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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2017, Vol. 4, Issue 4, Part E

Indian Paralympic Medalist


Author(s): Gurpinder Singh

Abstract: The paralympic games is major international multi-sport sport event involving athletes with a range of disabilities, including impaired muscle power, impaired passive range of movement, limb deficiency, leg length difference, short stature, hypertonia, vision impairment and intellectual impairment. Now days both summer and winter paralympic are organised parallel to Olympic games which are governed by International Paralympic Committee. India capped off a successful paralympic games campaign in Rio de Janeiro by procuring their best ever haul of four medals, including two gold and a silver and bronze medal. Mariyappan Thangavelu and Varun Singh Bhati secured two medals in High jump category. Deepa Malik won second place in the women shotput event. Fourth Devendra Jhajhariya won gold medal by breaking his own record in javelin throw. First even gold in Paralympic for India was earned by Murlikant Petkar in 1972 at Heidelberg games in 50 meter freestyle swimming.

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Gurpinder Singh. Indian Paralympic Medalist. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2017;4(4):274-275.
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