Tokyo Paralympics to start from August 24
By Our Correspondent, 22/08/2021, New Delhi

54 athletes will represent India and compete in 9 sports disciplines at Tokyo Paralympics scheduled to be held between 24 August and 5 September 2021. The disciplines include Archery, Athletics Track and Field, Badminton, Swimming, Weightlifting among others. This is the biggest-ever contingent India has sent to any Paralympics. Sports Ministry said, all 54 athletes are part of Target Olympic Podium Scheme TOPS scheme.

Bhavina Patel and Sonalben Patel will participate in the Para Table Tennis Women’s singles Wheelchair Class 4 category and the Women’s singles Wheelchair Class 3 category. They are also pairing up for the Women’s Doubles event. Aruna Tanwar is sole Para Taekwondo representative at the Paralympic Games from India. She will participate in the Women’s under 49 kg K44 category. In Para Powerlifting, Jai Deep and Sakina Khatun will represent the country. Sakina will participate in the women’s up to 50 kg category. Jai Deep will participate in the Men’s up to 65 kg category.