2016 Rio-paralympics

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Firstpost Masterclass: Devendra Jhajharia breaks down challenges of a para-athlete in javelin throw
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Firstpost Masterclass: Devendra Jhajharia breaks down challenges of a para-athlete in javelin throw

Lauded with Arjuna Award (2004), Padma Shri (2012) and Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna (2017), Jhajharia talks about his journey, what differentiates an able-bodied javelin thrower from a differently-abled athlete and what his training regime looks like in Firstpost Masterclass.

Asian Para Games 2018: Two-time Paralympics gold-medallist Devendra Jhajharia to consider retirement after tournament
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Asian Para Games 2018: Two-time Paralympics gold-medallist Devendra Jhajharia to consider retirement after tournament

A nagging shoulder injury has caused Indian para athlete Devendra Jhajharia to consider retirement after this year's edition of the Asian Para Games in Indonesia.

Para-swimmer Prasanta Karmakar suspended by PCI for recording videos of female swimmers; athlete refutes charges
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Para-swimmer Prasanta Karmakar suspended by PCI for recording videos of female swimmers; athlete refutes charges

The PCI revealed that a written complaint was received against Karmakar regarding acts of misconduct, misbehaviour and manhandling by the Arjuna awardee swimmer.

Devendra Jhajharia says Khel Ratna honour will inspire other para-athletes to aim big
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Devendra Jhajharia says Khel Ratna honour will inspire other para-athletes to aim big

Jhajaria thanked his mother who helped him at every juncture, including encouraging him to take up sports despite meeting with a mishap when he was just eight

Mariyappan Thangavelu, Anthony Amalraj delighted at being recommended for Arjuna Awards
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Mariyappan Thangavelu, Anthony Amalraj delighted at being recommended for Arjuna Awards

Tamil Nadu's para-athlete Mariyappan Thangavelu and former national table tennis champion Anthony Amalraj on Thursday expressed joy over being recommended for the Arjuna Award, saying it will motivate them to achieve greater heights.

Para Athletics Championship 2017: India end campaign with five medals including a gold
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Para Athletics Championship 2017: India end campaign with five medals including a gold

India ended their World Para Athletics Championship campaign with five medals, including a gold on Sunday.

Deepa Malik biopic: Farhan Akhtar's Excel Entertainment to produce film on Arjuna awardee
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Deepa Malik biopic: Farhan Akhtar's Excel Entertainment to produce film on Arjuna awardee

Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani from Excel Entertainment are gearing up for their biopic on Indian paralympics champion Deepa Malik.

Russia rubbishes reports claiming 2014 World Cup squad was under FIFA investigation for doping
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Russia rubbishes reports claiming 2014 World Cup squad was under FIFA investigation for doping

Russia was earlier accused by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) of running a state-sponsored operation across sports to aid and protect drug cheats.

Rio Paralympics gold medallist Mariyappan Thangavelu in a spot of bother after teen's death
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Rio Paralympics gold medallist Mariyappan Thangavelu in a spot of bother after teen's death

The 19-year-old, identified as Satish Kumar, was found dead near a railway track in Tamil Nadu's Salem district. He had hit the parked car of Mariyappan a day earlier, which led to the squabble.