Full list of Indian athletes at Rio 2016 Paralympics

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Rio de Janeiro, Sept 6: With an aim to improve its medal tally, India has sent its largest ever contingent for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games which will kick off here on Wednesday (Sept 7).

India gear up for 2016 Paralympics

A total of 19 Indian athletes (16 male, 3 female) will feature in 10 disciplines at the Games which will be held September 7-18. India had also sent its largest ever Olympic contingent to Rio Olympics 2016 but won just two (1 silver, 1 bronze).

Full list of Indian athletes at 2016 Rio Paralympics

Among the Indian athletes, javelin thrower Devendra Jhajharia, who became India's first Paralympic gold medallist in Athens 2004, will be taking part in his fourth edition and will hope to finish on the podium this time as well.

The 2016 Paralympics will see as many as 4,300 athletes competing for medals in 23 disciplines. (Cash awards for Rio Paralympic medallists announced)

India has so far won a total of eight medals at the Paralympic Games, including two gold, three silver and three bronze. Of these, one gold, three silver and and two bronze medals have come in athletics while swimming and powerlifting have yielded a gold and a bronze respectively.


Here is the full list of Indian Paralympians:


Men:


High jump:

Mariyappan Thangavelu, Varun Singh Bhati, Sharad Kumar, Rampal Chahar


Javelin:

Sundar Singh Gurjar, Devendra Jhajaria, Rinku, Narender Ranbir, Sandeep


Club throw:

Amit Kumar Saroha, Dharambir


Shooting:

Naresh Kumar Sharma


Swimming:

Suyash Narayan Jadhav


Powerlifting:

Basha Farman


Athletics:

Ankur Dhama (1,500m)


Javelin, Shotput:

Virender Dhanka 


Women:


Archery:

Pooja


Shot put:

Deepa Malik


Discus throw:

Karamjyoti Dalal


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