The Duke Of Sussex has said he hopes the stories of Paralympians detailed innew Netflix documentary Rising Phoenix help to get rid of “stereotyping andpreconceptions”. The film details the history of the Paralympic Games andfeatures interviews with athletes including GB star Jonnie Peacock, as well asHarry, who founded the Invictus Games for injured servicemen and women.
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National Sports Awards 2020 ceremony was held virtually amid COVID-19 pandemic. Speaking on this Khela Ratna and Arjuna awardee, Paralympian Deepa Malik said that para-athletics level of playing has reached international level. "Their (Athletes) abilities are more than their disabilities, if they get the chance to brush up their skills and this is the opportunity which Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju this time through sports policy to push sports into the main stream. 22 events happen in Para-sports, summer Paralympic so our games have increased in every field like in shooting, athletics power lifting. We are creating world records. Our level of playing has reached international level," said Malik.
A 5-year-old girl, Anwesha Spehia won gold medal in online International E-Kata Championship 2020 held on August 29-30 in female 5-year Kata category. "I want her to play in Olympics and win medal for the country," said her father and Karate coach Bhuwnesh Kumar Spehia.