Tokyo Paralympics 2020: The Paralympic Games in Tokyo is starting from today. With the opening ceremony today, the competition to win medals in these games will also begin. This time India has sent its largest contingent to the Paralympic Games. 6 officials and 5 players from India’s contingent will participate in the Paralympic Opening Ceremony. This information was given by the mission chief of the Indian team, Gursharan Singh. India’s two table tennis players Sonal Patel and Bhavina Patel have events on Wednesday so they will not take part in the opening ceremony. King Naruhito of Japan will announce the start of the Games.
Mariyappan Thangavelu to be India’s flag bearer
Mariyappan Thangavelu will be India’s flag bearer at the opening ceremony of Tokyo Paralympics 2020. Apart from these, discus thrower Vinod Kumar, javelin thrower Tek Chand, powerlifters Jaideep and Sakina Khatoon will also participate in the opening ceremony. India’s highest number of 54 players in Paralympic history will take part in the Tokyo Games and the country is expected to win its highest number of medals this time.
Cricketers also wish Indian para athletes
Cricket stalwarts of India also took to social media to wish the para athletes participating in the Tokyo Paralympics 2020. Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli and master blaster Sachin Tendulkar boosted their morale. Apart from these badminton star PV. Many veteran players like Sindhu have also boosted the morale of Indian para-athletes.
Virat and Sachin tweeted
Team India captain Virat Kohli tweeted and supported the para athletes of India and boosted their morale. Virat tweeted, ‘My best wishes and support to the Indian athletes participating in the Tokyo Paralympics. I am sure you will make us proud.’ Sachin Tendulkar wrote, ‘My best wishes for the Paralympic Games are with the entire team. These men and women are athletes of exceptional ability. He has crossed physical limits through his passion, patience and commitment. We inspire as an inspiration to all.’