LONDON PARALYMPIC 2012

  • Rousing gala brings 2012 Paralympics to close September 11, 2012

    London: Farewell, London. Good luck matching that, Rio. Coldplay, Rihanna and JayZ rocked the Olympic Stadium on Sunday night to give the biggestever Paralympic Games a rousing sendoff, wrapping up an unforgettable summer of sports in Britain. The threehour party at the packed 80,000seat arena in east London gave the world...
  • Thousands cheer Olympians on streets of London September 10, 2012

    London: Tens of thousands of Britons took to the streets of London on Monday to cheer Olympic and Paralympic athletes, celebrating a summer of spectacular sport that surprised even the most optimistic by lifting the host nation's mood. In scenes reminiscent of the Royal Jubilee and the 2011 wedding of Prince...
  • Saina gifts Paralympian Girisha Rs 2 lakh September 7, 2012

    New Delhi: Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal has set an example for the country's rich sportsmen as the start badminton player gifted Paralympic silver medallist HN Girisha Rs 2 lakh from her own earnings, Times Of India reported on Friday. In awe of Girisha's medal in the highjump event, Saina...
  • Maken promises job for Girisha at SAI September 5, 2012

    New Delhi: Union sports minister Ajay Maken on Wednesday has tweeted that paralympics silver medallist Girisha Hosanagara Nagarajegowda will be offered a job of coach in Sports Authority of India at an officer level. On Tuesday, Maken had announced 30 lakhs of cash prize for Girisha. However, the silver medallist, who...
  • PCI announces cash award for Girisha September 5, 2012

    London: The Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) on Wednesday announced a cash award of Rs 10 lakh for Girisha Hosanagara Nagarajegowda for his silver medal leap at the London Paralympics. The committee, however, expressed disappointment at the apathy towards the disabled sportsperson. Girisha, who has an impairment in his left leg, sailed...
  • Paralympics: Girisha wins India's 1st medal September 4, 2012

    London: Girisha Hosanagara Nagarajegowda gave India its first medal at the Paralympic Games after bagging a silver in the Men's High Jump F42 event here. The 24yearold from Karnataka, who has an impairment in his left leg, sailed over a height of 1.74m using scissors technique in the final of the...
  • India's Paralympics contingent mistreated September 4, 2012

    Sports Minister Ajay Maken steps in after CNNIBN exposed the shabby treatment meted out to the Indian contingent in London. ...
  • 'Spirit in Motion' gala opens 2012 Paralympics August 30, 2012

    London: Volleys of fireworks lit up the night sky, Beverley Knight belted out "I am what I am," and Britain's first Paralympic gold medallist lit the cauldron to open the 2012 London Paralympic Games. It was a night of empowerment for the disabled worldwide. "Enlightenment" was the theme, physicist Stephen Hawking...