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New Delhi [India], July 4 (ANI): Kiren Rijiju, the Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports activities, on Sunday congratulated shot put para-athletes for qualifying for the upcoming Tokyo Paralympics.
Bhagyashri Jadhav (Ladies’s F-34), Soman Rana (Males’s F-57), and Arvind (Males’s F-35) have all certified for the Tokyo Paralympics.
“I congratulate the Shot Put Para athletes for securing qualification to the #Tokyo2020 Paralympics on the trials held this week. Effectively carried out Bhagyashri Jadhav (Ladies’s F34), Soman Rana (Males’s F57) and Arvind (Males’s F35). #Cheer4India,” Rijiju tweeted.
The Sports activities Minister additionally congratulated para-athletes for qualifying within the Membership Throw F51 occasion on the Tokyo Paralympics
“I congratulate our champion Para Athletes for qualifying within the Membership Throw F51 occasion on the #Tokyo2020 Paralympics. Many congratulations to @AmitParalympian and Dharmbir within the males’s occasion and Kashish Lakra within the ladies’s occasion. #Cheer4India,” Rijiju tweeted.
Earlier within the day, Rijiju stated Indian para-athletes are working exhausting to win medals within the upcoming Video games.
“Indian para-athletes are all the time working exhausting to win medals for the nation. Congratulations to Navdeep, Ranjeet Bhati, Tek Chand, and veteran @DevJhajharia for qualifying for #Tokyo2020 Paralympics,” Rijiju stated in a tweet.
In the meantime, Mariyappan Thangavelu, the 2016 Rio Gold Medalist within the males’s excessive leap, has been chosen because the captain of the Indian contingent for the Tokyo Paralympics 2020, set to be held from August 24 to September 5.
“Mariyappan Thangavelu will lead the Indian contingent for the Tokyo Paralympics,” Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) President Deepa Malik had informed ANI.
She went on so as to add that there have been challenges as a result of COVID-19 pandemic, however she is completely happy that the athletes have had good preparations going into the Video games.
“PCI could be very pleased with the truth that regardless of difficult conditions, we’ve been capable of preserve our athletes in nice bodily and psychological form, not let their motivation down. We had steady contact with them. It has been very difficult since March as a result of Covid-19 pandemic. We needed to make some actually daring selections within the welfare of the athletes,” stated Malik.
“This 12 months’s March Nationwide Meet was essential. There was a troublesome time in getting the trials carried out, to have the ability to make the SOP, we need to thank the Sports activities Authority of India. Secretary sir personally missed the preparations on the JLN Stadium.
“We took further care to make the trials a world-class affair, we need to give it a really feel of a world occasion. We had offered the athletes with each potential facility. We made certain Covid-19 protocols have been strictly adopted, the timetable was made in such a approach that there was no crowding. That is the primary time that trials of the para-athletics have been carried out in such a approach,” she added. (ANI)