Tokyo Paralympics News
Records have been falling on a daily basis at the Tokyo Games, and Norway's Kashafali on Sunday became the fastest 100m runner in Paralympic history when he crossed the line in 10.46sec in the T12 final.
The International Paralympic Committee defends the system, asserting that "sporting excellence determines which athlete or team is ultimately victorious."
"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.
The sixth-seeded duo suffered a poor start mis-firing in the 6-ring in the first end that proved to be decisive as they lost to their Turkish opponents Oznur Cure and Bulent Korkmaz by 151-153 in an intriguing contest.
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.
The best images from a riveting Day Four of action from the Tokyo Paralympics.
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.
Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Para-swimmer Suyash Jadhav to miss Friday's event due to illness; COVID-19 test negative
Suyash Jadhav will compete in two other events— 100m breaststroke SB7 on 1 September and 50m butterfly S7 on 3 September.
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.
Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Japanese government extends virus emergency to eight more regions after Games open
Japan have been recording more than 20,000 new cases a day in recent weeks as the more infectious Delta variant spreads.
Greco took gold in record-breaking fashion in track cycling's C1-C3 class 3,000 metre individual pursuit, beating China's Wang Xiaomei.
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.
The opening ceremony featured the national flags of the 162 delegations represented, which included the refugee team. In addition, the flag of Afghanistan was carried by a volunteer despite the delegation not being on hand in Tokyo.
Tokyo Paralympics 2020 Live Streaming: When and where to watch Games live telecast on tv and online in india
Tokyo Paralympics will witness over 4,400 athletes from 162 teams, including a 54-member Indian contingent, vie for glory.
Paralympics New Zealand said their athletes would not take part in the opening ceremony, where two flagbearers usually lead teammates into the Olympic Stadium.
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.