Disabled Udaipur Villager Shines in Swimming Competitions

Disabled Udaipur Villager Shines in Swimming Competitions

His story is an inspiration for many youths...

 
Swimming

Meet Jamnalal Balai, a 32-year-old from in Bhilwara, who is showing us that determination can overcome any challenge. Growing up in a village, he learned to graze goats and swim in the pond. Even though his right hand wasn't fully developed from birth, he didn't let it stop him.

Jamnalal faced financial difficulties at home, but that didn't deter him. After school, he would take care of goats. His passion for swimming led him to practice in the village pond. Today, he is not only a swimming coach in Udaipur's Sports Village but also an active participant in swimming.

His story is an inspiration for many youths facing similar challenges, proving that with determination, one can achieve success despite any obstacle. Jamanalal's journey teaches us that disability is not a limitation but a stepping stone to greater heights.

  • In 2020, two silver medals were earned at the state-level para swimming competition in Saudhpur.
  • In 2021, three gold medals were won in the state-level para swimming competition in Jodhpur.
  • In 2022, Jodhpur hosted a state-level para swimming competition where three gold medals were won.
  • In 2018, secured a top-ten ranking nationally in a competition held in the Arabian Sea. 
  • In 2022, secured a bronze medal in the 100-meter butterfly stroke at the Guwahati Championship.

Source: Rajasthan Patrika

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