Paralympian

  • Veer: Paralympian Naresh Sharma overcomes disabilities to become a shooting champion February 28, 2014

    New Delhi: With 60 medals, paralympian Naresh Kumar Sharma and his mother have proved that disabilities don't hold back a person if he/she has the will to fulfil their dreams. According to some estimates India has almost 70 million people living with some form of disability. But hardly 1% of them...
  • Police conclude investigation of murder-accused Pistorius August 13, 2013

    Cape Town: Police have concluded their investigation of Paralympian Oscar Pistorius, who is accused of murdering his girlfriend. In less than a week from now, Pistorius and his defence team will get a full picture of what evidence the state has against him and how it will try and prove...
  • Govt not doing anything for para-athletes: Jhajharia July 31, 2013

    New Delhi: Devendra Jhajharia, the first Indian paralympian to win a gold at the recently-concluded IPC Athletics World Championships in Lyon, feels the future of para-athletes is bleak in India as the Government does not have any specific policy for the para-sports in the country. "There is discrimination between able-bodied and...
  • Paralympian Jhajharia glad to have done the country proud July 31, 2013

    The javelin-thrower, who became the first differently-abled Indian to win gold at the IPC Athletics World Championships, returned home on Tuesday. ...
  • Ousted Pistorius detective quits South African police March 7, 2013

    Johannesburg: The South African detective, pulled off the investigation of athletics star Oscar Pistorius for murder after it emerged he himself faces attempted murder charges, has resigned from the force, police said on Thursday. Warrant Officer Hilton Botha, the first officer on the scene after the Valentine's Day shooting of Pistorius's...
  • Sportwear giant Nike breaks away from Pistorius February 21, 2013

    London: American sportwear company Nike (NKE.N) suspended its endorsement contract with South African Paralympian Oscar Pistorius on Thursday after he was charged with murdering his girlfriend a week ago. Nike has sponsored Pistorius since 2007, supplying him with running kit and special soles that he wears on the base of his...
  • No inconsistencies in Pistorius account: Police after second hearing February 20, 2013

    Pretoria: A police detective, testifying at Oscar Pistorius' bail hearing Wednesday, said that police have not found anything inconsistent with how the star athlete described his shooting of his girlfriend - a killing that Pistorius says was accidental but which prosecutors call murder. The second day of the bail hearing in...
  • Paralympics won't suffer from Pistorius incident: Philip Craven February 19, 2013

    London: The Paralympic movement will continue to thrive and grow despite Oscar Pistorius being charged with murdering his girlfriend, International Paralympic Committee (IPC) president Philip Craven told Reuters on Tuesday. "Blade Runner" Pistorius, born without a fibula in both legs yet still one of the most high-profile athletes in either able-bodied...
  • Pistorius charged with murdering girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp February 19, 2013

    Olympian and Paralymian Oscar Pistorius has been charged with murdering his girlfriend, though, he has pleaded not guilty. ...
  • Oscar Pistorius incident shocks Usain Bolt February 18, 2013

    The Jamaican sprinter reacts to Oscar Pistorius killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp under suspicious circumstances. ...
  • Paralympics-bound Hitesh caught for doping July 12, 2012

    New Delhi: Paralympics-qualified athlete Hitesh Sachdeva has been banned from competing in the London Paralympics after being caught for doping. Sachdeva had qualified for London Paralympics in the Malaysia Paralympics Championships in Kuala Lumpur in April. The 'A' sample of Sachdeva, a totally blind Uttar Pradesh shot-putter, was found to contain...