India’s top paracyclists Jagwinder Singh hopes to bring home the glory from Rio Paralympics
23-year-old Jagwinder Singh is one of India’s top paracyclists. Having no arms never let the high spirit of Jagwinder Singh to go down. Jagwinder is now aiming to compete in the Paralympics Rio 2016 and hopes to bring home a gold medal.
The people who see me every day, their mindset becomes very positive, thinking ‘If he can do so much in spite of not having hands then we can do anything.
Jagwinder Singh is a resident of Patran, Patiala. He has started preparing for cycling competitions since 2012. At the same time Jagwinder also started giving painting lessons to make some money so that he could buy himself a new bicycle. He cycles about 25 kilometres daily. Apart from cycling, Jagwinder uses his feet to cook, eat and paint.
In 2014, Singh won the State Gold Medal by winning the 25 kilometre Chandigarh State Cycling Championship. The same year, he also won a bronze medal at the International Cyclothon in Orissa. In another cyclothon by the Green Biker Association, Patiala, Jagwinder finished 212 kilometres in 9 hours and 15 minutes. In 2014, Jagwinder had also qualified for the for the Asian Para Games, but he could not participate because he didn’t have the money to travel to South Korea.
I do not face any problem. Whenever I feel like doing some work, I see how another person is doing it and then figure out how can I do it my own way, says Jagwinder Singh.
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