Para swimmer Niranjan Mukundan wins eight medals in IWAS World Games

Posted on:06 Jul 2016 09:09:47

Para swimmer Niranjan Mukundan wins eight medals in IWAS World Games
06 July 2016 Current Affairs: Para swimmer Niranjan Mukundan won eight medals, including three gold medals, at the International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports (IWAS) U-23 World Games.The games concluded on 3 July 2016 in Prague, Czech Republic.

Mukundan bagged gold medals in 200m freestyle, 50m butterfly and 50m breaststroke, silver in 100m fly and 50m freestyle, and bronze in 100m freestyle, 100m breaststroke and 100m backstroke events.

Niranjan Mukundan :  Born on 4 September 1994, Mukundan is an Indian para-swimmer.

He was born with a physical deformity called Spina Bifida. It is a birth defect where there is incomplete closing of the backbone and membranes around the spinal cord.He was crowned as the Junior World Champion in the year 2015.

 GoSports Foundation supports Mukundan through the Para Champions Programme. In 2015, he was given National Award for Best Sports-person of the Year by Government of India. In 2016, he was awarded with Ekalavya Award.


Subscribe to Current Affairs

Enter your email to get daily current affairs

Current Affairs May 2017

25 MAY
NEWS
24 MAY
NEWS
23 MAY
NEWS
22 MAY
NEWS

Current Affairs April 2017

29 APRIL
NEWS
28 APRIL
NEWS
27 APRIL
NEWS
26 APRIL
NEWS

Current Affairs March 2017

31 MARCH
NEWS
30 MARCH
NEWS
29 MARCH
NEWS
28 MARCH
NEWS