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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.

'People now recognise me': Tokyo gold medallist Sumit Antil on new-found fame
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'People now recognise me': Tokyo gold medallist Sumit Antil on new-found fame

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.

Tokyo Olympics 2020 CEO Toshiro Muto says official costs of Games will be known early next year
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Tokyo Olympics 2020 CEO Toshiro Muto says official costs of Games will be known early next year

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.

Paralympics bronze medal winner Sharad Kumar diagnosed with heart inflammation
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Paralympics bronze medal winner Sharad Kumar diagnosed with heart inflammation

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
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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.

Beijing Winter Olympics: IOC urges teams to ask for more vaccines ahead of next year's Games
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Beijing Winter Olympics: IOC urges teams to ask for more vaccines ahead of next year's Games

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
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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.

I get motivation, inspiration from you all: PM Narendra Modi in his interaction with Paralympians
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I get motivation, inspiration from you all: PM Narendra Modi in his interaction with Paralympians

The PM said the achievements of the para athletes will help develop a sporting culture in the country.

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.

What makes PM Modi nervous? Here's what he told India's Tokyo Paralympians
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What makes PM Modi nervous? Here's what he told India's Tokyo Paralympians

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 Narendra Modi hosts India Paralympic contingent, presented with autographed stole
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PM Narendra Modi hosts India Paralympic contingent, presented with autographed stole

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'
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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.

Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Last batch of Indian para-athletes return home to rousing reception
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Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Last batch of Indian para-athletes return home to rousing reception

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 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.

Suhas Yathiraj says he's 'never been so happy and disappointed at same time' after silver at Tokyo 2020
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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.

Rescues, romance, history: Top moments from the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics
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Rescues, romance, history: Top moments from the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics

As the Paralympic Games draw to a close on Sunday, here's a recap some of the stories that will be remembered:

Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Pramod Bhagat, Suhas Yathiraj, Krishna Nagar enter badminton finals
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Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Pramod Bhagat, Suhas Yathiraj, Krishna Nagar enter badminton finals

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
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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
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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
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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.