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Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju rewards para athletes

Champions all: The Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju with the medal-winners.

Champions all: The Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju with the medal-winners.  

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India won nine medals — two gold, two silver and five bronze — and also secured 13 quota places at the Tokyo Paralympics

Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Monday felicitated the medal-winning Indian para athletes with cash awards for their performance at the recently-concluded World para athletics championships in Dubai.

India won nine medals — two gold, two silver and five bronze —and also secured 13 quota places at the Tokyo Paralympics. “On behalf of the country, the ministry and the government, we salute you for the show. We have made sure to reward you with the financial support on time. We are also looking at ways to improve your training and we’ll extend all possible help,” Rijiju said.

The awardees:

Gold winners (₹20 lakh): Sandeep Chaudhary (men’s javelin F64), Sundar Singh Gurjar (men’s javelin F46). Silver winners (₹14 lakh): Sumit Antil (men’s javelin F64), Sharad Kumar (men’s high jump T63).

Bronze winners (₹8 lakh): Vinay Kumar Lal (men’s 400m T44), Yogesh Kathuniya (men’s discusF56), T. Mariyappan Thangavelu (men’s high jump T63), Nishad Kumar (men’s high jump T47) and Ajeet Singh (men’s javelin F46).

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Printable version | Dec 15, 2019 10:33:25 PM | https://www.thehindu.com/sport/athletics/sports-minister-kiren-rijiju-rewards-para-athletes/article30009673.ece

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