Tokyo Paralympics: India to open with Bhavina Patel and Sonal Patel

Paddlers Bhavina Patel and Sonal Patel will play on August 25, followed by India's Archery contingent set to be in action on August 27.

A total of 54 para-athletes from across nine sports disciplines will be featuring in India's biggest ever contingent to the Paralympic Games. (Representative Image)   -  REUTERS

Paddlers Bhavina Patel and Sonal Patel will begin India's charge in the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Paralympics on August 25.

Harvinder Singh, Vivek Chikara, Rakesh Kumar, Shyam Sundar, and Jyoti will then participate in the Archery event on August 27.

Javelin thrower Devendra Jhajharia who will be eyeing his third gold in the Paralympics will lock horns on August 30.

Noida District Magistrate and para-badminton player Suhas L. Yathiraj will feature for India in the Paralympics on September 1.

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A total of 54 para-athletes from across nine sports disciplines will be featuring in the showpiece event. This is India's biggest ever contingent to the Paralympic Games.

Thangavelu Mariyappan, Rio 2016 Gold Medal winner, will be the flag bearer of India while Gursharan Singh will be the Chef de Mission of the team.

Meanwhile, Deepa Malik, the Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) President, Deputy Chef de Mission Arhan Bagati, Bhavina Patel and Sonal arrived in Tokyo for the Paralympic Games on Thursday.

The first batch of Indian para-athletes had arrived in Tokyo on Wednesday.

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