Asian Games 2018: Sushil Kumar, Tejaswini Sawant among athletes to get financial boost ahead of Jakarta event
Rs 4.95 lakh has been sanctioned to Sushil Kumar for a two-week training programme in Georgia ahead of the Asian Games along with one support staff and two sparring partners.
India ended their World Para Athletics Championship campaign with five medals, including a gold on Sunday.
India's Amit Kumar Saroha missed a bronze medal by a whisker in the men's F-51 club throw competition at the Rio Paralympic Games on Friday
It was not a great start for India at the Paralympics as discus thrower Amit Kumar Saroha finished seventh among as many competitors in the men's discus throw F52 final in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday.
Represented by their largest ever contingent, India will hope for an improved medals tally when the Paralympic Games start in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday
The Paralympics will also be represented by 19 athletes from India, the highest sent for the event till date.
The Paralympic Games are held every four years for athletes who suffer from various disabilities. The 2016 edition will be held in Rio from 7-18 September.
Indian para athlete and Arjuna Awardee Amit Kumar Saroha from Haryana won the gold medal in men's club throw (F-51) at the recently concluded 2016 French Open Athletics Championship in Paris.