Tag Archives: Paralympics

Rio Paralympics: Javelin thrower Jhajharia creates history, wins another gold

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 in Rio de Janeiro. Devendra, who won his previous gold in the 2004 Athens Games, bettered his own world record to finish on top in the men’s F46 event. Read More

Paralympics: Racing driver Zanardi wins gold, 15 years after losing legs

Former Formula One driver Alessandro Zanardi won his third Paralympic gold medal on Wednesday, a day before the 15th anniversary of the Champ Car crash that cost the Italian both legs and nearly his life. The 49-year-old won the 20km H5 hand-cycling road time trial in Rio de Janeiro to add to the two golds he won on his Paralympics Read More

Mariyappan Thangavelu wins high jump gold at Paralympics

Mariyappan Thangavelu became only the third Indian ever to clinch a Paralympic gold, while Varun Bhati secured a bronze as the duo scripted history for the country in the men’s T42 high jump event of the ongoing Rio Games in Rio de Janeiro. The 21-year-old Thangavelu, who was merely five-years-old when his right leg was crushed by a speeding bus Read More

Deepa Malik first woman to win Paralympics medal with shot put silver

Deepa’s best throw of 4.61m from her six attempts was enough to clinch the silver medal. India, thus, now have secured three medal from the Rio Paralympics. Deepa will receive a cash award of Rs 4 crore under Haryana Sports Scheme for her feat. Bahrain’s Fatema Nedham won the gold medal with a best throw of 4.76m, while Dimitra Korokida Read More

Mariyappan Thangavelu wins high jump gold at Paralympics

There was double joy for India at the Rio Paralympics on Saturday as high jumpers Mariyappan Thangavelu and Varun Singh Bhati won gold and bronze. Thangavelu scripted history, becoming the first Indian para-athlete to win a gold medal in the men’s high jump-T42, on Day 2 of the Games at the Olympic Stadium, in Rio de Janeiro. IMAGE: India’s Mariyappan Read More

Brazil’s state-led oil company Petrobras may fund Paralympics as Government aid ban lifted

Brazil’s state-led oil company, Petrobras, may buy marketing rights for the cash-strapped Paralympic Games set for September, a source involved in the negotiations told Reuters on Wednesday. The support, if approved, could help bridge the Games’ budget shortfall, now that a judge has overturned an injunction blocking the use of new public funds for the 40-billion-real ($12.5 billion) Olympics and Read More