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.