Tokyo 2020 News
Bajrang Punia won a bronze medal for India at the Tokyo Olympics last year.
After receiving the award and special jersey, the 23-year old Chopra said that the past two months have been an opportunity for him to experience new things and also thanked the CSK management for the support.
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 javelin star from Haryana additionally got a puppy named 'Tokyo' as a gift from Bindra, who won gold in men's 10m air rifle in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
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.
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
Punjab CM Amarinder Singh hosted Tokyo 2020 stars like Neeraj Chopra and Manpreet Singh over dinner on Wednesday where he not only cooked meals for them, but was also seen serving them personally.
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: 'The stuff of dreams', Twitterati hail shooters Manish Narwal, Singhraj Adhana's medal-winning feats
Twitterati were overwhelmed by Manish Narwal and fellow shooter Singhraj Adhana's medal-winning feat at Paralympics. Here's how they reacted.
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.
"I was not satisfied with the gold only (laughs), when I won the gold, I wanted to fire that last shot better...so this bronze is definitely not satisfying," Lekhara said.
Avani Lekhara totalled 445.9 to finish ahead of Ukraine's Iryna Shchetnik, who let slip her grip on the medal spot with a poor third shot of 9.9 in the elimination.
Competing in his debut Paralympics, Kumar (18) set a new Asian record with a 2.07-metre jump to finish behind Great Britain's Jonathan Broom-Edwards, who notched up his season's best of 2.10 metre for the gold.
Bhagat, who had qualified for the men's singles SL3 event on Thursday, and Kohli beat Thailand's Siripong Teamarrom and Nipada Saensupa 21-15 21-19 in a 29-minute clash to finish second in Group B.
The defining images from Day 9 of the Tokyo Paralympics and the stories powering the men and women photographed.
Zakia Khudadadi was one of the two Afghan para-athletes who arrived in Tokyo days after the Tokyo Paralympics opened, fleeing Kabul for Paris, and then on to Tokyo.