(Last Updated on : 12/09/2016)
Suyash Jadhav is an Indian para swimmer competing in the S7 Category. He has the deformity in his body, but he achieved the success with his sheer determination and energy.
Early Life of Suyash Jadhav
Suyash Jadhav was born in 1993 in Solapur
. He started swimming at a very young age. He followed his fathers footstep who was a national level swimmer. He aspired to fulfil his fathers destiny one day by competing and winning medals at the international stage.
Disability of Suyash Jadhav
However, tragedy struck in Class 6, when a routine day of fun and games ended with Suyash Jadhav suffering serious injuries to his upper limbs after getting accidentally electrocuted by unprotected wiring at a construction site. Both his arms had to be amputated and he subsequently spent six months in hospital following the incident. However, Suyash Jadhav did not give up on his dreams and his love for swimming. He continued to compete in differently-abled competitions domestically and began to show promise. Not long after he started competing and winning medals for India at the international level, fulfilling a childhood dream.
Training of Suyash Jadhav
Suyash Jadhav got his training at the Deccan Gymkhana in Pune. He gained prominence when he won silver and a bronze medal at the 2015 IWAS World Games in Sochi, Russia, conducted by the International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation. In doing so, Suyash Jadhav became the first Indian Para swimmer to register the A qualifying mark for the 2016 Paralympics in Rio.
Career of Suyash Jadhav in IWAS World Games 2015
Suyash Jadhav finished 1st in final of Men's 50m Butterfly-S7 category at IWAS World Games 2015 on 1st October 2015 and achieved A mark for Paralympics Games.
Career of Suyash Jadhav
Suyash Jadhav is the only Indian Para swimmer to have achieved the A qualifying mark for the 2016 Paralympics in Rio, and is being supported by the GoSports Foundation through the Para Champions Programme ahead of his Paralympics quest.
Awards Received by Suyash Jadhav
Suyash Jadhav followed this up with four medals at the 2015 Winter Open Polish Championship in November and continued his medal-winning form into 2016, winning three silver medals at the German swimming championship in January. Having already registered the qualifying mark, Suyash Jadhav is now vying to improve his timings further to get within medal contention for the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio.
India at the Paralympics
Paralympics swimmers of India