Paralympic

Paralympic medallists to be recommended for Padma awards

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“Sports Ministry will recommend the names of our star #Paralympians to the Ministry of Home Affairs for the prestigious #PadmaAwards,” Sports Minister Vijay Goel announced on his Twitter page.

 India won four medals – two gold, a silver and a bronze – at the Paralympics in Rio earlier this month.

Thangavelu Mariyappan (High Jump) andDevendra Jhajharia+ (Javelin Throw) won gold medals, while Deepa Malik (Shot put) had claimed a silver. Varun Singh Bhati (High Jump) had won a bronze medal.

 The para-athletes were welcomed warmly on their return from Rio and were hosted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his residence.
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