Paralympic 2021: Indian athletes comprising of shooters, archers arrive in Tokyo

Paralympic 2021: India's para-athletes consisting of shooters, archers, and swimmers arrived in Tokyo for the Paralympic Games.
Paralympic 2021: India's para-athletes consisting of shooters, archers, and swimmers arrived in Tokyo for the Paralympic Games.

Paralympic 2021: Indian shooters, archers arrive in Tokyo: India’s largest batch of para-athletes consisting of shooters, archers, and swimmers arrived in Tokyo on Tuesday morning for the Paralympic Games.

Twenty-eight members of the Indian contingent, including athletes and officials, had left for the Paralympics on Monday. Upon arrival in Tokyo, the members of the Indian contingent expressed happiness.

“Our largest batch of 17 Para-Athletes consisting of shooters, archers, swimmer & Javelin thrower have safely arrived at Tokyo Airport. Let’s hear what they have to say before heading for #Paralympics village!” SAIMedia tweeted.

The Paralympic Games are scheduled to be held between August 24 and September 5. The shooting contingent has 17 members including 10 shooters. It is the biggest shooting contingent that the country has ever sent to the Para Games.

Manish Narwal, Deepender Singh, Singhraj, Swaroop Mahavir Unhalkar, Deepak Saini, Sidhartha Babu, Akash, Rahul Jhakar, Rubina Francis, and Avani Lekhara are the Indian athletes who have qualified for para shooting in Tokyo 2020.

Manish Narwal, Rubina Francis and Rahul Jakhar have not only just qualified but also have set world records during the qualification tournaments.

Avani Lekhara has been in tremendous form and has qualified for all four wheelchair Rifle events.

Singhraj has shown consistent form during the recently held World Cups in Peru and in UAE while Rahul Jakhar, Deepender Singh, Sidharth Babu, Swaroop Unhalkar and Akash have good international exposure and also have proved their mettle at the top level.

As many as 54 athletes from India will be competing in sports disciplines including Archery, Athletics (Track and Field), Badminton, Swimming, Shooting and Weightlifting.

Meanwhile, discus thrower Vinod Kumar and javelin thrower Tek Chand are among the five Indian athletes who will attend the Tokyo Paralympics opening ceremony. Thangavelu Mariyappan, Rio 2016 gold medal winner, will be the flag bearer of India at the opening ceremony.

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How can I live stream the Paralympics 2021 on TV?

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Paralympic Opening Ceremony (Live)
When: 4:30 PM, 7 a.m. ET
Where:, NBC Sports app
Link: Watch Live

The festivities begin at 7 a.m. ET on Tuesday, and a live stream will be available on (link to watch) and through the NBC Sports app. will be the home for live streaming throughout the duration of the Paralympic Games. Upcoming live streams can be found on our schedule page. All streams can also be watched in the NBC Sports app, which can be downloaded on mobile phones and most streaming platforms (including Android TV, Apple TV, Roku and more).

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When will Paralympics opening ceremony 2021 be Started? – Date
Tokyo Paralympics opening ceremony 2021 will start on August 24

When will Paralympics 2021 Indian players be Played?
Tokyo Paralympics 2021 Indian players will be played on August 24

What Time Paralympics opening ceremony 2021 Will begin? Time
Tokyo Paralympics opening ceremony 2021 will begin at 7 a.m. ET or 4:30 pm Indian Standard Time on August 24.

What are the venues for Paralympics 2021? – Venue
Tokyo Paralympics opening ceremony 2021 will be played in Japan