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The felicitation ceremony | By Special Arrangement

KIIT felicitates Olympians, names stadiums after Pramod Bhagat, Dutee Chand

Sports talents groomed by KIIT have gained laurels in national and international spheres, and made their mark at the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets Indian contingent of the 2020 Summer Paralympics, in New Delhi on 9 September 2021 | PTI

‘I get motivation, inspiration from you all’: Modi to India’s Tokyo Paralympics contingent

The PM also said that India’s celebrated para athletes have a 'lot more to offer' to the country and urged them to play a role outside the sports arena to bring about a change.
File photo of Krishna Nagar | Twitter/@ANI

Krishna Nagar wins gold in men’s singles SH6 class at Paralympics, secures India’s 5th

Nagar saw off his rival Hong Kong's Chu Man Kai in the final to retain his unbeaten run at the Games and join compatriot Pramod Bhagat in the gold medal-winning list.

India’s Suhas Yathiraj bags silver in men’s singles badminton at Tokyo Paralympics

The 38-year-old Noida district magistrate lost 21-15 17-21 15-21 to two-time world champion France's Lucas Mazur in the 62-minute SL4 class final Sunday.
Pramod Bhagat

Pramod Bhagat wins historic badminton gold in Paralympics, Manoj Sarkar claims bronze

Bhagat beat Great Britain's Daniel Bethell in the summit clash while Sarkar defeated Japan's Daisuke Fujihara in the third place play-off.

Haider Ali, the Pakistani gold medalist who bunked classes for long-jump training

PM Imran Khan congratulated the athlete saying, ‘his discus throw of 55.26m won him the medal, making the whole Pakistan proud.’
Para shooters

Manish Narwal clinches India’s 3rd gold, Adana bags silver at Tokyo Paralympics

19-year-old Narwal shot a total of 218.2, a Paralympic record, to claim the yellow metal in his debut Games and Adana won silver with an effort of 216.7 in Paralympics shooting.

Olympics gave India a high, Paralympics has taken it higher. Are administrators listening?

Despite the gains made by Indian para-athletes and the media attention, it will risk further consignment as a niche sport, plagued by bureaucracy.
Gautam Buddh Nagar DM and para-badminton player Suhas L. Yathiraj | Photo: ANI

Badminton is a ‘spiritual experience’ for this IAS officer. Now, he’s in Tokyo Paralympic semis

Suhas Yathiraj went from hobbyist to pro after attending a badminton tournament as chief guest in 2015, and is just two wins away from a gold medal at Tokyo 2020.

Shooter Avani Lekhara wins bronze, becomes first Indian woman to win two Paralympic medals

Lekhara clinched bronze in the Women's 50m rifle 3 positions SH1 at the Tokyo Paralympics. Earlier this week, the 19-year-old had become the first woman to win a gold at the Games.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.