Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Tokyo Paralympics: Indians trying to win in TT, powerlifting and taekwondo


Tokyo Paralympics: Indians look to make mark in TT, powerlifting and taekwondo
NEW DELHI: Gujarat pair of Bhavina Patel and Sonalben Patel will lead India's charge in table tennis at the Tokyo Paralympic Games starting August 25. 

While Bhavina will partake in wheelchair class 4 classification, Sonalben will contend in wheelchair class 3 class in ladies' singles. They will likewise match up for the ladies' duplicates occasion. 

Bhavina and Sonalben will be in real life on the first day of the season as they start their capability adjusts, which are planned to be hung on August 25, 26 and 27. The semi-last and the last are scheduled for August 28 and 29. 

Bhavina is at present world no 8 while Sonalben is positioned nineteenth. The pair, both medallist at the Asian Games, has been preparing under Coach Lalan Doshi at the Blind People's Association in Ahmedabad. 

In para taekwondo, India will be exclusively addressed by 21-year-old Aruna Tanwar. The Haryana-based competitor, who will partake in the ladies' under 49kg K44 classification, will be in real life on September 2 from the round-of-16 rounds. 

Aruna, as of now positioned 30th in the K44 class, is a silver medalist at the Asian Para Taekwondo Championship in Vietnam in 2018 just as a bronze medallist at the World Para Taekwondo Championship in Turkey in 2019. 

In para powerlifting, India is sending Jai Deep and Sakina Khatun. 

While Sakina, brought into the world in West Bengal, has been preparing at the SAI National Center of Excellence in Bangalore, Haryana-based Jai Deep has been preparing at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium in Rohtak. 

Sakina, who will partake in the ladies' up to 50kg class, had turned into the solitary Indian lady paralympian to at any point dominate a Commonwealth Matches award when she guaranteed a bronze in 2014 in Glasgow. She is likewise a 2018 Para Asian Games silver medallist. 

Sakina, who contracted polio as a child, begun powerlifting preparing in 2010 with monetary help from Dilip Majumdar and her present mentor, Farman Basha. 

Jai Deep, who is partaking at the men's up to 65kg class, is an associate mentor in the Sports Authority of India. 

The couple will be in real life in Tokyo in their individual last adjusts on August 27. 

This load of competitors are important for TOPS and have gotten monetary help from the Government.

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