Monday, July 23, 2018

Para Sports

Same old, same old: National Para Games passes its scheduled date with no tournament

Normally, the field of Para-Sports in India has been ignored a lot over the years, if not completely. One would think that this is due to the field not being particularly promising. However, the reality is quite the opposite. Para-Sports...

Heart of gold, will of steel: Satyapal Singh is serving as coach without the limelight

Satyapal Singh has just finished giving instructions to his athletes. He is now making his way towards where I am standing when he catches one of his athletes and jokingly scolds him not to wander around and instead do...

We are the new normal – Para swimmer, surfer, shooter Justin Jesudas on the secret behind his attitude

Disability can happen to anyone but with the right attitude and support, it need not become the end to life as one knew it. Justin Vijay Jesudas' story is a shining example of this. From winning medals at international...

Girish Sharma fights his own race without government support

Rajkot-based Girish Sharma is an embodiment of great willpower and persistence. At 30, the para-badminton player is defying age and his physical challenges to enter the top-10 ranking of para-shuttlers; his sole motivation being representing India at the 2020...

A tale of tryst and chivalry: Madhavi Latha

Not sure if everyone has noticed, but the ones with some special abilities and challenges are the ones who become the strongest and most able ones than their other normal counterparts in this planet. From Stephen Hawking to Sudha...