Manish Narwal: Want to win at least 5 Paralympic medals for India, says gold-medallist shooter Manish Narwal | Tokyo Paralympics News

NEW DELHI: “Want to win at least five Paralympic medals for my country,” India shooter Manish Narwal told Timesofindia.com after smashing the Paralympic record to win a gold medal in the P4 Mixed 50m Pistol SH1 event in his debut outing in Tokyo. But the 19-year-old Narwal, who shot a total of 218.2 to clinch … Read more

I had suicidal thoughts but coach pulled me out: Sundar Singh Gurjar | Tokyo Paralympics News

I had suicidal thoughts but coach pulled me out: Sundar Singh Gurjar | Tokyo Paralympics News

NEW DELHI: He battled not just loss of limb but also suicidal thoughts not too long ago and as javelin thrower Sundar Singh Gurjar celebrated his maiden Paralympic bronze, he couldn’t help but be thankful to the people who drew him out of the abyss, especially his coach Mahavir Saini. Till 2015, Sundar competed in … Read more

Tokyo Paralympics will motivate generations of athletes to pursue sports: PM Modi | Cricket News

Tokyo Paralympics will motivate generations of athletes to pursue sports: PM Modi | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that the Tokyo Paralympics will hold a special place in the history of Indian sports and it will motivate generations of athletes to pursue sports. “In the history of Indian sports, the Tokyo #Paralympics will always have a special place. The games will remain etched in … Read more

Tokyo Paralympics: Gold medallist shooter Avani Lekhara to be India’s flag-bearer at closing ceremony | Tokyo Paralympics News

Tokyo Paralympics: Gold medallist shooter Avani Lekhara to be India's flag-bearer at closing ceremony | Tokyo Paralympics News

TOKYO: Shooter Avani Lekhara will be the flag bearer of the country’s contingent during the closing ceremony of the Tokyo Paralympics on Sunday. The 19-year-old trailblazer Lekhara had won a gold in R-2 women’s 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 event on Monday before claiming the 50m Rifle 3 Position SH1 bronze on Friday. “Avani will … Read more

Tokyo Paralympics: Unique feeling to win two medals, says Avani Lekhara | Tokyo Paralympics News

Tokyo Paralympics: Unique feeling to win two medals, says Avani Lekhara | Tokyo Paralympics News

Adding yet another first to her name, Jaipur girl Avani Lekhara won a bronze in the 50m rifle 3 position (SH1) event in Paralympics, becoming the first Indian woman to win two medals in a single edition of the event in Tokyo on Friday. Avani had claimed an unprecedented gold in the 10m air rifle … Read more

Not satisfied, could’ve done better: Avani Lekhara after becoming 1st Indian woman with 2 Paralympic medals | Tokyo Paralympics News

Not satisfied, could've done better: Avani Lekhara after becoming 1st Indian woman with 2 Paralympic medals | Tokyo Paralympics News

TOKYO: Not quite satisfied despite becoming the first Indian woman to win two Paralympic medals, shooter Avani Lekhara on Friday said she had it in her to perform better at the ongoing Games but was done in by the nerves. The 19-year-old, who had won the 10m air rifle standing SH1 gold, added a 50m … Read more

Legend at 19: Avani Lekhara becomes first Indian woman to win 2 Paralympic medals | Tokyo Paralympics News

Legend at 19: Avani Lekhara becomes first Indian woman to win 2 Paralympic medals | Tokyo Paralympics News

TOKYO: Trailblazing shooter Avani Lekhara on Friday became the first Indian woman to win two Paralympic medals by claiming the 50m Rifle 3 Position SH1 bronze to add to an unprecedented gold she had won earlier in the ongoing Games here. The 19-year-old Lekhara, competing in her debut Games, qualified second for the event with … Read more

Tokyo Paralympics: Meet the Indian athletes who have won medals so far | Tokyo Paralympics News

Tokyo Paralympics: Meet the Indian athletes who have won medals so far | Tokyo Paralympics News

NEW DELHI: From an Indian perspective, just like the Olympics, the current edition of the Paralympics in Tokyo will never be forgotten. India have already registered their best ever performance at a single edition of the Paralympics, with the medal haul touching double figures for the first time in the history of India at the … Read more

Tokyo Paralympics: Avani Lekhara fails to qualify for Mixed 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 final, other Indians also disappoint | Tokyo Paralympics News

Tokyo Paralympics: Avani Lekhara fails to qualify for Mixed 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 final, other Indians also disappoint | Tokyo Paralympics News

TOKYO: Shooter Avani Lekhara, who became India’s first female gold medallist in Paralympic Games two days ago, failed to replicate her success as she crashed out in the qualification round of the mixed 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 event here on Wednesday. The SH1 (Rifle) allows individuals with no impairment in the upper limbs but … Read more

How is Paralympics classification done? | Tokyo Paralympics News

How is Paralympics classification done? | Tokyo Paralympics News

At the Paralympics, classifications are a way for organisers to group like-with-like athletes, so people of roughly equivalent levels of impairment – or roughly equal functional ability – can compete together fairly. Classification determines who is eligible to compete in a Para sport and it groups the eligible athletes in sport classes according to their … Read more