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OLYMPICS AND PARALYMPICS HEROES EARNS PADMA SHRI AWARDS 2017

Paralympics 2016 silver medalist Smt. Deepa Malik - Sports - Athletics - Haryana

Paralympics 2016 gold medalist Shri Mariyappan Thangavelu -Sports-Athletics - Tamil Nadu

Olympics 2016 bronze medalist Smt. Sakshi Malik -Sports - Wrestling - Haryana

Olypics 2016 finalist Smt. Dipa Karmakar -Sports-Gymnastics - Tripura

Opympics 2016 Indian hockey team captain Shri P R Shreejesh -Sports - Hockey - Kerala

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First look of the biopic on #MariyappanThangavelu , India’s Olympic hero who won Gold at Paralympics under high jump category.
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Farman Basha - Powerlifting

42-year-old Farman Basha is an Olympic veteran and he will be competing in the 49 kg powerlifting event at Rio 2016, his fourth Paralympics. He finished fifth in the 48kg Powerlifting event at the Paralympics in London and finished fourth at Beijing 2008. The Bangalore-born Basha is already an Arjuna Awardee and holds a diploma in electronics and television engineering. He was diagnosed with Polio when was a toddler, which lead to permanent physical impairment of his lower body.

"I had a better upper body than most other men, so I started going to a gym owned by my friend. Powerlifting, though, happened much later, when a friend told me that I should compete at para events," Farman had told TOI in an interview.

And he has been fighting for his medal ever since!


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India's Devendra Jhajharia has become the first Indian to win two Paralympic gold medals, breaking his own world record in the men's javelin throw.

Jhajharia, also a gold medallist in 2004, achieved a throw of 63.97m.

The win gave India its second gold medal of the Rio games, taking its overall tally to four - two golds, one silver and a bronze.

Yet Another Gold In Paralympics.
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Deepa Malik: First Indian woman to win Paralympics medal
YAYY!! Shot-putter Deepa Malik has created sporting history after becoming the first Indian woman to win a Paralympics medal.
She won a silver with an impressive throw of 4.61m (15.12ft) in the F-53 final event on Monday in Rio
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Suyash Narayan Jadhav - Swimming

An amputee in both arms, 22-year-old Suyash Narayan Jadhav is the only Para Swimming participant at Rio 2016 from India. Following in his father’s footsteps (who was a national level swimmer himself), young Suyash started swimming and aspired to fulfill his father’s destiny one day by competing and winning medals at the international stage. But a routine day of fun and games when he was in class 6, ended with Suyash suffering serious injuries to his upper limbs after getting accidentally electrocuted by unprotected wiring at a construction site.

Both of Suyash’s arms had to be amputated and he subsequently spent six months in hospital following the incident. He continued to compete in differently-abled competitions domestically and began to show promise. And last year Suyash became the first Indian para swimmer to record the ‘A’ qualifying mark for 2016 Paralympics in Rio.
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Karamjyoti Dalal - Discus throw

When she was 21, around eight years back, Karamjyoti Dalal fell down on her back from a terrace due to a sudden jerk from her prior epilepsy problem. It took her a year to even get back motor sensations! She had been having spinal cord issues since she was six. She was part of the Kabaddi setup of the country before this near fatal fall, and soon after recovering she took up para-sports.

But her rise to the top has been nothing short of meteoric over the past couple of years. She took up discus throwing just over a couple of years back and from being unranked then, she finished a mighty impressive 4th at the IPC Para-athletics championships in 2015. Having made it to Rio 2016 only after Russia's disqualification, she is still touted to be one of India's best hopes of a medal at Rio 2016.
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Deepa Malik - Shot Put

The 45-year-old all-rounder, who is into swimming, javelin throw, shot put, discus throw and even motorsport, will finally represent India at the Paralympics!

Deepa was diagnosed with spinal tumour and was paralysed from chest down about 12 years ago. Since then she has undergone three spinal tumour surgeries and 183 stitches between shoulder blades, but none of it has stopped her from taking up new challenges. She is an Asian Record holder in Women's Javelin Throw and has also been nominated in Limca Book of Records for her swimming records. And she is an Arjuna Awardee as well!

Despite her track record, Deepa was not selected for 2014 London Paralympics.

Some of her records:

1. Holds An Official IPC Asian Record In Javelin F-53 Category – Felicitated by Milkha Singh and P.T.Usha.

2.Holds All Three National Records In Throws {Discuss, Javelin, Shot-put} In F-53 Category

3.Holds All Three National Records In S-1 Swimming Category {Back Stroke, Breast Stroke, Free Style }

4. World Ranking 2010-12 – 2nd Shot-put, 3rd -Discus, 3rd Javelin

5. Asian Ranking 2010-12 – 1st In All Three Throws

4 LIMCA World Records

1. longest pan-india drive done by a paraplegic women. Chennai-Delhi 3278 km – 2013

2. Driving Across Nine High Altitude Passes in Nine Days on Leh-Ladhakh Highest Motorable Roads. (First Woman in the

world in her disability to attempt a journey like this – 2011)

3. Riding Special Bike -2009

4. Swimming in River Yamuna Against The Current For 1 km. Allahbad-2008
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Devendra Jhajharia - Javelin Throw
Every Indian knows Abhinav Bindra. But apart from the legendary shooter, there are other Indian men who have won individual gold medals at the world's biggest sporting stage. One of them is Paralympian Devendra who won gold medal in 2004 (Javelin.)

Growing up in his native village in Rajasthan, Devendra was the victim of an unfortunate accident when he was eight years old. While climbing a tree he touched a live electric cable and was electrocuted, the incident resulted in amputation of the left arm.

Devendra was spotted by Dronacharya Awardee coach RD Singh in 1997 who encouraged him to take up sport full time. His moment of glory came in Athens 2004, when in his first Paralaympic Games, where he went on to set a new world record with a distance of 62.15m, eclipsing the old mark of 59.77m. 
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