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.
There were many discoveries made in the difficult year that was 2020 by Sumit Antil but one most important breakthrough was finding the right prosthetic leg that changed his life.
Although the official cost for Tokyo 2020 has been listed as $15.4 billion, several government audits have shown costs may be much higher. Olympic costs are notoriously difficult to track, but no matter the actual cost, most of it is public money.
The-29-year-old Patna-born athlete, who stays in Chhatarpur, was discharged from the medical facility earlier this week but had to come back for some more tests.
Paralympics bronze winner Sharad Kumar admitted to AIIMS after chest congestion, says feeling better
Sharad Kumar won a bronze in the T-42 high jump event in the Tokyo Paralympics on 31 August.
Health officials in China said this week that more than one billion people, or 72 percent of the country's 1.4 billion citizens, have been fully vaccinated.
Paralympics gold medallist Pramod Bhagat says he learnt to stay calm under pressure from Sachin Tendulkar
The 33-year-old Indian, who had contracted polio when he was four years old, showed great mental fortitude as he recovered from an eight-point deficit in the second game to come up trumps against his opponent.
The PM said the achievements of the para athletes will help develop a sporting culture in the country.
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.
Thursday morning was a special one for the Paralympians who were able to experience the personal touch of the PM while he connected with them during the function
PM said the Paralympians' achievements will significantly boost the morale of the entire sporting community in the country
Archer Harvinder Singh credits Tokyo Paralympics bronze to 'practice of tie shots, breathing exercises'
Harvinder, whose legs stopped functioning properly due to adverse effect from an injection during his childhood, won a historic archery bronze in the men's individual recurve event in the just-concluded Tokyo Paralympics.
India returned with an unprecedented 19 medals, including five gold, eight silver and six bronze to sign off the country's best-ever Paralympics campaign by finishing 24th in the overall tally on Sunday.
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.
Suhas Yathiraj says he's 'never been so happy and disappointed at same time' after silver at Tokyo 2020
A computer engineer, Suhas Yathiraj became an IAS officer in 2007 and was at the forefront of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic as Noida's District Magistrate.
As the Paralympic Games draw to a close on Sunday, here's a recap some of the stories that will be remembered:
The 33-year-old Bhagat, the current world No 1, secured a 21-11, 21-16 win over Japan's Daisuke Fujihara in the first SL3 class semi-finals that lasted 36 minutes.
Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Shooter Manish Narwal clinches India's third gold, Singhraj Adana bags silver
Narwal shot a total of 218.2, a Paralympic record, to claim the yellow metal while Adana, who had won the bronze in the P1 men's 10m air pistol SH1 event on Tuesday, added a silver to his kitty with an effort of 216.7.
Tokyo Paralympics 2020: After acing three shoot-offs for bronze medal, annual progress review awaits PhD student Harvinder Singh
At Tokyo’s Yumenoshima Archery Ranges, it wasn’t just time that was testing Harvinder. During his matches, the weather also played tricks. It was raining on some occasions, and windy at other times.
Australian soldier Curtis McGrath who lost his legs in Afghanistan clinches second gold at Paralympics
McGrath powered to victory through the wind and rain in the men's KL2 canoe sprint to retain the gold he won in Rio five years ago.