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India Squad For Rio Summer Paralympics 2016

India Squad For Rio Summer Paralympics 2016- Since 1968, Indian athletes have been showcasing their talents in the Paralympic Games. Except in the years 1976 and 1980 India couldn’t make it for the same. Now the wait comes to an end as this year too India will be a part of the 15th Paralympic Games which are going to happen at Rio de Janerio, Brazil between 7th September- 18th September 2016.On August 8, the Paralympic Committee of India declared the list of participants who are going to be a part of the Summer Olympics. Again a proud moment for India as the Indian athletes will enter the stadium to represent their country.

Rio Summer Paralympics

Rio Summer Paralympics

On August 8, the Paralympic Committee of India declared the list of participants who are going to be a part of the Summer Olympics. Again a proud moment for India as the Indian athletes will enter the stadium to represent their country.

Total eighteen number of athletes will represent India in the games. There are five sports included in the games viz- Athletics, Powerlifting, Shooting, Archery and Swimming.

India Squad For Rio Summer Paralympics 2016

Indian Athletes at Rio Paralympics- Here’s a list of participants representing India at the Summer Olympics 2016 at Rio de Janerio,Brazil (7th-18th September)

Participant name        Discipline          Event                  

Pooja Archery (Recurve Individual)
Ankur Dhama Athletics (1500m race)
Mariyappan Thangavelu Athletics (High Jump)
Varun Singh Bhati Athletics (High Jump)
Sharad Kumar Athletics (High Jump)
Rampal Chahar Athletics (High Jump)
Karamjyoti Dalal Athletics (Discus Throw)
Devendra Jhajharia Athletics (Javelin Throw)
Sundar Singh Gurjar Athletics (Javelin Throw)
Rinku Athletics (Javelin Throw)
Ranbeer Narender Athletics (Javelin Throw)
Sandeep Athletics (Javelin Throw)
Amit Kumar Saroha Athletics (Club Throw)
Dharambir Athletics (Club Throw)
Virender Dhankhar Athletics (Discus Throw)
Deepa Malik Athletics (Shotput)
Farman Basha Powerlifting (Men’s 49kg)
Naresh Sharma Shooting (Men’s R7 50m Rifle 3 positions)
Suyash Narayan Jadhav Swimming (Men’s 50m Butterfly)

“The people of India will be enthusiastically cheering for our athletes representing India at the Rio 2016 Paralympics, starting 7th Sept. We all wish our contingent for the Rio 2016 Paralympics the very best. I am sure our athletes will give their best & make us proud,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted on Thursday.

The Olympics of 2016 ended with our country gaining just two medals. No doubt the players have made India proud by their tireless efforts and appreciable performances. But now that the hopes are increasing higher India is looking forward for more medals to come their way. Do not miss the Summer Olympics and stay tuned.

Updated: September 2, 2016 — 3:51 pm

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