Para-athletes will compete for the Tokyo 2020 slots at the National Athletics Championship To

MYSURU: the best Indian para-athletes, including the Paralympic medalist Thangavelu Mariyappan , the world record holder Sandeep Chaudhary and the double world champion Sundar Singh Gurjar, will be seen in action at the 19th National Para Athletics Championship from March 26 to 28.

The three day event, approved by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) is important, as it is the last competition to secure qualifying places for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

the Tokyo 2020 The qualification deadline for para-athletics is April 1.

Se espera que hasta 1,600 atletas de todo el país participen en varias disciplinas en the campeonatos.

India has already booked 13 Tokyo 2020 berths at the Dubai 2019 World Athletics Championship For pasado noviembre. Mariyappan, Chaudhary y Gurjar se encuentran entre the que trajeron a casa the laureles.

Además, the campeonatos serán la primera competencia importante organizada por el recién elegido Comité Paralímpico de India (PCI), encabezado por un para-atleta condecorado. Deepa Malik , medallista de plata en the Juegos Paralímpicos de Río 2016.

Meanwhile, the PCI was confident that the Ministry of Sports It will soon revoke the suspension imposed last year.

PCI Secretary General Gursharan Singh I was hoping that the Indian government will abide by the order and revoke the suspension as soon as possible.

"We have submitted our papers to the International Paralympic Committee . We are now awaiting the completion of formalities by the Registrar of Societies after which we will submit it to the Ministry of Sports ," PCI Secretary General Gursharan Singh said.

We expect that within two or three weeks, the government will revoke our suspension, he said.

Incluso si el gobierno no reconoce nuestro cuerpo, nuestros atletas pueden participar bajo la bandera india en the Juegos Paralímpicos. Hemos sido suspendidos por el ministerio, pero no por el organismo internacional, IPC.

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