Tokyo Paralympics 2020: 'Congratulations on your shot at history,' wishes pour in for Avani Lekhara as she wins gold
Avani Lekhara is the fourth Indian athlete to win a Paralympics gold after swimmer Murlikant Petkar (1972), javelin thrower Devendra Jhajharia (2004 and 2016), and high jumper Thangavelu Mariyappan (2016).
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Day 5 of the Games brought a first-ever wheelchair rugby gold for Britain, who beat the United States 54-49 in the final.
The 41-year-old finished third behind Piotr Kosewicz and Velimir Sandor. However, the result has been challenged by some other competitors, who have objected to his classification in the F52 category.
Nishad Kumar cleared 2.06m to win the silver and set an Asian record. This is India's second medal at the Tokyo Paralympics.
Zakia Khudadadi and Hossain Rasouli would not speak to reporters while they were at the Games. Organisers wanted to avoid "a selfie-fest" with other athletes, but stressed that the pair would be allowed to mingle.
Devendra Jhajharia, 40, already has two Paralympics gold medals to his name but there's no stopping him. The javelin throw is not merely a sport for him, it's the way of life.
The effervescent 24-year-old becomes almost possessed once she removes all four of her prosthetic limbs, attaches a foil to her amputated left arm and is strapped into her wheelchair on the fencing piste.
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With the swift fall of Afghanistan to the Taliban, Zakia Khudadadi and Hossain Rasouli had been among the tens of thousands trapped and unable to leave the country. But they were evacuated last weekend.
"My obsession with table tennis reached a point where eating, food and sleep took a backseat in my life," said Bhavina Patel.
McFadden took bronze in the women's T54 5,000m to extend her streak of finishing on the podium in every Paralympic race she has entered since 2008.
Susana Rodriguez — who swam, cycled and sprinted to gold in Saturday's PTVI race for athletes with visual impairments — helped fight the coronavirus back home in Spain in her job as a doctor.
The first female Olympian from Mizoram was given a state reception upon her arrival at Lengpui airport.
Paige Greco becomes Tokyo Paralympics' 1st gold winner; Ibrahim Hamadtou amazes with skills on Day 1
Here are the defining images from an enthralling opening day of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games:
British cyclist Sarah Storey added to her glorious golden history as wheelchair rugby powerhouses Australia suffered a shock defeat on Day One of the delayed Tokyo 2020 Paralympics on Wednesday.
The French-Israeli national rowed for the Jewish state at Beijing 2008, competed in handcycling at London 2012 and paracanoeing at Rio 2016. She will compete in Tokyo in the 200-metre paracanoe sprint
Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Afghan athletes evacuated and safe, confirms International Paralympic Committee
Afghanistan's two Paralympic athletes have been safely evacuated from the country, the International Paralympic Committee said on Wednesday, declining to specify their destination.
There has been progress on barrier-free infrastructure, with officials calling accessibility important both for people with disabilities but also the country's large elderly population.
The Games will officially be declared open on Tuesday evening by Japan's Emperor Naruhito but virus rules mean most of the stadium's 68,000 seats will be empty.
"In terms of tournaments, Asian Games will be our next target. We would like to win it and seal the berth for the Paris Olympics," Manpreet Singh, skipper of men's hockey team, said.