THREE YEARS OF PREPARATION for the event has paid off for Sundar Singh Gurjar.
The boy from Haryana lost his left arm in a car accident and from then has been preparing to compete for the three event namely Shot Put, Javelin and Discuss throw.
He qualified for the Rio Paralympics last year and unfortunately missed out on the opportunity. Sundar Singh failed to understand the accent of the announcer and missed his roll call therefore was disqualified from the event for reaching the registration desk a minute late. A heartbreak that led to Sundar Singh to be even more determined to prepare harder for the next championship.
He gave his all in the IPC International Grand Prix, Dubai in 2017. The result? He won Gold in all three events Shot Put, Javelin and Discuss throw. Massive pay off for the efforts he put in.
Yesterday, the World Para Athletics Championships 2017, London, kicked off. On the first day, Sundar Singh bagged the first medal for India and it was a gold. India secured their first medal of the World Para Athletics Championships today as Sundar Singh Gurjar bagged Gold in the Javelin Throw F46 category. Sundar was able to achieve a distance of 60.36 m, his personal best, which was 2.43 m clear of Sri Lanka’s Dinesh Priyantha Herath who secured the Silver medal. He was not only elated after winning his first Gold in the World Championships, but was also confident of achieving a better performance in the future. The first thing he wants to do after winning the Gold is to visit his family in his hometown whom he hasn’t met for the past three years due to his preparations. HE IS JUST 21.
Missed his Roll Call at the Rio Paralympics last year as did not understand the announcer’s accent
Next Championships in 2017, he wins gold in three events
Has not met his family since three years due to preparations
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