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India at Tokyo Paralympics:
After securing a gold medal at Tokyo Olympics 2020, India is geared up with a contingent of 54 para-athletes to show up at the Tokyo Paralympics, beginning from 24th August 2021 to 5th September 2021.
India will be participating in 9 sports, making its debut at Badminton and Taekwondo along with other sports that it had been participating in.
Pramod Bhagat, Tarun Dhillon, Suhas Lalinakere Yathiraj, Krishna Nagar, Manoj Sarkar, Paul
Parmar, Palak Kohli (Women’s doubles) have qualified for Badminton Tokyo Paralympics, making it their debut.
Niranjan Mukundan (50m Butterfly) and Suyash Jadhav (50m Butterfly, 200m individual
medley) will represent India swimming.
A team of 24 para-athletes is sent to Tokyo.
Devendra Jhajharia, Ajeet Singh, and Sundar Singh Gurjar (all javelin F-46), Sandeep Chaudhary and Sumit (both javelin F-64), Mariyappan Thangavelu, Sharad Kumar, and Varun Singh Bhatti (all high jump T-63), Amit Kumar and Dharambir (both club throw F-51), Nishad Kumar and Ram Pal (both high jump T-47), Sonam Rana (shot put F-57), Navdeep (javelin F-41), Yogesh Kathuniya (discus throw F-56), Vinod Kumar (discus throw F-56), Ranjeet Bhati (javelin F-57), Arvind (shot put F-35), Tek Chand (javelin F-54). Praveen Kumar (high jump T-64),
Sandi Sanjay Sagar (mens javelin F-64).
Harvinder Singh and Vivek Chikara, after finishing in Top 16 at the world championship, become the first male archers of India to qualify for Recurve Individual Open. World Championship had brought Rakesh Kumar and Shyam Sundar Swami to Tokyo Paralympics, Compound Individual Open.
Jyoti Baliyan has received a Bipartite Commission Invitation for participation at the games.
Prachi Yadav is the first para-canoe of India at the Tokyo Paralympics, after finishing eight that ICF Championship 2019.
Aruna Tanwar is the only Indian athlete to make it to Tokyo via Bipartite Commission invitation allocating her to a 49Kg event.
Sonalben Madhubhai Patel and Bhavana Hasmukhbhai Patel are set to hit the TT ball for India, who made it to the tournament via overall rankings allocation.
Sakina Khatun and Jaideep Deswal are the powerlifters of India at the games through a bipartite invitation to participate. Sakina is the first-ever female powerlifter from the country to participate, while Jaideep’s participates at his second Paralympics, who has already represented the country at the 2012 Games in Athletics.
Deepender Singh and Manish Narwal are the first Indian Para Pistol shooter to qualify after
winning gold and silver medal at the 2018 World Shooting Para Sport World Cup, Châteauroux. Also, Singhraj will be representing India after securing a berth in the mixed pistol event.
Avani Lekhera is the first female shooter to achieve a Paralympic berth for India. Swaroop
Mahavir Unhalkar assured another quota in the rifle from the 2019 World Shooting Para Sport Championships, Sydney.
WHEN WILL TOKYO PARALYMPICS BEGIN?
Tokyo City is geared up to start with Paralympics 2020, from 24th August 2021 until 05th
WHERE CAN I CATCH THE LIVE STREAMING?
All Indian fans can catch the live streaming of Tokyo Paralympics on DD Sports and Eurosport (HD Also), 9 PM onwards from 24th August 2021. It will also be streaming on the Discovery+ app and Prasar Bharati YouTube.
TOKYO PARALYMPICS SCHEDULE:
So don’t forget to catch the incredible performance of our athletes, this Paralympic.
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