Blind swimmer Kanchanmala to represent India at World Para Championship in Mexico
Kanchanmala Pande, the blind swimming champion from Nagpur, will represent India at the World Para Swimming Championship currently being held in Mexico.
26-year-old Kanchanmala will compete in the S-11 category and has been selected based on her excellent performance at the IDM Berlin Para Swimming Championship held in July. She will swim in the 100 metres freestyle, 100m backstroke, 100m breaststroke and 200m individual medley.
Kanchanmala is the only national swimmer who has qualified in the women's category. At the 17th National Para Swimming Championship at Udaipur, she did well in the 100m breaststroke and 200m IM and won three gold medals for Maharashtra including 100m backstroke.
Kanchanmala, who is from Amravati, represented Maharashtra several times at the national-level both in able as well as disabled category.
Read more on Newz Hook
- Get-hooked February 14, 2019 Disability rights body seeks Health Minister's intervention to overturn guidelines that discriminate against MBBS aspirants
- Get-hooked February 9, 2019 Trending stories on NewzHook this week!
- Events February 14, 2019 Be a Valentine - Celebrate Love
- Get-hooked February 11, 2019 Valentine’s Day plans - NewzHook readers share some ideas
- Parasports February 16, 2019 Inclusive tandem-cycling expedition #M2k2019 is back, this time even more scenic & challenging
- Headlines February 9, 2019 Akash Ambani and Shloka Mehta to tie the knot on 9 March
- Parasports February 15, 2019 First ever sound ball tennis workshop in Mumbai for people with visual impairments
Want to feature your inspiring story or share an event with the disabled community? Write to:
Newz Hook - Accessible News