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‘Perception of para sports and disability should change in India’: Manasi Joshi

Philosophy or otherwise, life is momentary in the larger scheme of things; not so much for 31-year-old para-athlete Manasi Joshi who took a momentous event that turned her world upside down, and made it her life’s biggest positive.Until that fateful day in December 2011, Manasi was your average software engineer.

“It is difficult to deal with a life turning situation when you are young. I didn’t know how to look forward from that situation,” says Manasi, of the accident that left her needing a prosthetic limb to walk.Today, she is the world para-badminton champion in the SL3 category, having beaten fellow Indian Parul Parmar for the gold in the 2019 BWF Para-Badminton World Championships, Basel.

News source ~ The Hindu