The Paralympics 2016 has already started with a bang for India as the day 2 of the quadrennial event saw the country bagging two medals â€” Mariyappan Thangavelu from Tamil Nadu won the gold medal in the men's high jump T42 event, while Varun Singh Bhati won the bronze in the same event.
On day 3, women's archers will be in action at the Sambodromo in Rio de Janeiro. India's Pooja, the first ever athlete from the country to compete in paralympic archery, will ply her trade in the recurve archery event.
Pooja, 25, suffered from polio at a very early age. Although one of her legs is impaired, she started out as a para discus athlete, but then found her calling in paralympic archery in 2010. She booked the berth for India in the women's individual archery recurve event after a good display at the world qualifier in Czech Republic in 2016.
The girl from Rohtak, Haryana, is now aiming for glory in her maiden Paralympics. "I will do my best," she told World Archery in an exclusive interaction. "I am the first archer to qualify for the Paralympics and I am very proud."
Schedule for day 3
Women's individual recurve archery ranking round event is scheduled to start at 9 a.m. local time (5:30 p.m. BST, 10 p.m. BST) on Sept. 10.
Where to watch live
Brazil: TV: Globo Sport. Live streaming: Rede Globo.
China: TV: CCTV. Live streaming: cctv.com.
USA: TV: NBC. Live streaming: Team USA.
UK: TV: Channel 4. Live streaming: Paralympics Channel 4.