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Government of India
Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports
28-August-2012 15:08 IST
10 Athletes to Participate in Paralympic Games, 2012

 

10 Indian athletes would be participating in the  Paralympic Games -2012 be held at London (U.K.) between August 29 to September 09, 2012 , based on the quota places allocated to India by the International Paralympics Committee.  There are 5 athletes in Athletics, 3 in Powerlifting, 1 each in Swimming and Shooting sports disciplines, who have got bi-partite entry for the above Games.  The athletes of the Indian contingent are as follows :-

 

S.No.

Name

Discipline

 

1.

Mr. H.N. Girisha

Athletics (High Jump)

2.

Mr. Jagseer Singh

Athletics (Long Jump)

3.

Mr. Jaideep

Athletics (Discus)

4.

Mr. Narender

Athletics (Javelin)

5.

Mr. Amit Kumar

Athletics

6.

Mr. Farman Basha

Power-lifting

7.

Mr. Rajinder Singh Rahelu

Power-lifting

8.

Mr. Sachin Chaudhary

Power-lifting

9.

Mr. Sharath M. Gayakwad

Swimming

10.

Mr. Naresh Kumar

Shooting

 

 

All the 10 athletes underwent training in India and special acclimatization coaching camp was conducted at Balisdan Sports Village, London, U.K.  One athlete underwent special training at Germany. All the athletes have reported at the Games Village, London.  The Indian contingent consists of 10 athletes, 10 other coaches & escorts and 3 officials, including Chef-de-Mission.  The Government of India is fully funding the cost of participation of the players, coaches, escorts and officials.

 

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