Paralympics Medallists to be Recommended For Padma Awards
Press Trust of India

Paralympics Medallists to be Recommended For Padma Awards

Rio 2016 Paralympics medallists will be recommended for the Padma awards this year by the Sports Ministry

Rio Paralympics End With Music - And Relief
Agence France-Presse

Rio Paralympics End With Music - And Relief

The 2016 Rio Paralympics came to a close with a glitzy closing ceremony at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro

Rio Paralympics Stages Final Show In Shadow Of Tragedy
Agence France-Presse

Rio Paralympics Stages Final Show In Shadow Of Tragedy

The upbeat mood at Rio Paralympics was darkened late on Saturday by the death of Iranian cyclist Bahman Golbarnezhad, who fell during a mountainous descent in the road race and died before he could be treated in hospital

Amit Kumar Saroha Misses Medal By Whisker, Finishes Fourth in Club Throw
Abhishek Paul

Amit Kumar Saroha Misses Medal By Whisker, Finishes Fourth in Club Throw

Amit Kumar Saroha, with a throw of 26.63m, finished fourth in men's club throw F51 at Rio Paralympics. India have so far won four medals at the Games, including two gold

Did SAI Official
Mahavir Rawat

Did SAI Official's Blunder Cost Sundar Gurjar A Medal At Rio Paralympics?

Sundar Singh Gurjar, India's big medal hope in men's javelin throw at the Rio Paralympics, did not start his event after failing to be present at the time of roll call

Paralympic Pele: Brazil Hails Blind Soccer Star
Associated Press

Paralympic Pele: Brazil Hails Blind Soccer Star

Jefinho, who could win a third consecutive Paralympic gold medal with Brazil's soccer 5-a-side team, has been dubbed the 'Paralympic Pele' for his success and playing style

Sports Minister Vijay Goel Non-Committal on Khel Ratna For Paralympic Medallists
Press Trust of India

Sports Minister Vijay Goel Non-Committal on Khel Ratna For Paralympic Medallists

An Olympic medallist directly qualifies for the Khel Ratna award during an Olympic year but Vijay Goel said there is no such policy in place for the paralympians

Press Trust of India

'Dad I Topped, Now It's Your Turn': Daughter Jiya Told Devendra Jhajharia

Jiya, who would accompany Devendra Jhajaria to training in Rajasthan, struck a deal with her father that if she topped in the lower kindergarten exam, he would have to win a gold in Rio Paralympics

Agence France-Presse

'Shark Boy' Achmat Hassiem Swims For Paralympic Glory -- And Saving Sharks

The fates of Achmat Hassiem and sharks have been inextricably wrapped up since that day off Cape Town when a great white caught him during a lifeguard training drill. The shark then almost killed him. Today, the injury has propelled him into the Rio Paralympics

Devendra Jhajharia Applauded by PM Modi, Sporting Greats After Rio Gold
Bhargab Sarmah

Devendra Jhajharia Applauded by PM Modi, Sporting Greats After Rio Gold

From Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Bollywood king Amitabh Bachchan, many Indian public figures showered Devendra Jhajharia with accolades on Twitter following his gold medal-winning feat in Rio

The Paralympic Medal That India Missed After Sundar Singh Gurjar Failed To Turn Up
Santosh Rao

The Paralympic Medal That India Missed After Sundar Singh Gurjar Failed To Turn Up

Sundar Singh Gurjar, who was tipped to win the gold in the men's javelin throw F46 event at the Rio Paralympics, was surprisingly absent when his name was called out

Four Paralympians Run Faster Than Rio Olympics Gold Medal Winner
Agence France-Presse

Four Paralympians Run Faster Than Rio Olympics Gold Medal Winner

Top four runners in the 2016 Paralympics 1500-metre race were faster than US Olympic gold medalist Matthew Centrowitz, who recorded 3:50.00 in his win at the Rio Olympics in August

Devendra Jhajharia Smashes Javelin World Record To Win Paralympic Gold at Rio
Santosh Rao

Devendra Jhajharia Smashes Javelin World Record To Win Paralympic Gold at Rio

Devendra Jhajharia bettered his own world record with a throw of 63.97 metres in the men's javelin throw F46 final at the 2016 Rio Paralympics

Russian Hacking Team Targets WADA, Williams Sisters, Simone Biles
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Russian Hacking Team Targets WADA, Williams Sisters, Simone Biles

Russian hacking group Fancy Bears claimed Serena Williams, her sister Venus and Rio Olympics gold medallist gymnast Simone Biles were allowed to consume banned substances

Rio Paralympics: Deepa Malik Says She Dared To Dream And Worked Hard
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Rio Paralympics: Deepa Malik Says She Dared To Dream And Worked Hard

Deepa Malik became the first Indian woman Paralympic medallist when she clinched silver at the 2016 Rio Games in the women's shot put - F53 final event

Silver Will Raise Bar For Para Sports In India: Deepa Malik to NDTV
Santosh Rao

Silver Will Raise Bar For Para Sports In India: Deepa Malik to NDTV

Deepa Malik won a silver medal at the 2016 Rio Games. She is the first Indian woman to win a medal at the Paralympics

Deepa Malik Hailed by PM Modi, Sporting Stalwarts After Rio Silver Medal
Bhargab Sarmah

Deepa Malik Hailed by PM Modi, Sporting Stalwarts After Rio Silver Medal

Deepa Malik was showered with congratulatory messages on social media after becoming the first female athlete from India to win a medal at the Paralympic Games

Deepa Malik
Soumitra Bose

Deepa Malik's Rio Paralympic Games Campaign Started With a Hiccup

Deepa Malik's travel to Rio for the Paralympic Games was not a smooth affair. KLM, the airlines carrying the shot-putter, lost her equipment during the long journey to Brazil

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