 9th September 2021

Paralympic gold medallist javelin thrower Sumit Antil now eyes 2024 Paris Olympics

Sumit Antil, on Monday, bettered the previous world record of 62.88m, five times to win a gold medal at the Tokyo Paralympics.

published on : 31st August 2021

Devendra Jhajharia, Sundar Singh Gurjar win silver and bronze in Paralympics javelin throw F46

40-year-old Devendra Jhajharia, already India's greatest Paralympian after winning gold medals in the 2004 and 2016 Games, pulled off a new personal best throw of 64.35m for the silver.

published on : 30th August 2021

CM Stalin, other leaders congratulate Paralympic winners

Stalin said, ”I feel happy and proud in congratulating Bhavinaben Patel for her stupendous performance.”

published on : 30th August 2021

Paddler Bhavinaben Patel wins historic silver at Tokyo Paralympics

The 34-year-old Patel's impressive run at the Games ended with a 7-11 5-11 6-11 loss to Zhou, a two-time gold medallist, in the women's singles summit clash which lasted 19 minutes.

published on : 29th August 2021

Tokyo Paralympics: Paddler Bhavina Patel storms into gold medal match, defeats China's Zhang Miao

Bhavina created history by becoming the first Indian to enter the finals of the Paralympic Games table tennis competition.

published on : 28th August 2021

Sachin Tendulkar seeks support for Paralympic Games, calls para athletes 'real life heroes'

Sachin Tendulkar has called on the country to wholeheartedly support the Indian athletes taking part in the Tokyo Paralympics.

published on : 23rd August 2021

Hoping to build on unprecedented gains made by javelin throw: Gold medallist Devendra Jhajharia

Jhajaria said he has passed the stage where he feels the pressure of expectations.

published on : 20th August 2021

Eurosport India secures rights to broadcast Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

The Tokyo Paralympic Games, scheduled to be held between August 24 and September 5, will be the first time Eurosport broadcasts a global multi-sport event in India.

published on : 11th August 2021

US VP Kamala Harris' spouse Doug Emhoff to represent country at Paralympic Games in Tokyo

He'll attend the Aug. 24 opening ceremony with Raymond Greene, the U.S. official in charge of the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo until an ambassador is sworn in.

published on : 10th August 2021

Tokyo Paralympics could still see some fans, say organizers amid Japan's worsening COVID situation

Organizers and the International Olympic Committee on Thursday banned all fans from Olympic venues in Tokyo and three neighboring prefectures because of surging COVID-19 cases.

published on : 9th July 2021

Mariyappan Thangavelu expected to be India's flagbearer at Paralympics

Mariyappan won India's first gold at the 2016 Rio Paralympics since 2004 with victory in the men’s high jump. 

published on : 1st July 2021