The Ministry tweeted from its official handle:


India has sent its biggest-ever contingent of 17 athletes to the Rio Paralympics starting on Wednesday.

There in the squad is, Devendra Jhajharia, India's first Paralympic gold medallist (Athens 2004), and will be eyeing a medal at the javelin throw event in the F46 category.

The Squad:

Mariyappan Thangavelu (high jump), Varun Singh Bhati (high jump), Pooja (archery), Sharad Kumar (high jump),Rampal Chahar (high jump), Sundar Singh Gurjar (javelin throw), Devendra Jhajaria (javelin throw), Rinku (javelin throw), Narender Ranbir (javelin throw), Sandeep (javelin throw), Amit Kumar Saroha (club throw), Deepa Malik (shot put), Dharambir (club throw), Ankur Dhama (1500 metres), Basha Farman (powerlifting), Suyash Narayan Jadhav (swimming), Naresh Kumar Sharma (shooting).



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