Paralympics

Russian Paralympic Committee ban remains, final decision on Winter Games participation to be made in January

Russian Paralympic Committee ban remains, final decision on Winter Games participation to be made in January

In a statement, the IPC said it had also kept in place an interim measure for Russian athletes to compete as neutrals in qualification events across four winter sports: alpine skiing, biathlon, cross-country skiing and snowboard.

Dec 20, 2017, 16:25 PM IST
Jailed South African track star Oscar Pistorius to appeal increased sentence at South Africa's highest court

Jailed South African track star Oscar Pistorius to appeal increased sentence at South Africa's highest court

South Africa's Supreme Court more than doubled Oscar Pistorius` murder sentence last month, accepting prosecutors` argument that the original jail term of six years for shooting dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp was "shockingly lenient".

Dec 19, 2017, 18:33 PM IST
Paralympics legend Devendra Jhajharia targets gold medal in 2020 Games

Paralympics legend Devendra Jhajharia targets gold medal in 2020 Games

He said he wants to maintain his fitness so that he can compete in the 2020 Paralympics in Tokyo.

Nov 02, 2017, 18:32 PM IST
Oscar Pistorius: From Olympic glory to jail for murder

Oscar Pistorius: From Olympic glory to jail for murder

Judge Thokozile Masipa on Friday rejected an appeal by the state against a six-year jail sentence for Paralympian Oscar Pistorius who murdered his girlfriend in 2013.

Nov 01, 2017, 09:58 AM IST
Aditya Mehta, Indian paralympian, forced to remove prosthetic limb at Bengaluru International Airport

Aditya Mehta, Indian paralympian, forced to remove prosthetic limb at Bengaluru International Airport

Mehta pleaded with the official that if he removed his artificial limb it would take at least 45 minutes to wear it back and the flight is about to take-off in next 30 minutes.

Oct 13, 2016, 13:24 PM IST
Rio Paralympics end with music -- and relief

Rio Paralympics end with music -- and relief

Overall, organizers are breathing a sigh of relief that predictions of failure for South America`s first Olympics and Paralympics were proved wrong.

Sep 19, 2016, 10:22 AM IST

Heartbreaking! Iranian Paralympic cyclist dies in race accident

A minute of silence will be held during Sunday`s closing ceremony.

Sep 18, 2016, 08:23 AM IST
WELL DONE DEEPA MALIK: Haryana govt announces INR 4 crore reward, job for Paralympic medallist

WELL DONE DEEPA MALIK: Haryana govt announces INR 4 crore reward, job for Paralympic medallist

Haryana Sports and Youth Affairs Minister, Anil Vij, on Saturday announced a cash award of Rs four crore for Paralympics medalist Deepa Malik, at par with medal-winners at the Olympic Games.

Sep 17, 2016, 22:58 PM IST
Rio Paralympic medallist Deepa Malik returns to rousing reception in Delhi

Rio Paralympic medallist Deepa Malik returns to rousing reception in Delhi

Deepa's best throw of 4.61m from her six attempts was enough to clinch the silver medal.

Sep 17, 2016, 18:32 PM IST
Paralympians deserve highest recognition & awards, says Milkha Singh

Paralympians deserve highest recognition & awards, says Milkha Singh

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

Sep 15, 2016, 17:37 PM IST
READ: R Ashwin's BRILLIANT response to a Pakistani who mocked India's Paralympics medal tally

READ: R Ashwin's BRILLIANT response to a Pakistani who mocked India's Paralympics medal tally

Without losing his cool, Ashwin clean bowled the Pakistani with this gem of a response.

 

Sep 15, 2016, 14:57 PM IST
Devendra Jhajharia's wife says he assured her over phone of winning second Gold at Paralympics

Devendra Jhajharia's wife says he assured her over phone of winning second Gold at Paralympics

With his historic effort, Jhajharia has become the first Indian athlete to win two gold medals at an Olympic or a Paralympic event.

Sep 14, 2016, 10:27 AM IST
Javelin thrower Devendra Jhajharia wins gold at Paralympics, breaks own world record

Javelin thrower Devendra Jhajharia wins gold at Paralympics, breaks own world record

Javelin thrower Devendra Jhajharia became the first Indian to clinch two gold medals at the Paralympics after he broke his own world record to clinch the top honours at the Rio Games here.

Sep 14, 2016, 06:26 AM IST
WOW! Four Paralympic athletes complete 1500m race faster than Rio Olympics gold winner

WOW! Four Paralympic athletes complete 1500m race faster than Rio Olympics gold winner

Athletes with a visual disability compete in the T-13 class at the Paralympics.

Sep 13, 2016, 14:35 PM IST
Deepa Malik's Silver medal: Virender Sehwag hails Paralympian's effort with BRILLIANT message

Deepa Malik's Silver medal: Virender Sehwag hails Paralympian's effort with BRILLIANT message

Sehwag, who is known to laud performances of Indian athletes, once again took to social micro-blogging site to tweet an inspirational message for Deepa.

 

Sep 13, 2016, 09:18 AM IST
Deepa Malik clinches Silver medal in shot put, becomes first woman to win medal at Rio Paralympics

Deepa Malik clinches Silver medal in shot put, becomes first woman to win medal at Rio Paralympics

Deepa has participated in javelin throw, swimming and has also been a motivational speaker.

Sep 12, 2016, 21:01 PM IST
Thangavelu Mariyappan India's flagbearer in Paralympic closing ceremony

Thangavelu Mariyappan India's flagbearer in Paralympic closing ceremony

The T-42 classification is for athletes with lower limb deficiency, leg length difference, impaired muscle power or impaired range of movement. 

Sep 12, 2016, 17:30 PM IST

Belgian Paralympian: I`m not ready yet for euthanasia

Belgian Paralympian Marieke Vervoort said in Rio on Sunday that she`s still considering euthanasia to escape a life of unbearable physical pain -- only not quite yet.

Sep 12, 2016, 04:24 AM IST
Paralympics: Excluded from Rio, Russia launches own games for banned athletes

Paralympics: Excluded from Rio, Russia launches own games for banned athletes

Putin has slammed the decision as "outside the law, morality, humanity" and Russia`s state-run sports channel will not show the Games in Brazil live.

Sep 07, 2016, 23:17 PM IST

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