Born without hands, Jagwinder Singh has managed to achieve what most of us may not even dare to imagine! A cyclist of national repute, he now aspires to bring glory to India by winning a Paralympic gold in Rio this year.
Singh, a resident of Patran village near Patiala, recently bagged the gold at the Chandigarh State Cycling Championship.
Going against his parents' repeated warnings, young Singh would sneak out of his home every night and try to ride a bike in the bylanes of his locality.
He suffered a lot of falls and fractures, but that didn't deter him from his ambition. Much to the surprise of family and friends, Singh would soon be cycling to Patiala town from Patran — a distance of 25km — thrice a week.
During 2012 London Olympic Games when a nation of 1.2 billion Indians were praying for Olympic medals, Jagwinder Singh decided his future course of action — to win a gold in para cycling.
''I don't face any problems because of my condition. Whenever I feel like doing some work, I follow how another person is doing it and work out how can I do it my own way," said Singh.
Some of us are born winners.
First Published On : Feb 18, 2016 12:16 IST