Tokyo Paralympics: Suhas Yathiraj claims silver in badminton | Tokyo Paralympics News

Tokyo Paralympics: Suhas Yathiraj claims silver in badminton | Tokyo Paralympics News

TOKYO: India’s Suhas Lalinakere Yathiraj ended his campaign with a historic silver after going down fighting against top seed Lucas Mazur of France in the men’s singles SL4 class final at the Tokyo Paralympics here on Sunday. The 38-year-old Noida district magistrate, who has an impairment in one of his ankles, produced an entertaining performance … Read more

Tokyo Paralympics: Shuttler Tarun Dhillon loses to Fredy Setiawan in bronze medal match | Tokyo Paralympics News

Tokyo Paralympics: Shuttler Tarun Dhillon loses to Fredy Setiawan in bronze medal match | Tokyo Paralympics News

TOKYO: Indian shuttler Tarun Dhillon missed out on a bronze medal after he faced a defeat at the hands of Indonesia’s Fredy Setiawan in the men’s singles SL4 event of the Tokyo Paralympics on Sunday. Setiawan defeated Tarun in straight sets 21-17, 21-11 to clinch the bronze medal match in just 32 minutes. Tarun got … Read more

Tokyo Paralympics: Pramod Bhagat enters badminton finals, assured of silver; Manoj Sarkar loses in semifinals | Tokyo Paralympics News

Tokyo Paralympics: Pramod Bhagat enters badminton finals, assured of silver; Manoj Sarkar loses in semifinals | Tokyo Paralympics News

TOKYO: Reigning world champion Pramod Bhagat on Saturday stormed into the men’s singles finals of the badminton event but Manoj Sarkar‘s hopes came crashing after he suffered a loss in the other semifinal in the SL3 class at the Tokyo Paralympics here. The 33-year-old Bhagat, who is also the world no 1 and current Asian … 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

Google was the first coach of Paralympics silver medallist Praveen Kumar | Tokyo Paralympics News

MUMBAI: Having no knowledge about para-athletics, high jumper Praveen Kumar, who won the silver medal in Tokyo on Friday, depended on Google for basic information about the sport. “I would watch videos of high jump on Google and try and learn from it. There was nobody to teach me. Later, during a district-level meeting, I … 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: Medal result of Praveen Kumar’s hard work, unparalleled dedication, says Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Tokyo Paralympics News

Tokyo Paralympics: Medal result of Praveen Kumar's hard work, unparalleled dedication, says Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Tokyo Paralympics News

NEW DELHI: Lauding Praveen Kumar, who won a silver medal in the Tokyo Paralympics on Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said it was a result of his hard work and unparalleled dedication. Kumar clinched the silver medal in the men’s high jump T64 event of the Paralympics, taking the country’s medal haul to 11 in … Read more

Tokyo Paralympics: Taekwondo star Aruna Tanwar taken for scans, hairline fracture suspected | Tokyo Paralympics News

Tokyo Paralympics: Taekwondo star Aruna Tanwar taken for scans, hairline fracture suspected | Tokyo Paralympics News

TOKYO: India’s taekwondo player Aruna Tanwar has been taken for scans after she injured herself in the ongoing Tokyo Paralympics on Thursday. It is suspected that she has a hairline fracture. According to the medical document, the medical examiner has certified that the injured athlete cannot compete in the showpiece event until she gets further … Read more

Tokyo Paralympics: Archer Rakesh Kumar sails into pre-quarters, Shyam Sundar exits | Tokyo Paralympics News

Tokyo Paralympics: Archer Rakesh Kumar sails into pre-quarters, Shyam Sundar exits | Tokyo Paralympics News

TOKYO: Rakesh Kumar continued his impressive run of form to storm into the pre-quarterfinals while his teammate Shyam Sundar Swami made a second round exit as Indian compound archers had a mixed day at the Paralympic Games here on Saturday. A day after he shot the highest score — 699 out of a maximum 720 … Read more

Tokyo Paralympics: Powerlifter Sakina Khatun finishes 5th in women’s 50kg final | Tokyo Paralympics News

Tokyo Paralympics: Powerlifter Sakina Khatun finishes 5th in women's 50kg final | Tokyo Paralympics News

TOKYO: Indian powerlifter Sakina Khatun finished a creditable fifth in the women’s 50kg category at the Tokyo Paralympics here on Friday. The 2014 Commonwealth Games bronze medallist had the best effort of 93kg. China’s Dandan Hu took home the gold with a best effort of 120kg, while Rehab Ahmed of Egypt, who also lifted 120kg, … Read more