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Explained: The dynamics of visually impaired athletes running in sync with guides at Tokyo Paralympics
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Explained: The dynamics of visually impaired athletes running in sync with guides at Tokyo Paralympics

The high standard of Paralympic sprinting — Rio Games gold medallist David Brown's personal best for the 100m is 10.92sec — means only a select few athletes are capable of becoming guides.

Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Oksana Masters picks up 2nd gold, taking career medal tally to 10
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Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Oksana Masters picks up 2nd gold, taking career medal tally to 10

The American won the women's hand-cycle road race to go with a victory on Tuesday in the time trial. She could win one more gold in Tokyo in the relay event on Thursday.

Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Shot putter Muhammad Ziyad Zolkefli stripped of gold... for coming three minutes late
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Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Shot putter Muhammad Ziyad Zolkefli stripped of gold... for coming three minutes late

Malaysian shot putter Muhammad Ziyad Zolkefli appeared to have won gold in the shot put in the F20 class. But after the victory on Tuesday, he was disqualified because he had shown up late for the competition.

Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Bomb blast survivor swimmer Haven Shepherd 'just having fun' at Games
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Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Bomb blast survivor swimmer Haven Shepherd 'just having fun' at Games

Shepherd was 14 months old and living in rural Vietnam when her birth parents - who she has been told were having an affair and could not marry - decided to take their own lives, as well as the child's.

‘Every jump was a war’: Tales of battles fought by podium finishers in high jump at Tokyo Paralympics 2020
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‘Every jump was a war’: Tales of battles fought by podium finishers in high jump at Tokyo Paralympics 2020

Cancer. A horrific childhood accident. Polio. Crippling poverty. Loneliness. Anxiety attacks. A last-minute meniscus injury. A COVID scare and training disruption. These are just some battles fought by the medal-winning trio in the high jump event at Tokyo 2020.

Medals, heartbreaks, history... defining images from Day 7 of the Tokyo Paralympics
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Medals, heartbreaks, history... defining images from Day 7 of the Tokyo Paralympics

The most defining images from Day 7 of the Tokyo Paralympics, when India's medal count surged into double digits for the first time at a Paralympic Games

Tokyo Paralympics 2020: 'Armless archer' Matt Stutzman vows to be back for Paris 2024
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Tokyo Paralympics 2020: 'Armless archer' Matt Stutzman vows to be back for Paris 2024

"I'm not quitting," London 2012 silver medallist Stutzman said after losing to Slovakia's Marcel Pavlik in the men's individual compound open archery category. "I'm going to be back in Paris (2024)."

Tokyo Paralympics: Mariyappan Thangavelu, Sharad Kumar's high jump medals propel India to double digits
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Tokyo Paralympics: Mariyappan Thangavelu, Sharad Kumar's high jump medals propel India to double digits

India have so far won two gold, five silver and three bronze medals in the ongoing Paralympics. Athletics has once again been the country's happy hunting ground with one gold, four silver and two bronze so far.

Tokyo Paralympics 2020: 'Nation is proud of you' — Twitter celebrates bronze-medallist Singhraj Adana
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Tokyo Paralympics 2020: 'Nation is proud of you' — Twitter celebrates bronze-medallist Singhraj Adana

Singhraj Adana shot a total of 216.8 to finish the event in third place after qualifying for the eight-man final as the sixth-best shooter.

Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Afghanistan's Hossain Rasouli finally gets his chance to compete
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Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Afghanistan's Hossain Rasouli finally gets his chance to compete

Hossain is primarily a sprinter but arrived too late for his event. So he tried the long jump in the T47 class, his only event at these Games.

Tokyo Paralympics 2020: India women's table tennis team loses to China in quarter-finals
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Tokyo Paralympics 2020: India women's table tennis team loses to China in quarter-finals

The Indian women's table tennis team including Bhavina Patel was outclassed 0-2 by China in the Class 4-5 quarter-final at the Paralympic Games

Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Afghan athletes beat odds to compete after dramatic evacuation
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Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Afghan athletes beat odds to compete after dramatic evacuation

The pair are being kept away from the media, with the International Paralympic Committee saying the athletes needed space to focus on their sport.

The medal that wasn’t: Firstpost Explains why Vinod Kumar’s bronze in F52 discus throw was reassigned
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The medal that wasn’t: Firstpost Explains why Vinod Kumar’s bronze in F52 discus throw was reassigned

What does ‘Classification Assessment in Competition’ mean? What does it mean to have an athlete designated as Classification not Completed? Don’t athletes get classified before competition? After the Vinod Kumar incident, Firstpost Explains:

Memorable day for India at Tokyo Paralympics as world records tumble
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Memorable day for India at Tokyo Paralympics as world records tumble

Revisiting the defining images of Day 6 of the Tokyo Paralympics, where history was made, records tumbled and the Indian national anthem played — twice!

'It wasn't my best performance': Sumit Antil on Tokyo 2020 gold with world record throws
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'It wasn't my best performance': Sumit Antil on Tokyo 2020 gold with world record throws

Sumit Antil said: "I was a little nervous because the competitors are great. I was hoping for a 70m-plus throw. Thought, maybe I can do 75m. It was not my best, I am very happy to break the world record."

Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Oksana Masters eyes medal in fourth different sport
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Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Oksana Masters eyes medal in fourth different sport

“It's not about the medals," said Oksana, an eight-time Paralympic medallist. “It’s not about anything else except leaving a legacy, being one example for that young girl to see.”

Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Meet Sumit Antil, who reset world record thrice on way to winning javelin gold
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Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Meet Sumit Antil, who reset world record thrice on way to winning javelin gold

Javelin thrower Sumit Antil won India’s seventh medal of Tokyo Paralympics. Here's a short profile of the man who reset the world record thrice on the way to winning gold at Tokyo Paralympics

Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Disability categories under fire over fairness
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Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Disability categories under fire over fairness

The International Paralympic Committee defends the system, asserting that "sporting excellence determines which athlete or team is ultimately victorious."

Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Golden girl Avani Lekhara 'on top of the world' after creating history
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Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Golden girl Avani Lekhara 'on top of the world' after creating history

"I can't describe this feeling, I'm feeling like I'm on top of the world. It's unexplainable," she said after the triumph.

Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Devendra Jhajharia, Sundar Singh Gurjar win silver and bronze in javelin F46 event
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Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Devendra Jhajharia, Sundar Singh Gurjar win silver and bronze in javelin F46 event

The 40-year-old Jhajahria, already India's greatest Paralympian after winning gold medals in the 2004 and 2016 Games, pulled off a new personal best throw of 64.35m for the silver.