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India's Rio Paralympians - Amit Saroha

September 14, 2016

Amit Saroha, a 30-year-old discus thrower, is one of the top medal prospects for the 2016 Rio Paralympics.

Amit was a national-level hockey player at the age of 22 when he met with a car accident that left him a quadriplegic.

He did not lose his passion for sports and was inspired by Jonathan Sigworth, an American wheelchair rugby player who toured India to promote para sports.

Amit chose a sports where he could use his upper body strength and has become an inspiration for others.

He received the Arjuna Award in 2013 and has won many medals for India at international events.



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