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Rakesh Kumar, Athletics team in medal contention

Rakesh Kumar, Athletics team in medal contention

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India at Tokyo Paralympics Day 7: Rakesh Kumar , Paddlers Bhavina-Sonal in action, Athletics, Shooting teams eye progression
India at Tokyo Paralympics Day 7: Rakesh Kumar , Paddlers Bhavina-Sonal in action, Athletics, Shooting teams eye progression

India at Tokyo Paralympics Day 7: Rakesh Kumar, Paddlers Bhavina-Sonal in action, Athletics, Shooting teams eye progression – After two days of success, India will be aiming for yet another day of great success when the athletes return to action at Tokyo Paralympics Day 7. Archer Rakesh Kumar will in contention to reach the medal rounds, while paddlers Bhavina Patel and Sonal Patel will look to build on their impressive individual campaigns in the team event.

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Day 8 will be huge day for the shooting contingent, with the likes of Manish Narwal and Rubina Francis in action in the 10 m air pistol SH1. Athletics action will see High Jump trio Sharad Kumar, Mariyappan Thangavelu, Varun Singh Bhati battling, while Simran and Bhagyashri Jadhav will be competing in the women’s 100m T13 and women’s shot put.

India at Tokyo Paralympics Day 7: Shooting Men’s P1 – 10 m air pistol SH1 – Manish Narwal, Deepender Singh, Singhraj @8:30 AM

After Avani Lekhara’s heroics on Monday, the Indian shooting contingent will be aiming to replicate the 19-year-old’s heroics when the trio of Manish Narwal, Deepender Singh, Singhraj compete in the Men’s 10m air pistol SH1. Narwal ranks fourth in the world in his category and will be India’s biggest draw in the category. Deepender Singh another multiple international event cham will also be hoping to make his mark along with Singhraj, who won the gold medal in the 2021 Para Shooting World Cup

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India at Tokyo Paralympics LIVE: Shooting Women’s P2 – 10 m air pistol SH1 – Rubina Francis @6:00 AM

Rubina Francis is currently ranked fifth in the world, and the youngster clinched the gold medal in the 10m air pistol event for women at the ongoing Para Sport Cup in Peru. She set a new world record in the process and will be aiming for a podium finish in Tokyo.

India at Tokyo Paralympics Day 7: Athletics – Men’s High Jump T63 – Sharad Kumar, Mariyappan Thangavelu, Varun Singh Bhati @3:55 PM IST

India’shigh jump trio Sharad Kumar, Mariyappan Thangavelu and Varun Singh Bhati will look to return with medals when they feature in the high jump finals on Tuesday. Thangavelu and Varun Singh Bhati will look to make it back to back medals after his Rio Paralympics triumph, while Sharad Kumar will look to add an Olympic medal to his Asian Para Games titles.

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India at Tokyo Paralympics Day 7: Athletics –Women’s 100m T13 – Simran Sharma @7:08 AM IST

Simran Sharma won a gold medal in the China Grand Prix in 2019. Later, in 2021 February, she won gold in the World Para Grand Prix Dubai 2021. She became the first woman to qualify in the 100m at the Tokyo Paralympics and will be aiming for a strong finish in her heat and qualify for the finals.

India at Tokyo Paralympics Day 7: Athletics – Women’s Shot Put F34 – Bhagyashri Madavrao Jadhav @6:56 AM IST

Bhagyashri Jadhav qualified for the Tokyo Paralympics after an inspired performance in the national trials and will look to replicate it on the international stage. Making her Olympics debut, Jadhav will look to make the most of her opportunity but will need to do a lot better than her season-best of 6.18 to make the podium.

India at Tokyo Paralympics LIVE: Rakesh Kumar, Paddlers Bhavina-Sonal in action, Athletics, Shooting teams eye progression

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India at Tokyo Paralympics Day 7- Table Tennis: Women’s team class 4-5 – India vs China – Bhavina Patel, Sonalben Patel @8:00 AM

Bhavina Patel will hope to replicate her heroics from the individual event when she sets herself up for the team’s event with Sonalben Patel. Bhavina won the silver medal in the individual event, while Sonalben Patel crashed out in the group stage, losing two games out of her three. The duo will take on China’s Zhang Miao and Zhang Bian on Tuesday.

India at Tokyo Paralympics Day 7 – Archery: Rakesh Kumar vs Marian Marecak – 7:12 AM

Veteran archer Rakesh Kumar clinched his place in the pre-quarterfinals as he overcame Ka Chuen Ngai of Hong Kong by a massive 13-point margin at Yumenoshima Park. The 36-year-old third seed had won the individual gold medal at the 7th Fazza Para Archery World Ranking Tournament in Dubai earlier this year and ended with 699 out of a maximum 720 – the most by an Indian para archer in the qualification round. He will take on Slovakia’s 14th seed Marian Marecak, in what should be a comfortable outing on Tuesday.

India at Tokyo Paralympics LIVE: Rakesh Kumar, Paddlers Bhavina-Sonal in action, Athletics, Shooting teams eye progression

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