New Delhi: Sports Minister Vijay Goel on Wednesday refused to dedicate if medallists of a ongoing Rio Paralympics will be conferred with a Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna endowment –the top sporting honour in a country.
An Olympic medallist directly qualifies for a Khel Ratna endowment during an Olympic year though Goel pronounced there is no such process in place for a paralympians.
“Our Paralympians have done India unapproachable winning 4 medals so distant in Rio Paralympics. But on a emanate of awards, compartment now there has been no preference on any such process for paralympians. We will take adult a matter,” Goel told reporters during a phenomenon of a trademark of a arriving Kabaddi World Cup, to be hold in Ahmedabad subsequent month.
Indian athletes have so distant won 4 medals (two golds, one china and one bronze) in a ongoing Rio Paralympics.
After Mariyappan Thangavelu (gold in men’s T42 High Jump), Varun Bhati (bronze in men’s T42 High Jump) and Deepa Malik (silver in women’s shotput F53 event) won medals in their particular events during a Rio Paralympics, pike thrower Devendra Jhajharia on Tuesday bettered his possess universe record to win his career’s second bullion in a F46 event.