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Rio Paralympics 2016: Interesting Facts About the Indian Contingent

Sports | News18.com | September 7, 2016, 3:19 pm
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Ankur Dhama will be the first blind athlete to represent India in the Paralympics. (Getty Images)

Ankur Dhama will be the first blind athlete to represent India in the Paralympics. (Getty Images)

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Javelin thrower Devendra Jhajharia became India's first Paralympic gold medallist in Athens 2004. (Getty Images)

Javelin thrower Devendra Jhajharia became India's first Paralympic gold medallist in Athens 2004. (Getty Images)

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Deepa Malik has won 54 gold medals at the national level and 13 at the international level across different sports (Getty Images)

Deepa Malik has won 54 gold medals at the national level and 13 at the international level across different sports (Getty Images)

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 Represented by their largest ever contingent, India will hope for an improved medals tally when the Paralympic Games start on Wednesday. (Getty Images)

Represented by their largest ever contingent, India will hope for an improved medals tally when the Paralympic Games start on Wednesday. (Getty Images)

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The Sports Ministry announced on Tuesday that the Indian gold medallists from the Paralympic Games will be awarded Rs.75 lakh, the silver medallists will get Rs.50 lakh while Rs.30 lakh will be given to the bronze medallists. (Getty Images)

The Sports Ministry announced on Tuesday that the Indian gold medallists from the Paralympic Games will be awarded Rs.75 lakh, the silver medallists will get Rs.50 lakh while Rs.30 lakh will be given to the bronze medallists. (Getty Images)

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Less than three weeks after the flame was doused on South America's first Olympic Games, Rio de Janeiro welcomes 4,300 Paralympians seeking their own slice of sporting glory. (Getty Images)

Less than three weeks after the flame was doused on South America's first Olympic Games, Rio de Janeiro welcomes 4,300 Paralympians seeking their own slice of sporting glory. (Getty Images)