Para swimmer Shams Alam Shaikh selected for World Series Swimming Championship
April 12, 2018
Talented para swimmer Shams Alam Shaikh has been selected for the World Para Swimming Championship World Series.
The competition is to be held in Sheffield in United Kingdom in May.
Shams Alam is currently in the United States for the Global Sports Mentoring Programme, 2018.
The programme provides one-month long mentorship and is organized by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States government and the University of Tennessee.
Shams was also an avid karate practitioner before he became a paraplegic in 2010 due to tumour.
He took up swimming and went on to win awards and set records with his will power and hard work.
Shams, who is paralyzed below the chest, swims every day for long hours.
He has won a bronze medal at the 2016 Speedo Can Am Para-swimming Championships in Canada.
Shams also holds the record for the longest open sea swim by a paraplegic person in India.
Watch in Sign Language
Read more on Newz Hook
- Headlines April 16, 2019 Yogi, Mayawati banned by ECI
- Headlines April 16, 2019 World Cup Cricket - Indian side announced
- Get-hooked April 20, 2019 Parenting Corner - Autism and dental health
- Get-hooked April 18, 2019 #AutismPower - Mumbai's Cafe Arpan is brewing a change, along with great coffee
- Get-hooked April 14, 2019 How to help a person with autism feel calm
- Get-hooked April 19, 2019 #GetMoneywise - Financial planning mistakes parents with disabled children typically make
- Events April 16, 2019 Learning Through Play Workshop
- Accessibility April 16, 2019 "Court order should set a model for others with mental disabilities", says Bengal MBBS aspirant Tathagata Ghosh
- Get-hooked April 20, 2019 #AutismPower - Five takeaways from a run with Varun Sawant by Vineet Saraiwala
- Headlines April 14, 2019 Maneka Gandhi gets notice from Election Commission
Want to feature your inspiring story or share an event with the disabled community? Write to:
Newz Hook - Accessible News