Indian swimmer Suyash Jadhav on Tuesday failed to qualify for the final round of men’s 200 metre Individual medley at the Rio Paralympics. Son of a national swimmer, Suyash entered the pool at a young age. However, in a tragedy that struck him when he was in class 6, Suyash suffered serious injuries to his upper limbs after getting accidentally electrocuted by loose wiring at a construction site. Due to which, both his arms were amputated.
The mishap however, did not take away Suyash’s zeal to follow the footsteps of his father nad win medals for the country. The qualifying event at the Paralympics consisted of two Heats, wherein round 1 was triumphed by Colombia’s Carlos Serrano Zarate while Heat 2 was finished at the first spot by USA’s Rudy Garcua Tolson.
Suyash started the event with a great jump and was leading in the first 10 metres but slipped to the last spot in Heat 2 with a timing of 3:01:05.
Out of the 12 participating swimmers, Suyash stood 10th. In spite of the setback, Suyash won a silver and bronze medal at the 2015 IWAS World Games in Russia and by doing so he became the first Indian Para swimmer to register the ‘A’ qualifying mark for the Rio Paralympics 2016.