State para athletes gear up for Paralympics 2018

Para athletes of the state have been doing well, but need more support.

Mr satyanarayan, national chief coach

Bangalore, November 22, 2017: Karnataka paralympic committee national; chief Mr. Satyanarayan said, " We are currently working hard for the upcoming Para Asian Games 2018, which will be held in October in Indonesia and I am currently training Kartik, who is a discuss throw player and he has a high chance of winning a medal in the event ".

Mr. Chandrasekhar, the Secretary General of the Paralympics Committee of India said,“Karnataka secures third position in Producing para atheletes to participate in world events like paralympics and .asian games Mr Chandrashekar , who himself is physically disabled, also added that Bangalore is a wonderful place for training as theytry to get the appropriate equipment for training".

To this, the National Chief Coach of Paralympics Committee of the state, Mr Satyanarayan reacted that this is a great initiative by both the central and state government. Mr Satyanarayan whopreviously trained India’s first silver medal winner para athlete - Girisha N Gowda, who participated in the London2012 Summer Paralympics in men’s high jump category.
“After training Girisha and Mariyappa, who were gold medalists in Rio Paralympics in high jump, I am looking forward for more such participation in this event,” added Satyanarayan.

“A lot of people do not still know the difference between Paralympics and Olympics. They think it's a recreational sport but it's a serious sport just like other events ". He  added, “We have collaborated with many school boards like CBSE and state board as our initiative is to bring lot of disabled school students to know about this and further participate in it". 
"I really appreciate the government of India as they, for the time in their budget has added para athletes in sports quota and added about Rs4 crores to the budget for them.

Sudharshan, a 24 year old discus thrower has a disability as he can't walk but still he is preparing for the Asian games 2018. “The competition is much tougher this time, but I have always learnt to fight and I will fight this time as well". 


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