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Rio Paralympics 2016: List of Indian Athletes

Just like India has sent at the Rio Olympics, now they are sending its largest ever contingent athletes in the history of Paralympics. This year the Rio Paralympics will see as many as the 19 athletes from the country.

The games which generally follow Summer Olympics and this Rio Paralympics 2016 are scheduled from 7th September to 18 September which will be held in Rio de Janerio, Brazil. The Paralympics will be held for every four years for the persons with various disabilities.

The Paralympics games provide the equal platform for the persons with disabilities to showcase their skills and talent to represent their countries. There will be ten categories in these Paralympics such as impaired massive range of movement, impaired muscle power, short stature, limb deficiency, leg length difference, ataxia, hypertonia, athetosis, intellectual impairment and vision impairment.

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India has owned a total eight medals over 12 Paralympics, i.e., two gold, three silver and three bronze in last Olympics. This year the 19 various disability athletes from India will compete in five categories like athletics, swimming, powerlifting, shooting and archery.

“The people of India will be enthusiastically cheering for our athletes representing India at the Rio 2016 Paralympics, starting 7th Sept,” tweeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “We all wish our contingent for the Rio 2016 Paralympics the very best. I am sure our athletes will give their best & make us proud,” he added.

The search engine Google has come up with an amazing Google Doodle to start up the Rio 2016 Paralympics. There are two Google Doodles today. The two doodles are identical but except in their colours. Most of the world will see the Rio 2016 Paralympics Doodle which is in Yellow colour.

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Brazil which is hosting Paralympic games this year, also celebrating its National Day. The Brazil Google Doodle will be in Green colour and only be seen by the users in Brazil. The Doodle shows the events like football, volleyball, weightlifting, athletics, para-triathlon, etc. Here is the list of 19 athletes to represent India in the Rio Paralympics 2016:

  • Amit Kumar Saroha - Club throw
  • Dharambir - Club throw
  • Devendra Jhajaria - Javelin throw
  • Narendra Ranbir - Javelin Throw
  • Sundar Singh Gurjar - Javelin throw
  • Virender Dhankar - Shotput, Javelin throw
  • Sandeep - Javelin throw
  • Rinku - Javelin Throw
  • Mariyappan Thangavelu - High jump
  • Rampal Chahar - High jump
  • Sharad Kumar - High jump
  • Varun Singh Bhati - High Jump
  • Deepa Malik - Shot put
  • Karamjyoti Dalal - Discus throw
  • Ankur Dhama - 1500m
  • Basha Farman - Powerlifting
  • Suyash Narayan Jadhav - Swimming
  • Pooja Rani - Archery
  • Naresh Kumar Sharma - Shooting

PV Sindhu, Sakshi Malik to be conferred with Rajiv khel Ratna award

The sports ministry of India announced the list of the highest sports honour Rajiv Khel Ratna awardees for this year. The Rio Olympics medallists ace shuttler PV. Sindhu and wrestler Sakshi Malik will be conferred with the prestigious award along with Gymnast Dipa Karmakar and shooter Jitu Rai.

Rajiv Khel Ratna award is given to sports persons for outstanding performance in the field over a period of four years. The award consists of a cash prize of Rs.7.5 lakh along with a medal and a citation.

  • PV Sindhu - Badminton
  • Dipa Karmakar - Gymnastics
  • Jitu Rai - Shooting
  • Sakshi Malik –Wrestling

The government has also announced Dronacharya Award, the honour for excellence in sports coaching. The list of the awardees is to Nagapuri Ramesh (Athletics), Sagar Mal Dhayal (Boxing), Raj Kumar Sharma (Cricket), Bishweshwar Nandi (Gymnastics), S. Pradeep Kumar (Swimming, Lifetime) and Mahabir Singh (Wrestling, Lifetime).

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Dhyan Chand Award for their life-time contribution to sports development will be awarded to Satti Geetha (Athletics), Sylvanus Dung Dung (Hockey), Rajendra Pralhad Shelke (Rowing)

About 15 sports persons were conferred with Arjun Award for consistent performance in the last four years. Rajat Chauhan (Archery), Lalita Babar (Athletics), Sourav Kothari (Billiards & Snooker), Shiva Thapa (Boxing), Ajinkya Rahane (Cricket), Subrata Paul (Football), Rani (Hockey), Raghunath V.R. (Hockey), Gurpreet Singh (Shooting), Apurvi Chandela (Shooting), Soumyajit Ghosh (Table Tennis), Vinesh (Wrestling), Amit Kumar (Wrestling), Sandeep Singh Mann (Para-Athletics), Virender Singh (Wrestling, Deaf).

