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India in Rio Paralympics 2016, 16th September schedule: List of events & Indian athletes on Day 9 of the Games

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Amit Kumar Saroha
Amit Kumar Saroha is ranked second in the world in F51 Club Throw


Event: Men's Club Throw F51 Final

Athletes: Amit Kumar Saroha, Dharambir

Time: 6:33pm IST

Event: Men's High Jump T47 Final

Athlete: Rampal Chahar

Time: 2:48am IST (September 17)

Sept 16
Men's Club Throw F51 Final
Amit Kumar Saroha, Dharambir
Sept 17
Men's High Jump T47 Final
Rampal Chahar

Three disabled champions will try to bring glory to India in the high jump event at the 2016 Rio Paralympics. One of the three is Rampal Chahar, who hails from the city of Sonepat in Haryana. Currently ranked at the eight spot amongst the disabled athletes in this sport, Chahar had lost his limb below the elbow on one of his arms, which doesn't deter him from pursuing his dreams.

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Chahar will do his best to create a splash at the 2016 Rio Paralympics, in order to make a name for both himself and country. He has put a lot of hard work at the Sports Authority of India training camp in Kolkata. He clinched a gold medal earlier this year at the IPC Grand Prix in Tunisia, establishing himself as a frontrunner with a jump of 1.85 metres, a score which ensured his qualification for the Paralympics.

He will be competing in the T47 category of the Men's High Jump.

Amit Kumar Saroha is ranked second in the world in his category of Club Throw while Dharambir is ranked 14th in the same. Amit Kumar Saroha already has two silvers and one gold in his total participation at the Para Asian Games. Before his accident that left him confined to a wheelchair at the age of 22, Saroha was a junior level hockey player. He was inspired to participate in para-sports a short while after his unfortunate accident and shifted to the club throw and the discus throw.

Dharambir, on the other hand, is the protege of Amit Kumar Saroha whom he became acquainted with after his introduction to para-sports in 2014. Being completely paralysed below the waist, Dharambir improved massively in the span of just two years by securing the A qualification mark at the 2016 Fazza IPC Athletics Grand Prix in Dubai and following that with a confirmation for the 2016 Paralympic Games with a better performance at the Selection Trials conducted by the Sports Authority of India. Both him and Saroha will be participating in the F51 category for Club throw.