NEW DELHI, Aug 28 (PTI): India will be represented by 10 sportspersons in the Paralympic Games, starting tomorrow in London.
The event will conclude on September 9.
The contingent has been finalised, based on the quota places allocated to India by the International Paralympics Committee.
All the 10 athletes underwent training in India and special acclimatisation coaching camp was conducted at Balisdan Sports Village, London.
One athlete underwent special training in Germany. All the athletes have reported at the Games Village. Besides the team of 10 athletes, the Indian contingent consists of as many coaches and escorts and three officials, including the Chef-de-Mission.
The Government of India is funding the participation of the players, coaches, escorts and officials.
There are five members in athletics, three in power-lifting, one each in swimming and shooting disciplines, who have got bi-partite entry for the Games.
Bagan to play in Jammu for the 1st time
Jammu, Aug 28 (PTI): Kolkata giants and three-time National Fotball League champions Mohun Bagan will be playing for the first time in Jammu on September 11, next month.
The sports minister of Jammu and Kashmir R S Chib said that the famous green and maroon brigade will be playing in the Goodwill Cup football tournament starting next month.
The Union Sports Ministry in conjunction with Department of Youth Sports and Services, J&K Sports Council and J&K Football Association is organizing the tournament.
Bagan is likely to play all top club teams from the state.