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Para Archery World Championships: Pooja Jatyan wins historic silver in recurve individual event
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Para Archery World Championships: Pooja Jatyan wins historic silver in recurve individual event

Rookie para archer Pooja Jatyan on Sunday scripted history as she became the first Indian to win a silver in an individual section of the Para World Championships in Dubai.

Tokyo Games was a watershed moment for Indian para-sports, say Paralympic medallists
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Tokyo Games was a watershed moment for Indian para-sports, say Paralympic medallists

The Indian contingent scripted history at the Tokyo Paralympics by winning 19 medals, including five gold, which helped them sign off 24th in the overall tally — the highest ever

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.

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.

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.

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: 'The stuff of dreams', Twitterati hail shooters Manish Narwal, Singhraj Adhana's medal-winning feats
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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: 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: President, Prime Minister congratulate Praveen Kumar on high jump silver
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Tokyo Paralympics 2020: President, Prime Minister congratulate Praveen Kumar on high jump silver

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.

Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Praveen Kumar clinches silver medal in men's T64 high jump
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Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Praveen Kumar clinches silver medal in men's T64 high jump

Praveen Kumar, competing in his debut Paralympics, set a new Asian record with a 2.07m jump to finish behind Great Britain's Jonathan Broom-Edwards, who notched up his season's best of 2.10m for the gold.

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.

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.

Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Javelin thrower Sumit Antil clinches India's second gold in stunning world record show
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Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Javelin thrower Sumit Antil clinches India's second gold in stunning world record show

The 23-year-old from Sonepat in Haryana, who lost his left leg below the knee after he was involved in a motorbike accident in 2015, sent the spear to 68.55m in his fifth attempt, which was the best of the day by quite a distance and a new world record.

Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Sumit Antil shatters own record thrice, wins gold medal
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Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Sumit Antil shatters own record thrice, wins gold medal

Sumit Antil broke his own record thrice in the space of five throws to win India's first gold medal in athletics at a Paralympics.

Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Visit to shooting range was meant to cheer up an angry girl, culminated in gold, says Avani Lekhara's father
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Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Visit to shooting range was meant to cheer up an angry girl, culminated in gold, says Avani Lekhara's father

Autobiography of Olympic champion shooter Abhinav Bindra - A Shot at History: My Obsessive Journey to Olympic Gold - spurred Avani Lekhara on towards Paralympics gold.

Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Devendra Jhajharia dedicates silver medal to late father
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Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Devendra Jhajharia dedicates silver medal to late father

Devendra Jhajharia's father passed away last year after being diagnosed with cancer. He was not by his side at that time and it rankles him.

Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Brazil target fifth five-a-side gold with 'Paralympic Pele' Jefinho
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Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Brazil target fifth five-a-side gold with 'Paralympic Pele' Jefinho

Jefinho is looking to win his fourth Paralympic gold in Tokyo, and he breaks into a wide grin when his name is mentioned in the same breath as Brazilian legend Pele.