More than 50 Paralympics athletes going to represent India


Around 54 athletes from India are competing in almost 9 games during this Tokyo Olympics. Including Javelin, Swimming, Badminton among others.

Bhavina Patel and Sonalben Patel, para Olympics athletes belong to the State of Gujarat. Both are giving their best in the Paralympic games.

Bhavina and Sonalben commenced their qualification part on the 25th of August, the opening day of the Tokyo Olympics. The qualifying rounds are scheduled for August 25, 26, and 27, the semi-final, and therefore the final is planned for August 28 and 29.

Both of them are under the training of Coach Lalan Doshi in Ahmedabad. Sonalben is at the rank 19th while Bhavina is at 8 in their categories. Both are members of the Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS)group and received key interventions from the govt of India through partaking in international level competitions.

Bhavina has received financial assistance too from the government in procuring Robots, TT Tables, and TT wheelchairs. Assist by the Physiotherapy, psychologist, Dietician, & coaching fees to organize for the upcoming Tokyo Paralympic Games is similar to Sports specific equipment like table game balls, ply, rubber, glue, etc for training.

Following within the footsteps of her elder sisters from Para TT would be Aruna Tanwar, the 21-year-old sole Para-Taekwondo representative at the Paralympic Games from India. Haryana-based Aruna will participate within the Women’s under 49kg K44 category.

She is going to be in action on September 2 from the round-of-16 rounds. Aruna’s ranked 30th within the K44 category, maybe a silver medalist at the Asian Para-Taekwondo Championship in Vietnam in 2018 still as a bronze medalist at the planet Para-Taekwondo Championship which held in Turkey. She is also a member of the Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) and gets financial assistance from the government for sports-specific equipment.

In Para Powerlifting, India is dispatch two of the most effective candidates, Jai Deep and Sakina Khatun. Sakina, a hard-working girl born in the state. She got training at the SAI National Center of Excellence in Bangalore. Jai Deep, a Haryana-based athlete has taken the training at Rohtak in Rajiv Gandhi Stadium. Both are contestant of Para Powerlifting are the member of TOPS Core team.

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