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India to Send Largest-ever Contingent to Match Record Medal Haul at 2016 Rio Edition

The Olympic Games could have come to an in depth, however Tokyo is barely half performed with the mega sporting occasion. The Japanese capital metropolis is gearing as much as host the 2020 Paralympics Games later this month. The Tokyo Paralympics are set to kick off from August 24 and the 2020 version will see hundreds of athletes, coaches and groups from over a 100 nations descend in Tokyo to take part in 593 occasions throughout 22 disciplines which shall be hosted throughout 21 venues.

The Indian contingent will comprise 54 para athletes, which is its largest ever until date. They will compete throughout 9 sporting occasions/disciplines on the upcoming Tokyo Paralympics. The 2016 Rio Paralympics gold medalist Mariyappan Thangavelu (males’s excessive leap) has been chosen because the nation’s flag bearer within the opening ceremony. The Indian contingent can even characteristic two-time Paralympics gold-medalist Devendra Jhajharia (Javelin) amongst others who shall be taking part within the upcoming Games.

The 2016 Rio Paralympics was the nation’s largest ever illustration on the Games the place 19 athletes represented India in 5 sport disciplines. It additionally ended up being the nation’s best-enue efficiency, with a report haul of 4 medals – two gold, one silver and one bronze.

Earlier this 12 months the Paralympic Committee of India’s (PCI) choice committee carried out a two-day trial on the Jawaharlal Nehru (JLN) Stadium for all athletes heading for Tokyo.

“We had to make some really bold decisions in the welfare of the athletes,” PCI president Deepa Malik, informed ANI. Malik, who’s a silver medalist from the 2016 Rio Games, added, “This year’s March National Meet was very important. There was a difficult time in getting the trials done, to be able to make the SOP, we want to thank the Sports Authority of India (SAI),” she additional added. She additionally thanked the SAI secretary to have personally ignored all of the preparations on the venue.

Paralympics is the quadrennial occasion for differently-abled athletes. It is just like the Olympics and can also be held and cut up into the Summer and Winter Games, which alternately happen each two years.

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