Devendra Jhajharia gets a hero’s welcome: ‘My medal is a source of energy’ | Tokyo Paralympics News

Devendra Jhajharia gets a hero's welcome: 'My medal is a source of energy' | Tokyo Paralympics News

JAIPUR: Since the day Devendra Jhajharia became the only Indian to have won three medals in consecutive outings at the Paralympics, he has been on his toes attending endless calls and functions. If at one end he is exhausted, on the other he is savouring the moments he had worked for intensively in the past … Read more

Hope javelin becomes as popular as cricket bat, says Sports Minister Anurag Thakur | Tokyo Paralympics News

Hope javelin becomes as popular as cricket bat, says Sports Minister Anurag Thakur | Tokyo Paralympics News

NEW DELHI: Sports Minister Anurag Thakur on Friday felicitated the just-returned Paralympic medallists of the country, including javelin throwers Sumit Antil and Devendra Jhajharia, hoping the sport will become popular like cricket in years to come. Close on the heels of Neeraj Kumar‘s historic javelin gold medal in the Tokyo Olympics, Antil, Jhajharia and Sunder … 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

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

How Paralympics classification is 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

Tokyo Paralympics: Devendra Jhajharia dedicates silver medal to late father | Tokyo Paralympics News

Tokyo Paralympics: Devendra Jhajharia dedicates silver medal to late father | Tokyo Paralympics News

NEW DELHI: More than the colour of the medal, standing on the podium mattered more to Devendra Jhajharia at the Tokyo Paralympics. A hat-trick of gold could not be savoured but the silver medal was perhaps more satisfying. It was a different kind of motivation in chasing success this year. After he all, Jhajharia wanted … Read more

Avani Lekhara becomes first Indian woman to win gold at Paralympics | Tokyo Paralympics News

Avani Lekhara becomes first Indian woman to win gold at Paralympics | Tokyo Paralympics News

TOKYO: Shooter Avani Lekhara scripted history on Monday as she became the first Indian woman to win a gold medal at the Paralympics, firing her way to the top of the podium in the R-2 women’s 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 event here. The 19-year-old finished with a world record equalling total of 249.6, which … Read more

Tokyo Paralympics: Devendra Jhajharia, Sundar Gurjar win silver and bronze in javelin throw | Tokyo Paralympics News

Tokyo Paralympics: Devendra Jhajharia, Sundar Gurjar win silver and bronze in javelin throw | Tokyo Paralympics News

TOKYO: Indian javelin throwers Devendra Jhajharia and Sundar Singh Gurjar won silver and bronze respectively in the men’s Standing Javelin (F46) here at National Stadium in Tokyo on Monday. Devendra Jhajharia grabbed silver with a personal best throw of 64.35. This was also his third medal at Paralympic Games. Meanwhile, Sundar captured bronze with a … Read more

Tokyo Paralympics: Indian para-athletes aim to increase medal haul in field events | Tokyo Paralympics News

Tokyo Paralympics: Indian para-athletes aim to increase medal haul in field events | Tokyo Paralympics News

TOKYO: Consisting of some of India’s top medal hopefuls for the Paralympics, India’s athletics team has sent a strong contingent of 24 para-athletes to Tokyo this year. The list includes the Rio Paralympics Gold medallist Thangavelu Mariyappan, who won the precious medal in Men’s High Jump in the T42 category. Though Mariyappan had missed the … Read more

Tokyo Paralympics 2020: 12 member Indian contingent, including Devendra Jhajharia, departs for Games | Tokyo Paralympics News

Tokyo Paralympics 2020: 12 member Indian contingent, including Devendra Jhajharia, departs for Games | Tokyo Paralympics News

NEW DELHI: Veteran Devendra Jhajharia and reigning world champion Sandeep Chaudhary were among five javelin throwers in a 12-strong Indian contingent that left for Tokyo on Wednesday to compete in the Paralympics. The contingent also included two high jumpers — Nishad Kumar and Ram Pal — and discus thrower Yogesh Kathuniya. One of the top … Read more

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