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Sachin Tendulkar: Paralympic champions are remarkably abled

  • Paralympic, Rio olympic, Devendra Jhajharia, Mariyappan Thangavelu, Deepa Malik, Varun Singh Bhati, Sachin Tendulkar
    Tendulkar said he was extremely proud of all the Paralympic medal winners and the others who took part in Rio and termed them ...

    Four Indian Rio Paralympics medal winners -- Devendra Jhajharia, Mariyappan Thangavelu, Deepa Malik and Varun Singh Bhati were felicitated by a host of personalities, including cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar.

  • Paralympic, Rio olympic, Devendra Jhajharia, Mariyappan Thangavelu, Deepa Malik, Varun Singh Bhati, Sachin Tendulkar
    "I was the flag-bearer of the country in Rio, so the responsibility was more on me for India. People discussed that Devendra is 35 ...

    Jhajharia had won the gold medal in men's javelin throw F46 and is the only Indian to have clinched two gold medals in Paralympics.

  • Paralympic, Rio olympic, Devendra Jhajharia, Mariyappan Thangavelu, Deepa Malik, Varun Singh Bhati, Sachin Tendulkar
    "My world record was broken after 12 years in Rio. Before this, I held the world record in 2004, which no one was able to break. I went to ...

    Thangavelu also clinched a gold medal in men's high jump T42 while Bhati won a bronze in the same event. Malik became the first Indian woman to bag a medal in Paralympics by clinching a silver in women's F53 shot put

  • Paralympic, Rio olympic, Devendra Jhajharia, Mariyappan Thangavelu, Deepa Malik, Varun Singh Bhati, Sachin Tendulkar
    Speaking on the occasion, Malik said, "It is sad that every time we say Paralympics, we have to add it is Olympics Paralymics. It is still ...

    Each of the medal winners received a cheque of Rs 15 lakh. It was also announced that medal winners in earlier editions of Paralympics will also be presented Rs 15 lakh each.

  • Paralympic, Rio olympic, Devendra Jhajharia, Mariyappan Thangavelu, Deepa Malik, Varun Singh Bhati, Sachin Tendulkar
    The GoSports Foundation would also receive Rs 35 lakh to continue its endeavour in supporting and developing future Paralympic champions.

    These include Murlikant Petkar (1972), Bhimrao Keskar, Joginder Singh Bedi (both 1984), Rajinder Singh Rahelu (2014) and H N Girisha (2012).

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