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Friday 16 September 2016

I Have Topped, Now Its Your Turn€™: Daughter Inspired Devendra For Paralympics Feat


Rio Paralympian and Javelin thrower Devendra Jhajharia has revealed that a "deal" with his six-year-old daughter propelled him to win a record second gold medal in the Paralympics.

Jiya, who would accompany Jhajaria to training in Rajasthan, struck a deal with her father that if she topped in the lower kindergarten exam, he would have to win a gold in Paralympics. Jhajaria, the only Indian to win two gold medals in Paralympics, told PTI from Rio after winning the men's F46 javelin throw shared.

She proudly phoned me to announce that 'I've topped, now it's your turn', something that kept on echoing in my ear when I entered the field at the Olympic Stadium. She would be the happiest person. I will wait for her to wake up and speak to her," he said after breaking his own world record that he set in Athens in 2004.

Devendra, in fact, stayed awake whole night and kept talking to his family and well wishers till 5am in Rio. Thanking every Indian for their constant support he shared,

Ab kya sona, ab hamein kuchh nahin hoga. Hum to Rashtriya Dhwaj ke saath celebration karenge (I won't get sleep anymore. I will celebrate with national tricolour)

Devendra's world record throw of 63.97 metre came in his third attempt as it bettered his own mark of 62.15m that he had produced for his maiden gold at the Athens Paralympics in 2004. Till then, Murlikant Petkar was the only Indian with an individual gold in Paralympics, while shooter Abhinav Bindra won an individual gold in Beijing Olympics four years later. It was a long wait for the the 35-year-old, who did not feature in the previous two Paralympics with the event missing from the Games' schedule.


Devendra falls under F46 classification, which denotes F for field events and the number 45-47 is for "upper limb(s) deficiency, impaired muscle power or impaired range of movement". 

Before the #Paralympics, he trained from April-July in Kuortane, Finland, where he became friends with Kenyan thrower Julius Yego, whom he calls one of his biggest motivators. He (Yego) would tell me his story of penury, of how he slept on a broken cot and how he learnt javelin throw by watching YouTube.  It was quite an inspiration. If he can achieve after so much of hardships, why can't I? We would train for about seven hours. He would tell me I would surely win a gold in Rio. He went on to win a silver. I will speak to him soon, as he has been a strong force behind my success, Devendra said.

Jhajharia further said his mother Jivani Devi and wife Manju, a former national level kabaddi player, played a big role in his success. Since my childhood days, my mother kept me focussed and told me you concentrate on your sport. The rest 'we will look after'. She would not even phone me thinking that I would get disturbed all these days. She has so far kept on fulfilling my need but never took anything in return. My wife, on the other hand, left kabaddi so that she can take care of the family as I mostly stayed away. My father ensured that I get the farm-fresh lentils and wheat even when I'm away. 

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Deepa Malik - Daring To Dream, Key Motivation For Paralympics 2016 Silver Medal

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The first Indian girl to clinch a Paralympic medal, a overjoyed #DeepaMalik says her F-53 shot put silver is a result of being daring sufficient to dream. Deepa's first throw of 4.61m from her six attempts turned into sufficient to clinch the silver medal.

"I dared to dream and that i have decision to work tough and the passion and perseverance to follow that dream. women often lose that and that i have ensured that my household isn't overlooked, my infants are doing neatly too," Deepa noted.

Deepa Malik became the first Indian woman to win a medal within the Paralympics. AP. A #paraplegic, #paralysed from waist down, Deepa is married to an army man and is a mother of two. The 45-year-ancient changed into consigned to the wheelchair 17 years in the past after being operated for a spinal tumour. She underwent 31 surgeries, which was healed after 183 stitches between her waist and legs.

"I'm very chuffed to win this medal and i am so completely satisfied that I may do this for my nation. I in reality want to thank my coaches and my trainers, activities Authority of India, and the activities Ministry for funding my working towards so fantastically.

"I additionally wish to thank my husband for being my skill trainer and my daughters for being my electricity and motivation. i am so eager to come again to India," she observed.

Deepa had won countrywide and foreign medals in swimming, before switching to athletics in 2009.

"I used to be the first biker, first swimmer, first rallyist (rally driver) and i am going to be the first Paralympian medallist. here is huge. I provide it to my daughters. I give it to my husband, my trainer, my country. i'm so excited," she observed.

Deepa may even have taken the gold, however for a mighty third throw of four.76m from Bahrain's Fatema Nedham, which became a regional listing. Dimitra Korokida claimed the bronze for Greece with an effort of 4.28m.

In 2009 Deepa became the primary adult with paraplegia to ride in a single of the realm's optimum and most intricate motor rallies within the Himalayas.

Deepa's success comes after two Indian guys – high jumpers Mariyappan Thangavelu and Varun Singh Bhati – won gold and bronze respectively on the Olympic Stadium on Friday.

Deepa hoped that her achievements would inspire others to beat adversity.

"This is very huge. I am hoping my experience and the medal can function an idea for otherwise-abled people to escape from their social boundaries and pursue their goals," she said.

"I bear in mind when I first had the tumour all these years back, individuals thought i would be limited to my apartment right through my life with servants taking care of my every day wants," she introduced.

Deepa talked about she at all times wanted to be unbiased regardless of her incapacity.

