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