Tuesday, 24th August 2021: Javelin Thrower Tek Chand carries the Indian flag at the Opening Ceremony.The country is fielding its largest ever contingent with 54 athletes set to compete across 9 para sports including – Archery, Athletics, Badminton, Canoeing, Shooting, Swimming, Powerlifting, Table Tennis and Taekwondo. The athletes representing India at the Tokyo Paralympics span birthdays across 30 years. The 1973-born Parul Parmar (badminton) is the oldest in the contingent that has four 40-year-olds including double gold medallist Jhajharia. The youngest Indian athlete in the contingent is 17-year-old Kashish Lakra (club throw).
Ankita Raina knocked OUT in 1st Qualifying round of US Open (Tennis) by WR 195 Jamie Loeb 3-6, 6-2, 4-6. 3 wins required to enter main draw.
India beat Nigeria 3 – 1 in their 1st Pool match of U19 Boys’ World Championship. India will take on host Iran tomorrow.
Thanks to the WTT Contender tournament (Budapest) Mixed Doubles title win last week, Sathiyan Gnanasekaran & Manika Batra are World No. 20 (as a pair) now in the latest ITTF Mixed Doubles rankings.
Top seed Sathiyan Gnanasekaran moves into Semis of Czech International Open with 4-0 win in a quarterfinal.