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Tokyo Paralympics: Vinod Kumar, Tek Chand Among 5 Indian Athletes To Attend Opening Ceremony

5 Indian athletes, six officers will mark their presence on the Tokyo Paralympics opening ceremony.© Paralympics India/Twitter

Discus thrower Vinod Kumar and javelin thrower Tek Chand are among the many 5 Indian athletes who will attend the Tokyo Paralympics opening ceremony. A complete of Indian 54 para-athletes from throughout 9 sports activities disciplines might be that includes within the Paralympic Video games. That is India’s greatest ever contingent to Paralympic Video games. The Paralympic Video games is scheduled to be held between August 24 and September 5. Thangavelu Mariyappan, Rio 2016 gold medal winner, would be the flag bearer of India within the opening ceremony.

Powerlifters Jaideep Kumar and Sakina Khatun are the opposite para-athletes who will attend the Paralympics opening ceremony.

Gursharan Singh, India’s Chef de Mission, Deputy Chef de Mission (CDM) Arhan Bagati, and coach of para-athletics crew Satyanarayana are among the many six Indian officers who will attend the opening ceremony.

Through the opening ceremony, the Indian contingent will enter the stadium from gate quantity 5.

In the meantime, Vinod Kumar has been reclassified within the T/F52 class forward of the Video games.

And thrower Tek Chand has been categorised within the T/F55 class, although on the earlier classification he had been categorised within the T/F54 class.

Satyanarayana, the chairperson of Indian Para Athletics, was joyful that Vinod Kumar’s classification was as per expectation.

“Vinod Kumar’s re-classification in his personal class is a superb information. India’s probabilities of successful a medal on this class are shiny and any change right here would have been an enormous blow to Vinod Kumar and the Indian contingent,” mentioned Satyanarayana in an announcement.


“Tek Chand on different hand has been categorised in a single class above and therefore his competitors might be that a lot harder, however we’re positive that he’ll give his greatest,” he added.

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