Meet Yogesh Kathuniya, The 24 Year Old Who Won Silver Medal In Discus Throw At Paralympics

Indian Sports history lone marchipoleni moment idi, last 24 hours lo Tokyo Paralympics lo India 7 medals gelichindi, ninna already Bhavina Patel, Nishad Kumar 2 sliver medals win aythe ivala morning Rifle Shooting lo Avani Lekhara and Javelin Throw lo Sumit Antil ekanga Gold win ayaru, tharvatha discus throw lo Yogesh Kathuniya, and Javelin throw lo Devendra Jhajharia silver and Sundar Singh Gurjar bronze win ayaru, motham ga ninnati 2 medals and ivalti 5 medals tho India ee 24 hours lo ekanga 7 medals ni sadinchindi..

Yogesh Kathuniya:

The 24 year old Yogesh Kathuniya is from Army family, he was born on March 3, 1997 and graduated B.Com from New Delhi’s Kirorimal College.. Now he won the silver medal in the Men’s Discus throw F56 event with a season best throw of 44.38m. He is also ranked World No. 2 in this category.

Ivala Tokyo Paralympics lo Yogesh first throw foul vesadu, but tharvatha nervous kakunda second attempt lo 42.84m throw vesi comeback ichadu, tharvatha malli couple more invalid throws tho atu itu ayina malli concentrate chesi 43.55m distance lo throw vesi thana mark ni improve cheskunnadu, ika sixth and final attempt lo 44.38m record breaking distance tho throw chesi Silver Medal win ayaru..

Last varaku kuda gold medalist Brazil’s Batista kanna mana Yogesh eh lead lo unnadu but athanu kuda last attempt lo 45.59m distance lo throw vesi record create chesi Gold medal win ayaru, second position lo mana Yogesh Kathuniya and bronze lo Cuba’s Dia Aldana win ayaru..

Yogesh suffered a paralytic attack at the age of 8 which left him with coordination impairments in his limbs. But anthatitho ayipoledhu ela ayina India ki represent chesi International medal thevali ane asha tho 2018 lo Para-athletics lo debut chesi ippudu thana first Paralympic lone India ki Silver medal thechadu..

Trained for the Paralympics without a coach.

Yogesh said to a report that.. “Game ki prepare avthunna time lo lockdown vachi 2 years nunchi anni facilities close ayayi, last 18 months lo naa preparation aythe chala tough ga undedi, appati naa daily basis practice nunchi ippati varaku coach lekundane naaku nenu own ga sadinchanu.. It was a great moment that I could win the silver medal without a coach.”

More stronger for next.

“Just lo Gold miss ayinanduku bhadhaga undi, But it was an amazing experience.. Idhe motivation tho next time more power and energy tho Paris 2024 lo thappakunda India ki Gold thiskosthanu..” Yogesh emotionally said to a report after winning the Silver medal.

An Olympic medal at just 24!  Congratulations champYogesh Kathuniya, you have made our entire nation proud.

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