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The Tokyo Paralympics 2021: India's strongest medal prospects!

“They dream.

They plan.

They execute and reach.

There are many obstacles.

There were many doubters.

They commit mistakes.

But with hard work,

with belief, with confidence and trust in themselves

those around them, there are no limits for such people.”

Well, after a year's delay due to pandemics, the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics is finally taking place in Tokyo this year. With 12 packed days of sporting action, it can get a bit overwhelming for sports fans to keep track of who's doing what, and when.

The Tokyo Paralympics will feature the largest-ever Indian contingent, almost three times the size from five years ago (in Rio de Janeiro), and is drawn from nine para-sports. When Rio brought the country's best Paralympic haul of two golds, one silver, and one bronze, strength in participation numbers this time is accompanied by heightened hopes of medals from Indians. We need to look at some of the leading lights for India at the August 24-September in 5 Games.

Devendra Jhajharia's chances to win Gold for India in Javelin Throw:

The Indian Devendra Jhajharia with unilateral upper limb impairment is 40 years old and a two-time Paralympic gold medallist in the years 2004 & 2016 in the javelin throw. He is the only Indian with two gold medals at the Paralympics and competes in F46 male category. Athletes are grouped into sport classes according to their level of physical impairment and its impact on competitive performance. The lower the numerical figure in the sport class, the greater the impairment. While he was 8 years old, Jhajharia's left arm had to be amputated up to the elbow after he accidentally touched an 11000-volt live cable. But, at the selection trials in July this year, Jhajharia breached his own world record with a throw of 65.71.

India begins their Tokyo Paralympic campaign on the opening day of the quadrennial global spectacle. The action begins today with table tenni

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