"I needed to break out from that mold and took to swimming, motorsports and finally javelin and shot put. My aim became to turn into impartial despite my disability and these days because of recreation and the help of my household, I very tons am an independent particular person," she referred to.
youngsters Deepa's Paralympic efficiency will at all times be the top of her wearing profession, she's no stranger to successful awards and accolades for her nation.

In 2012 she turned into the oldest recipient to be honoured with the Arjuna Award on the age of 42. and he or she clinched a Para Asian video games medal in 2014 in Incheon. In the run up to these games at Rio, she additionally won a gold medal in Javelin Throw at the IPC Oceania Asian Championships in Doha and a silver medal in Shotput on the identical experience.

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Thursday 15 September 2016

Paralympics 2016 - Devendra Jhajaria Enters Record Books With Javelin Gold


#Devendra #Jhajaria made history in Rio when he hurled the #javelin a whopping 63.97 mts to claim the #Gold #Medal. Doubling that sweetness was a #WorldRecord feat ... Magificent Devendra doing India proud (with an impressive medal tally of 2 Gold, 1 Silver and 1 Bronze after 6 days of competition). Devendra broke his own world record of 62.15 mts set in #Athens2004

Devendra's story is right out of a #Bollywood potboiler.
Born to low earning family in Rajasthan, he met with a bizarre accident at the age of eight.
He was climbing a tree and accidentally came in contact with a high voltage electric line that rendered his left hand incapacitated.

However his love of sports and spurred on by his coach, he began training and playing track and field at top levels around the region and beyond. Soon, his talent and achievements became talk of the town, city, state and nation. 

He was conferred the #Arjuna #Award in 2005 after the Athens' Gold and #Padmashri Award in 2012.  

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Wednesday 14 September 2016

Paralympics 2016: Belgian Paralympian Medalist Has Euthanasia Papers Organized?

#Paralympics 2016 

Belgian Paralympian Marieke Vervoort, who stunned and saddened the world along with her revelation that she desires to be euthanized, says she's no longer able to die fairly yet.

Belgian Paralympian Marieke Vervoort in action at the Rio Paralympics 2016. Reuters

Vervoort spoke of in Rio on Sunday that she's still considering that euthanasia to break out a lifetime of insufferable actual pain -- only now not now.

A silver medal on Saturday within the 400m wheelchair race at the Rio Paralympics has helped remind her of the first rate issues she's been living for.
however at a press conference the place she showed off the medal and flashed a victory sign, she additionally talked soberly about how she may additionally conclusion all of it.

"I actually have my (euthanasia) papers in my hand, however i'm nevertheless enjoying each little moment. When the moment comes when I actually have extra dangerous days than good days, then I have my euthanasia papers, however the time isn't there yet," she told the shocked journalists.

She established that this could be her remaining competition and that she had signed the forms to be euthanized back in 2008.

Vervoort, 37, suffers a degenerative muscle ailment that motives consistent pain, paralysis in her legs and leaves her barely in a position to sleep. She become simply 14 when the prognosis become made and progressively her lifestyles grew to become torture.

A Paralympic 100m gold medalist and 200m silver medalist in the 2012 London games, her silver in Rio caps a distinguished profession in a activity that she loves. Next comes making an attempt to appreciate her lifestyles off the music, she referred to, however euthanasia will all the time be there as an choice if things get too painful.

"After the Paralympic video games, when I quit, i am going to take pleasure in each little moment in my existence and that i'm going to put extra energy in my family unit and friends, which I couldn't do with appropriate sports as a result of I needed to instruct each day," she stated.

Vervoort described her physical condition as a continuing combat, saying her eyesight became "very bad. I see handiest 20 % and that i have a lot of epileptic attacks. What's next?"

The ability to be legally euthanized, she mentioned, basically gave her the braveness to preserve going provided that she has. sarcastically, this gifted sportswoman has turn into anything of a spokeswoman for the controversial field.

Vervoort said euthanasia ought to no longer be characterized as "homicide."
"It gives a sense of leisure to people," she observed.

"If I hadn't gotten those (euthanasia) papers I feel i'd have already got committed suicide because it's very difficult to live with so tons pain and struggling.

"I know when it's ample for me, I actually have those papers," she added.

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Monday 12 September 2016

Rio Paralympics 2016: Ankur Dhama Bows Out Despite Finishing 2nd In Heats

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India's Ankur Dhama bowed out of the primary round of the men's 1500 m event despite completing 2nd in his heat on the Paralympic games at Rio de Janeiro on Sunday.

File photo of Ankur Dhama. Image Courtesy: Twitter/Media_SAI

Deniz Semih of Turkey clocked a time of 4:11.75 to increase from heat 1.
Dhama clocked a time of (4:37:61) in heat 1, a few seconds ahead of Raxon Oscar (4:57:22) of Guatemala. However his timing was not adequate to ensure a spot in the semi-finals. As in line with the guidelines, the winners and three most beneficial losers from the primary round progress to the next round.

Kimani Mushai of Kenya registered his season's most advantageous time of 4:04.50 to win heat 2. Second positioned Santos Odair (4:05.34) of Brazil additionally recorded his most excellent efficiency this season however could not make the cut for the semis. Bill Wilson clocked a private better of 4:13.20 to win heat three and develop into the 2nd Kenyan to boost to the next stage.

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