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Rio Paralympic medallists to be given cash awards

India has sent its biggest-ever contingent of 17 athletes to the Rio Paralympics which starts on 7th September

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Photo Credit: Dept of Sports MYAS Twitter Handle
Photo Credit: Dept of Sports MYAS Twitter Handle

In a morale booster for the athletes participating at the Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, the Ministry on Tuesday announced that the medallists will be given cash awards at par with last month's Olympic medal winners.

India has sent its biggest-ever contingent of 17 athletes to the which starts in the Brazilian city on Wednesday.


Squad:

(high jump), (high jump), Pooja (archery), Sharad Kumar (high jump), Rampal Chahar (high jump), Sundar Singh Gurjar (javelin throw), Devendra Jhajaria (javelin throw), Rinku (javelin throw), Narender Ranbir (javelin throw), Sandeep (javelin throw), Amit Kumar Saroha (club throw), Deepa Malik (shot put), Dharambir (club throw), Ankur Dhama (1,500 metres run), Basha Farman (powerlifting), Suyash Narayan Jadhav (swimming), Naresh Kumar Sharma (shooting).

First Published: Tue, September 06 2016. 15:18 IST
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