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The Selection Committee for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award and the Arjuna Award was headed by Justice S.K. Agarwal, retired Delhi High Court Judge and the Selection Committee for the Dronacharya Award and the Dhyan Chand Award was headed by M.C. Mary Kom.

Arjuna, Dronacharya and Dhyan Chand awardees will receive statuettes, certificates and a cash prize of Rs.5 lakh each.

These awards will be given by President of India, at Rashtrapati Bhawan on August 29.

PV Sindhu Becomes First Indian Daughter to bag Olympic Silver Medal

The day was different when all the news items focused only on the prestigious and most awaited Women’s Gold Medal Match, with all hopes laying on P.V Sindhu the ace shuttler of India.

Media persons gathered at her home to collect the response from her parents, about her historic entry into finals. And the time came where billions of Indians stuck to the television watching the match and cheering.

PV Sindhu fought in the final match till the last set point against her opponent Carolina Marine from Spain. After winning the first set, Sindhu saw a dominant opponent which made her lose the game 21-19, 12-21, 15-21 to Marine. However, the 21-year-old Telugu girl fought like a true champion to secure Silver medal for her country.

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The post match gestures by Sindhu won billions of hearts in the indoor stadium and the viewers in front of the TV. Carolina sobbed after her win and dropped her racquet. Then the Sindhu congratulated Carolina for her success with a hug and went back picked up Marines Racquet and kept it in the winners bag. This gesture lauded Sindhu’s win more than the gold.

PV Sindhu (India), Carolina Marine (Spain), Nozomi Okuhara (Japan)

Indian Coach P.Gopichand was facing Double pressure than the player with a Racquet. All his efforts and dreams to get gold for the country were on his shoulders. His support for the young women throughout the game was appreciated by the Indian landscape.

Carolina too became the first Women to bag Gold for her country in Badminton singles. The top-seeded broke into tears during the medal ceremony where Spains National Anthem was played. Carolina dominated her play and proved that she is worth Gold medal.

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After Sindhu’s historic win Government of Telangana has announced a price amount of 1 Cr. The other rewards she is likely to get are 50 lakh cash price from Madhya Pradesh government, a BMW from Hyderabad District Badminton Association, cash price from All India Football Federation. She may be signing as Brand Ambassador for a top Jewellery shop and some real estate firms.

Rio Olympics 2016 Highlights: P.V. Sindhu Enters Semi Finals Beating Wang Yihan

Rio Olympics 2016 Highlights: After ten days at Rio Olympics, where the United States still topping medal count with 84 medals, India is still struggling to get a single win. Michael Phelps, Katie Ledecky and Simone Biles scored 12 gold two silver and one bronze medal in these games. Simone Biles Got a Kiss From Zac Efron at the Olympics.

Argentina enters finals of men’s hockey beating Germany 5-2. The team will be playing against the winner of Netherlands vs. Belgium.

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US star gymnast Simone Biles won the women’s floor exercise at the Rio gaining forth gold for the country.

Usain Bolt enters semi-finals in 200m heats. Jamaican star has already won 100m sprint and is all set to go for next two 200m and 4*100m sprint events. Omar Mcleod of Jamaica wins gold in men’s 110m hurdles final.

Sebastian Brendel of Germany beat Brazil’s Isaquias Queiroz to win gold in men’s 1,000-metres canoe sprint.

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Lisa Carrington won her second straight gold in the women’s 200-metre flatwater race in 40 seconds. Nicola Adams, from Great Britain, won the first gold medal in Olympic women’s boxing.

Japan enters finals of women’s doubles badminton after defeating South Korea 21-16, 21-15. China’s Fu Haifeng and Zhang Nan men’s doubles badminton pair wins against, Britain pair thereby entering finals.

Japan table tennis women’s team won bronze medal beating Singapore. Christian Taylor from the US won gold for triple jump title

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P.V. Sindhu (22-20) still keeps the hope of medal alive as she entered after a straight set win on Wang Yihan the world no. 2, 21-19. She exhibited her skills in the crowd filled quarters match to stun the world champion.

PV Sindhu Semi finals is with Nozomi Okuhara on 18 August.

Wrestler Hardeep Singh lost to Turkish counter part 1-2 Cenk İldem at 16th round stage.

Wrestler Narsingh Yadav may get a chance to compete in Olympics as his plea will be decided by Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) few hours before his bout.

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