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Powerlifters Jaideep, Khatun qualify for Tokyo Paralympics | More sports News – Times of India
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Powerlifters Jaideep, Khatun qualify for Tokyo Paralympics | More sports News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Powerlifters Jaideep Kumar and Sakina Khatun on Wednesday qualified for the upcoming Tokyo Paralympics after the sport's world governing body handed bipartite quotas to the country. World Para Powerlifting conferred a bipartite quota each to Kumar (men's 65 kg) and Khatun (women's 50kg), Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) said. Khatun had won a bronze at the 2014 Commonwealth Games and a silver in the 2018 Asian Para Games. The bipartite slots came as a relief to India after the country's para powerlifting team couldn't participate at last month's Fazza -Dubai 2021 World Cup owing to travel restrictions to the United Arab Emirates. “It's a dream come true to qualify for the Paralympics. I have been working hard for the last two years. Now that the qualification has come, I w...
Para-shuttler Palak Kohli to play in three badminton events in Tokyo Paralympics | Badminton News – Times of India
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Para-shuttler Palak Kohli to play in three badminton events in Tokyo Paralympics | Badminton News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Para-badminton player Palak Kohli will compete in singles, doubles and mixed doubles events of the upcoming Tokyo Paralympics, a first for an Indian para-shuttler. Kohli received her BWF invitation to participate in the women's singles (SU5) category as well as in the SL3-SU5 mixed doubles at the Tokyo Paralympics, which opens on August 24. Having already qualified for the women's doubles earlier, Kohli becomes the first para-shuttler to qualify for the Paralympic Games in all three para-badminton events, according to a release. In SU5 category, the players can play standing with upper limb impairment. The 18-year-old has made history by becoming the youngest para-shuttler to qualify for the Paralympic Games. Para-badminton is making its debut in Paralympics in the Tokyo Game...
Aiming for 68m in Tokyo Paralympics, want to break the world record again, says Devendra Jhajharia | More sports News – Times of India
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Aiming for 68m in Tokyo Paralympics, want to break the world record again, says Devendra Jhajharia | More sports News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: A day after obliterating his own world record, two-time Paralympic gold-medallist, javelin thrower Devendra Jhajharia, is targeting a distance of 68m at the Tokyo Games, confident that he can breach the world mark once again. The first Indian athlete to win two individual gold medals at an Olympic or Paralympic event, Jhajharia booked his Tokyo Paralympic berth in the men's F-46 category in style, sending the spear to a record-breaking distance of 65.71m during the trial here on Wednesday. With that effort, he bettered his own world record of 63.97m, set at the Rio Games in 2016. "My target is 67-68m for the Paralympics. I am feeling really good. I have broken the world record that too in the trial just before the Paralympics. I am quite confident and I know that I will break...
G7 nations back Covid-safe Olympics and Paralympics in Japan | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India
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G7 nations back Covid-safe Olympics and Paralympics in Japan | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India

CARBIS BAY (United Kingdom): G7 leaders on Sunday backed Japan's staging of the Olympics and the Paralympics, after the global sports extravaganza was delayed for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic. The world's leading economies said they supported member Japan's holding of the Games in Toyko "in a safe and secure manner as a symbol of global unity in overcoming Covid-19". Source link
Pramod Bhagat, Nagar Krishna, Tarun qualify for Paralympics badminton event
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Pramod Bhagat, Nagar Krishna, Tarun qualify for Paralympics badminton event

Three Indian para shuttlers, including world number one Pramod Bhagat, on Tuesday officially qualified for the Paralympics, scheduled to be held from August 25 to September 5. Besides Bhagat (SL3 — standing/lower limb impairment/minor), Tarun Tarun (SL4 — standing/ lower limb impairment/severe) and Nagar Krishna (SH6 — standing/short stature) too received invitations to participate in the Paralympics. SL3 refers to minor standing or lower limb impairment and SL4 means severe lower limb impairment. While SH6 refers tanding/short stature). Bhagat, who had claimed two gold medals and a bronze at the Dubai Para Tournament, was on cloud nine after receiving the invitation from the game’s governing body, Badminton World Federation. “I am very excited to be invited, every athlete ...
Why Sushil Kumar is unlikely to be stripped of his Olympic medals | More sports News – Times of India
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Why Sushil Kumar is unlikely to be stripped of his Olympic medals | More sports News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Oscar Pistorius's decorated Paralympic career was shot to pieces pretty much as soon as he was put on trial for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2014. He was subsequently found guilty of murder after a South African appeals court overturned a manslaughter verdict. He is still in jail. However, despite that, the double-amputee blade-runner from South Africa did not lose his eight Paralympic medals - six gold, a silver and a bronze. Pistorius's is a classic case to quote in relation to the two Olympic medals won by Indian wrestler Sushil Kumar, who is one of the accused in a murder case involving a young wrestler. It can be safely said that the medals won't be taken away from Sushil by the International Olympic Committee, regardless of the outcome of the current inve...
Two Tokyo Olympics: Inside and outside the National Stadium | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India
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Two Tokyo Olympics: Inside and outside the National Stadium | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India

TOKYO: Seated inside Tokyo's new $1.4 billion National Stadium, Sebastian Coe again tried to reassure athletes and skeptical residents of Japan that the postponed Olympics will be safe when they open in just under 11 weeks. An IOC member and two-time Olympic gold medalist, Coe heads track and field's world governing body World Athletics, which ran a test event on Sunday with 420 athletes _ only nine of whom entered from outside Japan to compete. The Olympics and Paralympics will draw 15,000 athletes and tens of thousands of officials, judges, media and broadcasters. They will enter a country that has essentially had its borders sealed for more than a year. "I recognize that nine athletes coming for a test event is very different from thousands of competitors coming to this city over the...