India's Rio Paralympians - Suyash Jadhav
September 3, 2016
22-year-old Suyash Jadhav, a double amputee, is the only Indian swimmer to achieve the minimum qualification standard for this year's Rio Paralympics.
Suyash lost his hands in an accident when he was 11 years old. He was at family wedding and was playing with his cousins using rods when electrical wires touched the rod in his hands.
Suyash was already actively involved in sports like swimming thanks to his father who was a physical education schoolteacher and a national swimmer, wrestler and kho-kho player.
He got a lot of support from doctors and teachers and eventually started swimming again.
He was 16 years old when he took part in his first international meet and won a bronze medal in the 100m breaststroke.
Last year at the world games in Russia, he won a silver medal in the 50m butterfly and a bronze in the 200m individual medley.
Watch in Sign Language
Read more on Newz Hook
- Headlines June 16, 2019 World Cup: India vs Pakistan today
- Headlines June 15, 2019 Bengal doctors' protest spreads to other cities
- Headlines June 13, 2019 PM's 'Mann Ki Baat' resumes on 30 June
- Headlines June 12, 2019 Kerala cops, Interpol join hands to fight child abuse
- Get-hooked June 16, 2019 Why my dad's my superhero - Father's Day Tributes
- Headlines June 17, 2019 More deaths due to encephalitis in Bihar
- Headlines June 17, 2019 Bengal doctors reject Mamata Banerjee's plea to call off strike
- Get-hooked June 11, 2019 Church in Ireland cancels invite to priest for comparing kids with autism to animals
- Headlines June 17, 2019 Cricket World Cup – India beats Pakistan
- Events June 13, 2019 SLD Awareness Programme
Want to feature your inspiring story or share an event with the disabled community? Write to:
Newz Hook - Accessible News