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54 Paralympics athletes to represent India and begin their journey for the medals at Tokyo Paralympics on 25th August

All 54 athletes are part of Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS)

Key Highlights:

  • This is the biggest-ever contingent India has sent to any Paralympics with 54 atheletes.
  • Bhavina and Sonalben start their qualification rounds in Tokyo on the opening day, i.e, August 25. They are a part of the Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) Core group.
  • Aruna will participate in the Women’s under 49kg K44 category. She will be in action on September 2 from the round-of-16 rounds. She is a part of the Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS).
  • Sakina, who will participate in the women’s up to 50kg category, is the only Indian woman paralympian to ever win a Commonwealth Games medal.

 

54 athletes from India will be competing in 9 sports disciplines including Archery, Athletics (Track and Field), Badminton, Swimming, Weightlifting among others. This is the biggest-ever contingent India has sent to any Paralympics. All 54 athletes are part of Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) scheme.

Bhavina Patel and Sonalben Patel, both belonging to the State of Gujarat, are looking at putting their best foot forward at the Paralympic Games. The duo is participating at the Para Table Tennis Women’s singles Wheelchair Class 4 category and the Women’s singles Wheelchair Class 3 category respectively. They are pairing up for the Women’s Doubles event as well.

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