Articles about Paralympics

Jhajharia, Prasad named in National Sports Awards selection committee

08 Sep 2021

Jhajharia, Prasad named in National Sports Awards selection committee

Three-time Paralympic medal-winning javelin thrower Devendra Jhajharia, former cricketer Venkatesh Prasad, and ex-world champion boxer L Sarita Devi have been named in the selection committee for this year's National Sports Awards.

Tokyo Paralympics: Shooter Avani Lekhara bags her second medal

03 Sep 2021

Tokyo Paralympics: Shooter Avani Lekhara bags her second medal

Indian shooter Avani Lekhara has bagged her second medal at the Tokyo Paralympics.

Paralympics: High-jumper Mariyappan wins silver, Sharad Kumar bags bronze

31 Aug 2021

Paralympics: High-jumper Mariyappan wins silver, Sharad Kumar bags bronze

Defending champion Mariyappan Thangavelu and Sharad Kumar won a silver and bronze respectively in the men's high jump T42 event as India's medal tally at the Paralympics touched an unprecedented 10 on Tuesday.

Jhajharia, Gurjar win silver and bronze in javelin throw F46

30 Aug 2021

Jhajharia, Gurjar win silver and bronze in javelin throw F46

Two-time gold-winning javelin throw veteran Devendra Jhajharia clinched a stupendous third Paralympic medal, a silver this time, while discus thrower Yogesh Kathuniya also finished second as India surpassed its best-ever medal tally at the Games on Monday.

Hoping to build on gains made by javelin throw: Jhajharia

20 Aug 2021

Hoping to build on gains made by javelin throw: Jhajharia

Two-time gold medalist Devendra Jhajharia is aiming to build on the unprecedented gains made by javelin throw at the upcoming Paralympic Games, following Neeraj Chopra's landmark gold at the preceding Olympics.

People with disabilities hurt by 'The Witches,' Warner Bros. apologizes

06 Nov 2020

People with disabilities hurt by 'The Witches,' Warner Bros. apologizes

Warner Bros. has been scoring brownie points with its superhero movie line-up, but its fantasy/comedy The Witches has hit a rough rock that it shouldn't have.

Canceling the 2020 Olympics 'unthinkable', says Tokyo governor

12 Mar 2020

Canceling the 2020 Olympics 'unthinkable', says Tokyo governor

Tokyo city governor Yuriko Koike stated that the coronavirus pandemic might impact the upcoming Tokyo Olympics, but canceling it is "unthinkable".

Tokyo 2020 Olympics could get postponed due to coronavirus

03 Mar 2020

Tokyo 2020 Olympics could get postponed due to coronavirus

Japan's Olympics Minister Seiko Hashimoto revealed that the upcoming Tokyo Olympics could get postponed until the end of the year, owing to the risk of coronavirus.

Paralympian Deepa Malik joins BJP ahead of Lok Sabha elections

25 Mar 2019

Paralympian Deepa Malik joins BJP ahead of Lok Sabha elections

Noted Paralympian and Padma Shri recipient, Deepa Malik, joined the BJP in the presence of senior party leaders in Delhi on Monday.

India wheelchair cricket team to play its first international series

04 May 2018

India wheelchair cricket team to play its first international series

The Indian wheelchair cricket team has left for Bangladesh for a bilateral series between the two nations starting May 4.

Deepa Malik books her berth in 2018 Asian Para Games

14 Mar 2018

Deepa Malik books her berth in 2018 Asian Para Games

India's para-athlete Deepa Malik qualified for the 2018 Asian Para Games by securing a top spot in discus Asia Ranking 53 category and a second place in Asian Games combined category event 51/52/53.

Arjuna awardee para-swimmer suspended for filming female swimmers

01 Mar 2018

Arjuna awardee para-swimmer suspended for filming female swimmers

In a shocking case, the Paralympic Committee of India has decided to suspend para-swimmer Prasanta Karmakar for a period of 3 years after he was found guilty of recording videos of female swimmers last year during an event in Jaipur.

North Korea, South Korea commence first talks in 2 years

09 Jan 2018

North Korea, South Korea commence first talks in 2 years

The situation in the Korean peninsula had been extremely tense over North Korea's aggressive pursuit of its nuclear program all through 2017.

What did India achieve in sports this year?

13 Nov 2016

What did India achieve in sports this year?

Starting with the Rio Olympics held in August, then Paralympics in September and Kabaddi World Cup in October, sports was one of the main trending topics in India this year.

PM Modi awards Rs.4 crore to Deepa Malik

02 Nov 2016

PM Modi awards Rs.4 crore to Deepa Malik

PM Modi awarded a Rs.4 crore cheque to India's first Paralympics medalist Deepa Malik in Haryana; she won a silver medal in shot-put at the Rio Paralympics.

Cash rewards for Rio Games medallists' coaches put on hold

25 Oct 2016

Cash rewards for Rio Games medallists' coaches put on hold

While the Ministry of Sports gave away cash rewards to the medal winners of the Rio Olympics and Paralympics, the awards for the coaches have been put on hold.

Rio passes the baton to Tokyo

19 Sep 2016

Rio passes the baton to Tokyo

2016 Rio Paralympics ended with a beautiful closing ceremony as Tokyo took over the baton for 2020 games.

Belarus's Ihar Boki wins 11th Paralympic gold

17 Sep 2016

Belarus's Ihar Boki wins 11th Paralympic gold

It was gold and another Paralympic record for Belarus's swimmer Ihar Boki as he finished first in men's S13 100m freestyle event.

Devendra Jhajharia wins second gold for India

14 Sep 2016

Devendra Jhajharia wins second gold for India

India's Devendra Jhajharia won the second gold medal for India at the 2016 Paralympic games.

Paralympians outclass Olympians

13 Sep 2016

Paralympians outclass Olympians

Fouad Baka of Algeria, who finished fourth in the 1500m T13 race at the 2016 Paralympics has outclassed the gold medalist of the 2016 Olympics in the same event by winning the race in 3 minutes 49.59 seconds.

Deepa Malik makes history: Clinches shot put silver in Paralympics

13 Sep 2016

Deepa Malik makes history: Clinches shot put silver in Paralympics

Deepa Malik from India became the first-ever woman from the country to win a medal at the Paralympics by bagging a silver in the shot-put F-53 event.

India wins two medals at 2016 Paralympics

10 Sep 2016

India wins two medals at 2016 Paralympics

Indian high jump athletes bagged a gold and bronze medal each in men's high jump T-42 event at the 2016 Rio Paralympics.

Cash prizes for athletes winning medals at 2016 Paralympics

07 Sep 2016

Cash prizes for athletes winning medals at 2016 Paralympics

With 2016 Paralympics a day away, India's sports ministry has announced cash prizes for the athletes who will return with medals.