Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Citi Bank announce partnership with 18 Paralympic Committees including India

Global bank Citi has announced that it has entered into a partnership agreement with the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) to become an International Partner through to 2020. Citi will support National Paralympic Committees (NPCs) in 18 countries as they...

India’s indomitable wheelchair tennis players

A rasping forehand down-the-line shot lands on the line for a winner, and the sparse crowd responds with a warm round of applause. The next point starts with a strong first-serve down the “T”, and this induces a mistimed...

Manasi Joshi wins gold after airline misplaces prosthetics ahead of tournament

It takes a special kind of bold to sit up and fight back when all circumstances seem to be resolutely stacked against you. At the recent Australian Para Badminton International, Indian para-shuttlers were responsible, one way or the other,...

A look back at the Asian Para Games and the positives for India

Training, Surrounding, Support Staff, Competition, Performance The Indian para-athletes were eventually closing on all the factors. Slowly and steadily things were falling in place. The Indonesia 2018 Asian Para Games touched most of these factors as the 192-member Indian team celebrated the success of their...

Superstition, Self-belief and Finland training key to Sandeep Chaudhary’s world record show

A fourth-place finish in Paralympic Games would be disheartening for many newcomers but not for Indian para javelin thrower Sandeep Chaudhary. It acted as a catalyst to give him the extra push in the years to come. Two years...

In Numbers: Manasi Joshi’s amazing consistency makes her a medal prospect in the Asian Para Games

In 2014, three years after a horrific accident that affected her for life, Manasi Joshi played her first international para-badminton tournament. She went in with no expectations, barely having turned pro at that point in time, but came out...

Stigma, financial troubles no barrier to success for Rubina Francis

In sports, we often take the relationship between an athlete and their coach for granted. Since most of the development takes place outside the limelight, we often overlook the challenges faced by both the individuals. Instead, we only come...

Rinku Hooda: From the track to the field, on ‘Haryana ki mitti’

Rinku Hooda's introduction to Para sports began after his arm got stuck in a paddy-sowing machine when he was merely 3-years-old. However, that has not stopped the iron-willed athlete from achieving great heights and making the nation proud. In...

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...

Niranjan Mukundan: Taking it one day at a time

The Thanyapura Academy in Phuket is fondly known among swimming circuits as a FINA hub. In 2015, as a part of a partnership between the global body for governance of swimming and the academy itself, 21 aspiring Olympians and...