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Once dubbed crazy for practicing, Manoj Sarkar hopes for a better future for Indian para-sports

"This is a slightly complicated question for me," says Manoj when I ask him since when he has been playing Badminton. "The reason being that I have played Badminton both as an able-bodied and a para-athlete." "I used to play badminton ever since I was a child. And I was good at the sport too," he continues, as he recounts...

BWF World Championship 2019: Bhagat, Tarun, Sarkar enter semi-finals

BWF Para Badminton World Championship
Pramod Bhagat ,Tarun Dhillon, Manoj Sarkar, Sukant Kadam and Krishna Nagar cruised into the semi-finals of the BWF Para Badminton World Championships 2019

Arjuna will boost my Tokyo 2020 preparations: para badminton ace Pramod Bhagat

Pramod Bhagat became the fourth para badminton player to get an Arjuna Award after former world champions Parul Parmer, Raj Kumar and Manoj Sarkar.

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India's world champion para-athletes
India has always had a rich history of para-athletes who have brought the nation accolades on the world stage. From our Summer Paralympic debut in 1968 to the Athens 2004 games where Devendra Jhajharia won gold for javelin throw and Rajinder Singh won bronze for powerlifting, our athletes have had considerable success despite having minimal infrastructural support and national...

Indian team win 15 medals at Peru Para Badminton International 2020

Parul Parmar and Pramod Bhagat(Image: Twitter)
Indian contingent has displayed an outstanding performance in Peru at Para Badminton International 2020 with 15 medals to display, seven of them being gold. Indian badminton star Pramod Bhagat won two gold at the event one in men's singles and the other in doubles. Other than Bhagat's excellent display of badminton, there were many others to win gold at the...

Brazil Para Badminton International: India returns with 11 medals

India's Para Badminton Team
The Indian para badminton contingent returned with a rich haul of 11 medals from the BWF Brazil Para Badminton International that was staged in Sao Paulo from 10th February to 16th February. With four gold medals, five silvers and two bronze, the shuttlers were impressive as they pitched in with a fine showing,...

Under the TOPs scheme, Olympics Bound Athletes to get a boost from the SAI

The INOX group will be the official sponsor of the Indian team for the rescheduled Tokyo Olympics
The Mission Olympic Cell’s 47th Agenda meeting, chaired by Director General of Sports Authority of India (SAI) discussed the performance of athletes under the Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) and reviewed the financial proposals of TOPS athletes in various sporting disciplines. During the meeting, financial proposal of approximately Rs. 1.3 crores were cleared...

Mission Olympic Cell sanctions financial help for top athletes

The Mission Olympic Cell (MOC) on Monday sanctioned Rs 1.5 crore as financial assistance for training, competition and equipment needs of several athletes, including wrestler Bajrang Punia, shuttler Kidambi Srikanth and javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra ahead of the Tokyo Games. Shooters Anjum Moudgil, Divyansh Singh Panwar and Mairaj Ahmad Khan, who have booked Tokyo...

Despite administrative unrest, Indian para-athletes took big leap in 2019

2019 was a breakthrough year for many Indian athletes as they soared above expectations to leave a mark in the international field. While the season was defined by the dominating run of the Indian women's cricket team or the gold medal that PV Sindhu clinched at the World Championships, the para-athletes too stunned and broke the shackles...

Indian Para-Badminton players win 7 medals, including 2 gold at Tokyo Test Event

India Para Badminton
Indian para-badminton players shine at Hulic Daihatsu Japan Para-Badminton International 2019, the Tokyo Test event ahead of Paralympics 2020, clinching seven medals. The event took place at the National Stadium Yoyogi in Tokyo where the Paralympics will be taking place. The Indian contingent picked up two gold medals, one silver medal and four bronze...