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[Representational image] Gemma Prescott of Britain competes in the women's club throw event at Paralympics 2016Reuters

India have already bagged four medals at the Paralympics 2016 -- two golds, a silver and a bronze. The question that now remains is if the medal tally can extend to five by the end of Friday. 

Day 9 of Paralympics 2016 sees star Indian club thrower as well as discus thrower Amit Kumar Saroha, a gold medal winner at the 2014 Asian Para Games in Incheon, ply his trade, alongwith compatriot Dharambir Nain, in the men's Club Throw F51 final, to be held at the Olympic Stadium (Engenhao) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Amit, 31, was a national level hockey player until tragedy struck him at the age of 22. He met with a car accident and that caused him to become quadriplegic due to compression of the spinal cord and was confined to a wheelchair. However, even that couldn't stop the braveheart for pursuing sports in any manner. Once he learnt about the Paralympics, Amit realised this is what he wants.

Dharambir, meanwhile, a silver medallist in club throw and discus throw events at the French Open Athletics Championship in 2016 and the Para athletics championship in Poland 2016, will be looking for glory in his maiden Paralympics.

The 27-year-old met with a tragedy early in his career while attempting to dive into water. He misjudged the depth and accidentally crashed into the underlying rocks of the water body, which resulted in complete paralysis below the waist.

Schedule for Day 9

Where to watch live

India: TV: Sony Six (Highlights daily at 9 am and 5 pm), Sony ESPN (Highlights daily at 10.30 am and 6 pm). Live streaming: Paralympic.org, Olympic channel.

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.

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