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.
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
|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)|
|Ranbeer Narender||Athletics||(Javelin Throw)|
|Amit Kumar Saroha||Athletics||(Club Throw)|
|Virender Dhankhar||Athletics||(Discus Throw)|
|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.