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Madhavi Latha helps people with disabilities discover the love for sports

June 8, 2016

For persons with disabilities, there is little support available when it comes to playing a sport. This is why Madhavi Latha is so remarkable.

Latha fought polio with the help of physiotherapy and even went against her family's wishes by undergoing hydrotherapy, which are exercises done under water, when she discovered her love for swimming.

She decided to motivate children with disabilities to play sports through her movement called "Yes We Too Can". She has set up the Tamil Nadu Paralympics Swimming Association.

She also started the Wheelchair Basketball Federation of India which helps NGOs and people with disabilities spread a love for sports. Her goal is to set up a team from India for the Wheelchair Basketball Championship of the 2020 Paralympics at Tokyo.



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