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Tokyo Paralympics 2020: 'Congratulations on your shot at history,' wishes pour in for Avani Lekhara as she wins gold
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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).

Tokyo Paralympics 2020: British stars light up Super Sunday; Tatyana McFadden claims 19th career Games medal
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Tokyo Paralympics 2020: British stars light up Super Sunday; Tatyana McFadden claims 19th career Games medal

Day 5 of the Games brought a first-ever wheelchair rugby gold for Britain, who beat the United States 54-49 in the final.

Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Vinod Kumar wins bronze, but protest from rivals puts celebration on hold
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Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Vinod Kumar wins bronze, but protest from rivals puts celebration on hold

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.

Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Nishad Kumar wins silver medal in men's high jump T47 event
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Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Nishad Kumar wins silver medal in men's high jump T47 event

Nishad Kumar cleared 2.06m to win the silver and set an Asian record. This is India's second medal at the Tokyo Paralympics.

Afghanistan's two Paralympians 'extremely emotional' after arrival in Tokyo for Games
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Afghanistan's two Paralympians 'extremely emotional' after arrival in Tokyo for Games

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.

Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Driven by 'junoon', Devendra Jhajharia takes aim at making history again
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Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Driven by 'junoon', Devendra Jhajharia takes aim at making history again

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.

Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Banshee screams and frenetic fencing, Bebe Vio is force of nature
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Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Banshee screams and frenetic fencing, Bebe Vio is force of nature

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.

At Tokyo Paralympics, grit and spirit of athletes shines through despite numerous challenges
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At Tokyo Paralympics, grit and spirit of athletes shines through despite numerous challenges

The best images from a riveting Day Four of action from the Tokyo Paralympics.

Afghanistan's two Paralympians land in Japan, will compete at Tokyo 2020, says IPC
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Afghanistan's two Paralympians land in Japan, will compete at Tokyo 2020, says IPC

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.

Bhavina Patel's mantra to success at Tokyo Paralympics: Table tennis at all times
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Bhavina Patel's mantra to success at Tokyo Paralympics: Table tennis at all times

"My obsession with table tennis reached a point where eating, food and sleep took a backseat in my life," said Bhavina Patel.

Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Bebe Vio repeats Rio gold; Tatyana McFadden wins 18th medal
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Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Bebe Vio repeats Rio gold; Tatyana McFadden wins 18th medal

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.

Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Susana Rodriguez, triathlete who helped Spain fight COVID-19, wins gold
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Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Susana Rodriguez, triathlete who helped Spain fight COVID-19, wins gold

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.

Tokyo Olympics 2020:  Hockey star Lalremsiami accorded warm welcome in home state Mizoram
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Hockey star Lalremsiami accorded warm welcome in home state Mizoram

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
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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:

Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Britain's Sarah Storey shines, records tumble on Day One
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Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Britain's Sarah Storey shines, records tumble on Day One

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.

Tokyo Paralympics 2020: 'World's oldest' kayaker Pascale Bercovitch eyes medal at 4th Games
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Tokyo Paralympics 2020: 'World's oldest' kayaker Pascale Bercovitch eyes medal at 4th Games

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
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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.

Tokyo Paralympics 2020:  Will Games result in better accessibility and inclusion in Japan?
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Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Will Games result in better accessibility and inclusion in Japan?

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.

Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Games set to open today as Japan battle virus surge
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Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Games set to open today as Japan battle virus surge

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.

Basking in Tokyo Olympics afterglow, Manpreet Singh sets sights on Asian Games 2022
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Basking in Tokyo Olympics afterglow, Manpreet Singh sets sights on Asian Games 2022

"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.