After sporting events in 2020 were hampered by coronavirus, 2021 saw major events like the Tokyo Olympics being staged. Indian athletes, especially the Paralympians, shone in Tokyo 2020 but cricket was not to be left behind.
Sportspersons like Avani Lekhara are a rare breed. The 20-year-old shooter created history at Tokyo 2020 when she won two Paralympic medals. A car accident made her a paraplegic at the age of 11.
Sharad Kumar is a also double Asian Para Games (2014 and 2018) high jump champion and world silver medallist (2019).
Bhagat was supposed to play next month's World Championships in Tokyo but it has been postponed due to COVID-19
With 19 medals in Tokyo including five gold, this was India's best-ever Paralympics show and finished 24th overall
On Sunday, Suhas became the first ever IAS officer to win a medal at the Paralympics
Krishna Nagar defeated Hong Kong's Chu Man Kai 21-17, 16-21, 21-17, in the final
Suhas Yathiraj, 38, produced an entertaining performance before narrowly going down 21-15, 17-21, 15-21, to two-time world champion Mazur in a 62-minute summit clash
India now have four gold, seven silver and six bronze medals to be placed 26th with one day left in the Games
Suhas Yathiraj, 38-year-old district magistrate of Gautam Buddh Nagar (Noida), will script history as the first-ever IAS officer to win a medal at the Paralympics
Manish Narwal, 19, smashed the Paralympic record to clinch India's third gold, while Adhana bagged the silver in 50m Pistol final
Suhas Yathiraj, Pramod Bhagat, and Krishna Nagar sailed into the men's singles finals of the badminton event in their respective classifications.Bhagat plays his final today
Narwal shot a total of 218.2, a Paralympic record, to claim gold while Adana, who had won the bronze in the 10m air pistol, added a silver to his kitty
India added four medals, including two gold, on Saturday at Tokyo 2020 Paralympics. Catch highlights here
Singh, however, rued his semifinal loss to world number 10 Kevin Mather of the USA 6-4 in an intense five-setter
India picked up three medals on Friday and the overall tally rose to 13, including two gold, six silver and five bronze
The 19-year-old Lekhara, competing in her debut Games, finished third in 50m Rifle 3 Position
Avani Lekhara is now first-ever Indian to win two individual medals at Paralympics/Olympics
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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