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India sends largest contingent for Fazza Para-Badminton International

The crème de la crème of Para-badminton including the World No. 1s are in action this week at the 2ndFazza Dubai Para-Badminton International Championship that started at the Shabab Al-Ahli Club on 2nd April. The competition, also the second event to serve as the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic qualifier, has an entry field of 280 players from 39 countries, double the...

Six swimmers, five para-badminton players included in TOPS

TThe Sports Authority of India’s Mission Olympic Cell has selected five para-badminton players, for inclusion in the Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) for Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. Six swimmers have been selected for the Developmental Group for Olympic 2024. The Target Olympic Podium Scheme is a flagship program of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports which is a scheme...

A year ahead of Tokyo 2020, Indian para-badminton players stand at crossroads

It was back in September 2017, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) announced a program of 14 events - seven men's, six women's and one mixed for Tokyo 2020, where badminton will make its Paralympic debut. A total of 90 players (44 men and 46 women) will compete in singles, doubles and mixed doubles events. With just a year left...

India assured three medals at the 2017 Para-Badminton Championships

Indian duo of Ruhi Satish Shingade and Raja Magotra stormed into the semi-finals at the on-going Para-Badminton Championships in the XD SS6 category to seal India's first podium finish.They got the better of Luke Missen and Kobie Jane Donovan in a two-set encounter with scores of 21-15, 21-9 in Ulsan, South Korea. they are likely to face Andrew Martin and Rachel...

World Champion Manasi Joshi thinks Tokyo postponement will help her get better

Manasi Joshi (Image: The Week)
Indian Para Badminton player Manasi Joshi is in full strength to convert her World Championship performance and result to the Paralympics when the sports makes its debut.

Coronavirus: Parupali Kashyap contributes to CM Relief Fund

As India continues its fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, many sports persons are coming forward and making contributions in the state and national relief funds.

Coronavirus: Para Badminton player Pramod Bhagat donates Rs 2 lakh in Odisha CM Relief Fund

Bhagat joins the likes of MC Mary Kom, PV Sindhu, Apurvi Chandela Neeraj Chopra, Manu Bhaker, Hima Das and others who have made contributions to fight the cause of COVID-19.

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

Tokyo 2020 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...

No cricketers nominated for BBC Indian Sportswoman of the year award

Cricketers, representing the most favoured sport in the country, did not make it to the final nomination of the BBC Indian Sportswoman of the Year award, which was announced in New Delhi on Monday. The final list, however, includes para-badminton star Manasi Joshi, which makes a positive impact on the discriminating society and sets the spirit right.

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...