Para Swimmer Niranjan Mukundan Starts 2024 With 3 Gold, 2 Silver At Reykjavik International Games

Para Swimmer Niranjan Mukundan Begins 2024 With 3 Gold, 2 Silver At Reykjavik Worldwide Video games

Niranjan Mukundan turned the primary Indian para swimmer to win 100 medals on the worldwide degree.

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Niranjan Mukundan poses with 5 medals in Iceland.

New Delhi: Para swimmer Niranjan Mukundan began the New 12 months on an emphatic observe with three gold and two silver medals on the Reykjavik Worldwide Video games (Icelandic Championships 2024). With this effort, Mukundan turned the primary Indian para-swimmer to enter cross-100 medals on the worldwide degree. His gold medals got here within the 400m and 200m freestyle and 200m breaststroke occasions and received silver in 50m butterfly and 100m freestyle.

With Mukundan already clocking ‘B’ qualifying time in three occasions for the Paris Paralympics, the 5 medals in Iceland supplies the Bangalore lad an ideal momentum in his chase for the ‘A’ qualification reduce. Mukundan has three extra occasions left within the subsequent few months (till July) to chase for an ‘A’ qualification reduce.

“After narrowly lacking out on the medal on the para Asian video games final 12 months in October it’s been a tricky season and now to bounce again at first of the 12 months itself could be very self-boosting,” the 29-year-old Mukundan advised

“Additionally to turn into the primary Indian para swimmer to hitch the 100 medal membership is a cherry on high to start out the 12 months. With 7 months left for the qualification this has boosted my confidence and I stay up for this 12 months,” he added.

Earlier in April final 12 months, Mukundan broke a 16-year-old Asian document on the Norwegian Swimming Championships. He swam to 1500m freestyle gold within the S7 class and was additionally adjudged the perfect male para swimmer. Born with spina bifida, an incomplete formation of the spinal twine, Mukundan braved 19 surgical procedures on his approach to make a reputation for himself in swimming.

As soon as advised to hitch swimming as an aqua remedy, Mukundan fell in love with the water sport and finally making it a career. On the age of 18, Mukundan received his first worldwide medal. Seven years later, Mukundan emerged because the first-Indian para swimmer to win half century of worldwide medals.

In 2015, Mukundan turned the Junior World Champion and have become the youngest recipient of the celebrated Nationwide Award from the Indian authorities. Mukundan will subsequent be seen on the Nationwide Para Swimming Championship in March earlier than flying to Germany (Might) and France (June) for Swimming World Collection.

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