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Blind swimmer Kanchanmala wins gold in world event

In a proud moment for Indian sports, blind swimmer Kanchanmala Pande has won the gold medal at the World Para-Swimming Championships in Mexico.

The 26-year-old was chosen to represent India in the championships after her outstanding performance in the IDM Berlin Para-Swimming Championships.

She was chosen for the 100m freestyle, 100m backstroke, 100m breaststroke and 200m individual medley at the championships in Mexico, which started from 2 December. She has done well consistently for a long time and has procured many gold medals for Maharashtra.

Indian shooter Abhinav Bindra saw Kanchanamala's helpless state during her participation in the Berlin Para-Swimming and took to Twitter asking for funds to be raised to help her during the Championships.

His efforts won her a lot of recognition and the government also helped her out with state of the art facilities to improve her training.

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