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India at the 2016 Summer Paralympics

India competed at the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 7 to 18 September 2016. Indian athletes have appeared in every edition of the Summer Paralympic Games since 1968 (except 1976 & 1980 edition).

India at the
2016 Summer Paralympics
Flag of India.svg
IPC codeIND
NPCParalympic Committee of India
Websitewww.paralympicindia.org.in
in Rio de Janeiro
Competitors19 in 5 sports
Flag bearer Devendra Jhajharia (opening)
Mariyappan Thangavelu (closing)
Medals
Ranked 43rd
Gold
2
Silver
1
Bronze
1
Total
4
Summer Paralympics appearances
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the Indian Contingent for Rio 2016 Paralympics

On August 8, 2016 Paralympic Committee of India announced a list of 19 competitors [1] (16 Men & 3 Women) to be part of Rio 2016 paralympic games for India in 5 sports.

India has sent its largest ever delegation in the history of summer paralympic games i.e.19 competitors in 5 sports. it has been India's best ever performance in the history of the summer Paralympic games with a total of 4 medals won ( 2 Gold, 1 Silver and 1 Bronze ) with Devendra Jhajharia breaking the World Record to win a gold medal at the Paralympics.[2] Mariyappan Thangavelu is the first gold medallist for India in 2016 Paralympics.

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Disability classificationsEdit

Every participant at the Paralympics has their disability grouped into one of five disability categories; amputation, the condition may be congenital or sustained through injury or illness; cerebral palsy; wheelchair athletes, there is often overlap between this and other categories; visual impairment, including blindness; Les autres, any physical disability that does not fall strictly under one of the other categories, for example dwarfism or multiple sclerosis.[3][4]

Each Paralympic sport then has its own classifications, dependent upon the specific physical demands of competition. Events are given a code, made of numbers and letters, describing the type of event and classification of the athletes competing. Some sports, such as athletics, divide athletes by both the category and severity of their disabilities, other sports, for example swimming, group competitors from different categories together, the only separation being based on the severity of the disability.[5]

CompetitorsEdit

Sport Men Women Total Events
Archery 0 1 1 1
Athletics 13 2 15 11
Powerlifting 1 0 1 1
Swimming 1 0 1 1
Shooting 1 0 1 1
Total 16 3 19 15

MedallistsEdit

 
The medal winners with the Prime Minister: (left to right) Mariyappan Thangavelu, Deepa Malik, Narendra Modi, Devendra Jhajharia, Varun Bhati

OverallEdit

Medal Name Sport Event Date
  Mariyappan Thangavelu Athletics Men's High Jump T42 9 September
  Devendra Jhajharia Athletics Men's Javelin Throw F46 14 September
  Deepa Malik Athletics Women's Shot Put- F53 12 September
  Varun Singh Bhati Athletics Men's High Jump T42 9 September

Medals by SportsEdit

Sport       Total
Athletics 2 1 1 4

ArcheryEdit

India has qualified one berth in Women individual recurve Archery event after Pooja khana secured fifth-place finish in final parlympic qualifier to secure a continental quota in World Quota Recurve Women Open in Czech Republic 2016 & thus became first Para Archer from India to qualify for Paralympic Games.

WomenEdit

Athlete Event Ranking Round Round 64 Round 32 Round 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final Rank
Score Rank Opponent

(Score)

Opponent

(Score)

Opponent

(Score)

Opponent

(Score)

Opponent

(Score)

Opponent

(Score)

Pooja Khanna[6] Recurve Individual Open 513[7] 29 NA Olszewska

  Poland

2-6[8]L

Did Not Advance 29

AthleticsEdit

Indian athletes have been able to achieve qualifying standard in the following athletic events (up to maximum of 3 athletes in each event) & after selection trials Paralympic Committee of India has selected a team of 15 athletes (13 Men & 2 Women) for the paralympic games.

MenEdit

Track Events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final Final Rank
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Ankur Dhama 1500 meter- T11[9] 4:37:60 2 NA Did Not Advance 11
Field Events
Athlete Date Event Distance Points Rank
Mariyappan Thangavelu 9 September High Jump- T42[10] 1.89 NA  
Varun Singh Bhati 1.86 (PB) NA  
Sharad Kumar 1.77 NA 6
Ram Pal Chahar 16 September High Jump- T47[11] 1.93 (PB) NA 6
Devendra Jhajharia 13 September Javelin Throw - F46[12] 63.97 (WR) NA  
Sundar Singh Gurjar Did Not Start NA Not Ranked
Rinku Hooda 54.39 (PB) NA 5
Ranbir Narender 9 September Javelin Throw - F42/44[13] 53.79 (PB) NA 6
Sandeep Sandeep 54.30 (PB) NA 4
Virender Dhankar 12 September Javelin Throw F57[14] 35.73 NA 9
17 September Shot put F57[15] 11.62 NA 8
Amit Kumar Saroha 8 September Discus Throw- F51/52[16] 9.01 NA 7
16 September Club Throw - F51[17] 26.63 NA 4
Dharambir Dharambir 21.39 NA 9

WomenEdit

Field Events

Athlete Event Date Distance Rank
Deepa Malik Shot Put- F53[18] 12 September 4.61 (PB)  
Karamjyoti Dalal Discus Throw F55[19] 17 September No Mark Not Ranked

PowerliftingEdit

 
Farman Basha in Rio.

India has secured one berth in Men's event after National champion Farman Basha secured a place in World Ranking list as of February 29, 2016 in the given qualification period for the games.

MenEdit

Athlete Event Date Score Rank
Farman Basha 49 kg[20] 8 September 140 kg 4

ShootingEdit

Naresh Kumar Sharma earned a qualifying berth for India in the R7 - Men's 50m Rifle 3 Positions event in last paralympic qualifier event in 2015 IPC Shooting World Cup in Fort Benning for the paralympic games.[21][22]

MenEdit

Athlete Event Date Qualification Final
Score Rank Score Rank
Naresh Sharma Men's R1-10m Air Rifle Standing SH1[23] 8 September 583.0 21 Did Not Advance
Mixed R3-10m Air Rifle Prone - SH1[24] 10 September 606.5 44 Did Not Advance
Men's R7-50m Rifle 3 Positions - SH1[25] 12 September 1094-25x 22 Did Not Advance
Mixed R6-50m Rifle Prone SH1[26] 14 September 591.0 40 Did Not Advance

SwimmingEdit

Indian swimmer Suyash Jadhav achieved A qualifying mark in the finals of Men's 50m Butterfly-S7 event at the International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports World Games 2015 for the Rio paralympic games.

MenEdit

Athlete Event Date Heat Final Rank
Time Rank Time Rank
Suyash Narayan[27] Men's 50m Freestyle- S7[28] 9 September 31.58 5 Did Not Advance 9
Men's 50m Butterfly- S7[29] 12 September 33.63 5 Did Not Advance 9
Men's 200m Individual Medely- SM7[30] 13 September 3:01:05 6 Did Not Advance 10

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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