Entries by Nithi Suppiah

It’s a GOLD for Abdul Latif Romly (MAS)

Day 11: Men’s F20 Long Jump finishes Games campaign for athletes with Intellectual Impairment. By Mousumi Mazumdar After 11 days of non-stop actions, the events for athletes with an Intellectual Impairment at Tokyo 2020 concluded with the F20 Men’s Long-Jump today. The rain was stronger than the preceding days at Tokyo Olympic Stadium, making it […]

GOLD Medal dedicated to Grandad

Day-10 (Part-2): Title reclaimed after 9 years by Karolina Kucharczyk (POL) By Mousumi Mazumdar The women’s Athletics concluded tonight with F20 Long Jump. The rain from this morning continued its downpour and made athletes uncomfortable on the pit, but they came, jumping out with flying colors. Two old rivals- Mikela Ristoski from Croatia and Karolina […]

Superstar of the track takes home fourth Paralympic Gold

Day-10 (Part-1): Barbara Bieganowska- Zajac from wins her 4th Paralympic Gold medal in 1500m By Mousumi Mazumdar It was another rainy and damp day at the Tokyo Olympic Stadium and this did not stop the athletes’ splendid performances. Experienced Paralympians returned to the podium which has been dominated by first-timers. Polish runner, Barbara Bieganowska, at […]

Paralympians creating legacies at Tokyo 2020 Games

Day 9:New World Records created in Aquatics at Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games By Mousumi Mazumdar Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games will be remembered for the Paralympians making an outstanding debut and the ‘WOW’ moments they gave the audience. S14 athletes competed in the last races of their tournament to grab the remaining six medals. With the […]

PRESS STATEMENT: Athlete support and well-being is paramount.

September 02, 2021. When three F20 Shot Put athletes were marked as DNS – Did Not Start, it put a global spotlight on athletes with an intellectual impairment and their disability needs. Ecuador’s Jordi Patricio Congo Villalba, Australian Todd Hodgetts, and Rio 2016 champion, Malaysian Muhammad Zolkefli – were disqualified from the event on 31 […]

Singing and dancing celebrations for Gold Medallists

Day-7: Another hot, humid and wet evening at Tokyo did not affect multiple World records. By Mousumi Mazumdar Valeriia Shabalina (RPC) and Reece Dunn (GBR) claimed their third Gold. Shabalina claims her third gold medal from Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games in the women’s 200m Individual Medley. She clocked a time of 2:20.99sec, to beat the […]

Sisters, competitors, Gold and Bronze medallists

Day-5 (Part 2): Ecuadorian sisters dominate Women’s F20 Shot Put at Tokyo 2020 Paralympics By Mousumi Mazumdar The inaugural event in Athletics for athletes with an Intellectual Impairment was pushed off today. It was a very exciting day at the Olympic Stadium where Ecuadorian sisters dominated the F20 Shot Put field. Poleth Isamar Mendez Sanchez […]

Peter Palos now a three time Paralympic Gold Medallist

Day – 5 (Part 1): Peter Palos (HUN) claims third Gold and fourth Paralympic Medal in the Men’s Table Tennis Final By Rebekah Thornton The final of the Men’s Class-11 category took place today in the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium. Peter Palos (HUN) went up against Samuel von Einem (AUS) in a nail-biting final. Both no […]

Elena Prokofeva shows she is GOLDEN!

Day – 4 (Part 2): Elena Prokofeva (RPC), at the age of 50, claims the GOLD medal in the Women’s Table Tennis. By Mousumi Mazumdar The Semi-finals and Final in the Women’s Class-11 category made their way into the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium today. Finalists, Elena Prokofeva (RPC) and Lea Ferney (FRA) made their debut into […]

Humidity affects the game for van Acker

Day-4: Former Paralympic champion, Florian van Acker, blames humidity for losing Table Tennis semi-final match. By Mousumi Mazumdar Florian van Acker was disappointed with the humid weather here at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium, which he claims cost him the chance of progressing to the Finals. Florian competed against Australia’s Samuel von Einem who won 3-2. […]