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Indian Deaf Wrestler

SAI to appoint differently-abled coaches for hearing and speech impaired athletes

The Sports Authority of India (SAI) may soon appoint differently-abled coaches to work with hearing and speech impaired athletes after Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju...
Rakshitha Raju (second left) and Radha Venkatesh (second right) (Source: Steven/Glover/

Blind athletes from Karnataka subjected to state government apathy, awaiting job and award

Asian medallists Rakshitha, Radha battle poverty, adversity as they gear up for Paralympics. Among several of the remarkable performances in the 2018 Asian Para Games,...
Asian Youth Para Games

Asian Youth Para Games to be held in Bahrain in December 2021

The Asian Paralympic Committee (APC) on Wednesday announced that Bahrain will host the fourth edition of the Asian Youth Para Games from December 1...
Deaf Cricket

Indian deaf cricket team to participate in DICC ODI World Cup 2021

The Indian deaf cricket team is set to take part in the the 'DICC Cricket ODI World Cup - 2021', scheduled to be held...
Deepa Malik

Darkest night brought the best sunrise of my life: Deepa Malik

"The darkest night brought the best sunrise of my life," said Deepa Malik, the first Indian woman to win a medal in the Paralympic...
Palak Kohli

Paralympics-bound Palak Kohli continues full training despite lockdown

Locked in their homes or hostel rooms might be the story of most Indian athletes amid the COVID-19 pandemic but Tokyo Paralympics-bound shuttler Palak...
Deepa Malik

I have retired from active sports, but not today: Deepa Malik

Deepa Malik, the first Indian woman to claim a medal in the Paralympic Games, has retired from active sports, a decision she took before...
Gursharan Singh and Ashok Bedi

Paralympic Committee of India donates 500 PPE kits to Delhi government

The Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) has donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kits to the Delhi state government, contributing in country's fight against COVID-19...
Sharad Kumar

After 3 years of preparation, I am anxious about future – High jumper Sharad...

He has spent the better part of last three years in Ukraine getting battle-ready for the 2020 Paralympics but with the COVID-19 pandemic causing...
Manasi Joshi (Image: The Week)

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

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.
International Paralympic Committee

Paralympic Committee won’t seek IOC’s help to its solve cash flow problem

The International Paralympic Committee has a “cash flow” problem, but its president has ruled out going to the International Olympic Committee for help. President...

Paralympian Sandeep only Indian in the Forbes 30 Under 30 list

Twenty three year old Indian para athlete Sandeep, has made his way into the Forbes' list of 30 under 30 in Entertainment and Sports...
Sharad Kumar (Image: Reuters)

Para-athlete Sharad Kumar pledges Rs 1 lakh for fight against coronavirus

Indian para high jumper, Sharad Kumar is no different when it comes to helping the government in curbing the worsening situation of coronavirus spread.
Inshah Bashir | Source: The Better India

My disability is my strength: Kashmir’s first woman wheelchair basketball player

Inshah Basir recalls playing her first game of wheelchair basketball in an open court, surrounded by mainly male onlookers who shouted insults and called...
Nisha Gupta | Source: The Better India

Meet Nisha Gupta, whose wheelchair exploits made her an inspiration to thousands

"No matter how tall a wall is, never stop climbing!" Difficult times come and go, but the only thing that matters is to keep the...
Tokyo 2020 (Image: Tech Crunch)

Indian Paralympic body welcomes postponement of Tokyo Olympics

The Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) on Wednesday welcomed the postponement of Tokyo Olympics to 2021, calling it a "big relief" for para athletes...
Source: Facebook / Chandeep Singh Sudan

Both arms amputated at 11, Chandeep Sudan is now a national-level skater

When Chandeep Singh Sudan lost both of his arms in a deadly electric shock measuring almost 11,000 volts at age 11, he feared he’d...
Source: Redbull

Shailesh Kumar: Meet India’s fastest wheelchair half-marathoner

During his early teenage years, he had always evinced a great deal of interest in sports. Then, during a normal game of football on...

How wheelchair tennis player Madhu Bagri is more than just an inspirational story

Some people are born great, others have greatness thrust upon them, they say. Infantile took away 18-month-old Madhu Bagri’s ability to walk. Today, she...
Jayanti Behera (Image: Kalinga TV)

Once portrayed as liability, Jayanti qualifies for 2020 Paralympics

Odisha as a state is growing tremendously when it comes to sports, especially with the recently concluded Khelo India University games in Bhubaneswar. It got...