#Athletics

Larry Nasar pleaded guilty to multiple charges of sexual misconduct. (Photo Credit: AFP File)

  • Larry Nassar sentenced to jail time for 40 to 175 years
  • Nassar was also caught with child pornography in 2017
  • US athelete Simone Biles blamed Nassar and botched FBI investigation for taking a toll on their lives

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Shooter Manish Narwal, who won gold medal in the Tokyo Paralympics 2020, being greeted on his arrival in New Delhi. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • The athletes were received by Haryana Sports Minister Sandeep Singh
  • Amid thunderous applause, all the athletes were escorted out of the airport
  • India returned with 19 medals, including five gold, eight silver and six bronze

.Tokyo, Japan
The Tokyo Paralympics closed on September 5, Sunday. (Photo credit: AP)

  • The Tokyo Paralympics closing ceremony was held at Tokyo's National stadium
  • The Games were postponed for a year and then held in empty stands and stadiums
  • The Paralympics involved a record number of athletes — 4,405

.Tokyo, Japan
Cuban Omara Durand competed at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics. (Photo credit: Twitter/@Tokyo2020es)

  • Omara won the gold medals in the 100m, 200m and 400m
  • She won the 200m T12 final to claim her third Paralympic championship
  • She now has eight Paralympic gold medals in her career

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur felicitates Tokyo 2020 Paralympics silver medalist Mariyappan Thangavelu in New Delhi. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@IndiaSports)

  • "Mariyyapan has made the country proud with his performance in Rio and now in Tokyo," Anurag Thakur said
  • Mariyappan said he was disappointed not to win gold, saying the weather conditions were not ideal
  • Mariyappan, who won gold at the Rio Paralympics, won silver in the men's high jump T42 event in Tokyo

The 2020 Paralympics are being held in Tokyo. (Photo credit: Twitter/ParaAthletics)

  • India's Day 10 at the Paralympics starts with women's doubles badminton
  • Praveen Kumar will compete in men's high jump T64
  • Shuttlers Tarun Dhillon, Suhas Yathiraj and Manoj Sarkar will also be in action

.Tokyo, Japan
Parul Parmar will be in action on Day 9 of the Tokyo Paralympics. (Photo credit: Twitter/ParalympicIndia)

  • Shot put player Arvind Malik will aim for a podium finish on Day 9
  • Shuttlers Parul Parmar and Palak Kohli will be India’s first participants in the women’s doubles
  • Prachi Yadav is the only Indian participant in the canoeing event in Tokyo

Mariyappan Thangavelu is an Indian para-athlete. (Photo credit: Twitter/IndianFootball)

  • Mariyappan Thangavelu hails from Periavadagampatti village in Salem district of Tamil Nadu
  • He was aiming for a successive gold at Paralympics
  • He won the gold medal in the 2016 Rio Paralympics

Tokyo Olympics 2020 Gold medalist Neeraj Chopra during the felicitation by Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur at the event in New Delhi, Sunday. (PTI Photo)

  • India has surpassed its best-ever performance at the Paralympics with 7 medals so far
  • India had won 4 medals at the 2016 Rio and the  1984 New York/Mandeville Paralympics
  • Avani Lekhara and Sumit Anthil have won gold medals in shooting and javelin throw events respectively

.Tokyo, Japan
The 2020 Paralympics are being held in Tokyo. (Photo credit: Twitter/ParaAthletics)

  • India won a flurry of medals on Day 6 of Paralympics
  • 7 Indian athletes will participate on Day 7 of the games
  • Bhagayashri Jadhav will be competing for a medal in women's shot put