Paralympics

Paralympians share their lockdown-induced practice routines using new voice Tweets feature

Para-swimmer and former Junior World Champion, Niranjan Mukundan, whose swimming prowess is well-known to all, is looking at the brighter side of this lockdown experience.

Jun 25, 2020, 10:56 AM IST

Cherry blossom-themed torch unveiled for Tokyo 2020 Olympic, Paralympic games

The 1.2-kilogram torch is made from aluminium, 30 percent of which has been salvaged from the temporary housing built in the aftermath of the 2011 earthquake.

Mar 20, 2019, 16:20 PM IST

Paralympics: World body to lift Russia ban, with conditions

Russia has been barred from international Paralympic competitions since August 2016, over allegations of state-sponsored doping similar to the ones that led to the suspension of its athletics federation and anti-doping agency.

Feb 08, 2019, 16:18 PM IST

Asian Para Games: Indians denied entry in Athletes village for non-payment of accommodation fee

Indian athletes were denied entry in the games village due to non-payment of accommodation fee.

Oct 01, 2018, 21:45 PM IST

Indian athletes get rousing send-off by Shah Rukh Khan ahead of para Asian Games

The Asian Para Games will see players participate in an array of events including athletics, swimming, badminton, chess and powerlifting.

Sep 26, 2018, 23:04 PM IST

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

Sep 13, 2016, 14:35 PM IST