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Tokyo 2020 gold medallist Pramod Bhagat expects India to double its tally at Paris Paralympics
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Tokyo 2020 gold medallist Pramod Bhagat expects India to double its tally at Paris Paralympics

India had returned with its best-ever performance from the Tokyo Paralympics, winning 19 medals — five gold, eight silver, six bronze. The country's previous best tally at one edition of the Paralympic Games was four.

After record-setting Tokyo 2020, PCI aims for 25 medals, including 10 golds, at Paris 2024
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After record-setting Tokyo 2020, PCI aims for 25 medals, including 10 golds, at Paris 2024

India's Paralympians returned from Tokyo 2020 with an unprecedented medal haul of five golds, eight silver and six bronze medals. This was India's best-ever Paralympics campaign.

After Tokyo high, PCI targets creating certified classifiers, streamlining competition structure
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After Tokyo high, PCI targets creating certified classifiers, streamlining competition structure

After India’s record-setting haul of 19 medals at Tokyo Paralympics, Deepa Malik, head of PCI, said they will look to capitalise on the momentum by creating more certified classifiers in the country, holding timely selection trails, and conducting timely Nationals.

Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Bhavinaben Patel becomes first Indian table tennis star to assure medal
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Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Bhavinaben Patel becomes first Indian table tennis star to assure medal

The 34-year-old Indian beat her Serbian opponent 11-5 11-6 11-7 in a quarter-final match that lasted 18 minutes.

Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Discus thrower Vinod Kumar aims for gold in his maiden Games
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Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Discus thrower Vinod Kumar aims for gold in his maiden Games

From running a grocery shop to winning medals for India, ex-BSF soldier Vinod Kumar's story is one of grit and determination. Having overcome numerous odds in his life, Vinod will aim for glory at Tokyo Paralympic Games.

Tokyo Paralympics 2020: PCI president Deepa Malik hopeful of India creating history with best-ever performance at Games
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Tokyo Paralympics 2020: PCI president Deepa Malik hopeful of India creating history with best-ever performance at Games

India will field its biggest contingent with 54 athletes set to compete in nine sports— archery, athletics, badminton, canoeing, shooting, swimming, powerlifting, table tennis and taekwondo.

Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Murlikant Petkar to Devendra Jhajharia, meet India's past medallists
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Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Murlikant Petkar to Devendra Jhajharia, meet India's past medallists

With the Tokyo Paralympics opening on Tuesday, we take a look at all the past Indian medallists.

Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Indian para badminton coach hopeful to return with minimum of five medals
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Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Indian para badminton coach hopeful to return with minimum of five medals

The experienced Parul Parmar and the young Palak Kohli (SL3-SU5) will carry high hopes of returning with a medal in the women's category.

Tokyo Paralympics 2020: 54-member Indian contingent leaves for Games after receiving warm send-off
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Tokyo Paralympics 2020: 54-member Indian contingent leaves for Games after receiving warm send-off

The team has some of the brightest medal prospects like Devendra Jhajharia, seeking his third Paralympics gold (after 2004 and 2016) in F-46 javelin throw, Mariyappan Thangavelu (T-63 high jump) and world champion Sandeep Choudhary (F-64 javelin throw).

Tokyo Paralympics 2020: PCI announce 24-member squad headlined by Devendra Jhajharia, Mariyappan Thangavelu
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Tokyo Paralympics 2020: PCI announce 24-member squad headlined by Devendra Jhajharia, Mariyappan Thangavelu

Besides Jhajharia and Thangavelu, who won gold in the F46 javelin and T-42 high jump events respectively in the 2016 Rio Paralympics, other top para-athletes include world record holders Sandeep Chowdhury and Sumeet.

Avani Lekhara wins women's 10m air rifle silver medal at World Shooting Para Sport World Cup
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Avani Lekhara wins women's 10m air rifle silver medal at World Shooting Para Sport World Cup

Lekhara put up a strong challenge in the R2 - women's 10m air rifle standing SH1 final but fell short, in the end, to go down to Ukraine's Iryna Shchetnik by just 0.3 points

National Sports Awards' selection panel to meet on 17, 18 August to decide winners
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National Sports Awards' selection panel to meet on 17, 18 August to decide winners

The National Sports Awards include the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, the Arjuna award, Dronacharya award and the Dhyan Chand award

India's medal count at Tokyo Paralympics 'will be in double digits,' says Deepa Malik
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India's medal count at Tokyo Paralympics 'will be in double digits,' says Deepa Malik

Malik had won the silver in Rio after throwing the shot put at a distance of 4.61m.

Virender Sehwag, Sardar Singh included in 12-member selection committee for National Sports Awards
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Virender Sehwag, Sardar Singh included in 12-member selection committee for National Sports Awards

The national sports awards are given away every year on 29 August, the birth anniversary of hockey icon Dhyan Chand.

Deepa Malik confirms retiring from sport in September, says didn’t make news public while running for Indian Paralympic chief
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Deepa Malik confirms retiring from sport in September, says didn’t make news public while running for Indian Paralympic chief

Deepa Malik, the first Indian woman to claim a medal in the Paralympic Games, has retired from active sports, a decision she took before becoming the Paralympic Committee of India President earlier this year but revealed only on Monday.

Paralympic Committee of India welcomes Tokyo Paralympic Games 2020's postponement, says 'absolutely the right thing to do'
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Paralympic Committee of India welcomes Tokyo Paralympic Games 2020's postponement, says 'absolutely the right thing to do'

President Deepa Malik had earlier said that "health of the athletes will always be our top priority".

Paralympic Committee of India puts national and state events on hold due to coronavirus threat
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Paralympic Committee of India puts national and state events on hold due to coronavirus threat

The PCI was scheduled to host national para-athletics championship in Mysore from 26-28 March and national swimming championship from 28-20 March in Bengaluru.

Deepa Malik elected Paralympic Committee of India president; results of elections subject to pending case in Delhi HC
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Deepa Malik elected Paralympic Committee of India president; results of elections subject to pending case in Delhi HC

The 49-year-old Deepa, who won a silver in shot put F-53 event in the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games, was elected unopposed as president in the PCI polls held in Bengaluru on Friday.

Rajiv Gandhi Kel Ratna nominee Deepa Malik says her journey has been about changing people's attitude towards disability
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Rajiv Gandhi Kel Ratna nominee Deepa Malik says her journey has been about changing people's attitude towards disability

Malik, a silver medallist at the last Paralympics in Rio feels that her whole journey has been more about trying to change people's attitude towards how they look at disability.