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Indians participating in IWAS World Junior Games 2015

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The Indian delegation at the 11th IWAS World Junior Games 2015. Image credit: Support Paralympic Athletes of India

The IWAS World Junior Games 2015 officially got underway on Thursday in the Netherlands with a delegation from India participating in the competition.  Indian athletes competing in the event include swimmers Niranjan M, Ashray.D, and Revathi.N.

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Sports  on the World Junior Games  program include athletics, RaceRunning, swimming, electric wheelchair hockey and wheelchair fencing. Competition wraps up on Wednesday.

Disability sport in India has taken a large step backwards following the suspension of the Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) by the International Paralympic Committee and the Indian government earlier in the year. Since then, Sports Authority of India has effectively taken over the role of the PCI. At the present time, the IPC has said that Indian athletes cannot compete in IPC sanctioned events under their own flag.

Laura Hale
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Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees.

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