Other Sports Mariyappan Thangvellu – Inspirational facts about India’s flag bearer in 2018 Paralympic Asian Games

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Rio Paralympic gold medallist Thangvellu Mariyappan is set to bear the flag of the Indian contingent for the 3rd Paralympic Asian Games to be held in Jakarta from October 6-13. Mariyappan has an interesting life story that can inspire anyone in this world. The 2017 Padma Shri awardee is an avid follower of his favourite sport volleyball. An unfortunate accident crushed Mariyappan’s right leg, but it was not enough to crush his desire to be on top and represent India at the highest level.ALSO READ: IND vs WI, 1st Test LIVE at RajkotLet us take a look at some facts of India’s flag-bearer, Thangvellu Mariyappan in 2018 Paralympic Asian Games:1. Mariyappan lost his right leg at an age of five after he met with an accident which resulted in his right leg getting crushed below the knee.2. Mariyappan’s favourite sport is Volleyball and he played with the normal students in during his school days. However, he won a silver medal in a high jump event after being advised by his Physical Education teacher.  3. Coach Satyanaryana spotted Mariyappan at the National Para-Athletics Championship at the age of 18. Mariyappan achieved the No.1 spot in 2015 after years of hardwork.4. Mariyappan’s mother is the sole earner of his family. She is a cycle vegetable seller and earns Rs 200 per day approximately. With a family that have 3 other siblings while his father had abandoned them over a decade ago. His mother took a loan of 3 lakh for his treatment.5. The Tamil Nadu athlete, Mariyappan clinched a gold medal at the IPC Tunisia Grand Prix and booked a place at the Paralympics.6. Mariyappan was awarded a Padma Shri in 2017.India, who are fielding its biggest ever team of 302 members which include coaches, athletes, support staffs, officials, and escorts, were denied entry at the Games Village as the Sports Ministry were yet to clear the funds of around $2.5 lakh. The issue was cleared off.The 3rd Paralympic Asian Games are set to start from Jakarta from October 6-13 last_img read more

New Indian-American Star Politician Details Democratic Party’s Current Challenges

first_imgIn an exclusive interview with ET, Seema Nanda shared her thoughts about the biggest challenges that the Democrats are now facing with the Republicans controlling the President’s office, the House and the Senate and how she plans to face them.Read it at Economic Times Related Itemslast_img

Australias first ever newbuild ship reaches next milestone in constr

first_imgAustralia’s first ever new-build ship reaches next milestone in constructionOvation of the Seas, Australia’s newest, biggest and most technologically advanced cruise ship which is being constructed at Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany, has completed its conveyance. The conveyance is a unique process for ships built at Meyer Werft as the shipyard is situated inland along the banks of the River Ems and the ship must make the trip from Papenburg down the river backwards to get to the North Sea. The journey took 12 hours.At 346 meters long and 41 meters wide, this 167,800 gross ton ship is one of the largest ever to go through conveyance. Thousands of revellers from the surrounding local villages lined the 26 mile route along the river bank to watch and celebrate the ship’s journey.Ovation of the Seas will be officially launched in April 2016, when she departs Southampton, England for Tianjin (Beijing), China on a 52-day Global Odyssey, before commencing her Chinese season on 24 June 2016. On 30 November 2016, she will set sail on a 15-night Singapore to Sydney voyage via Fremantle, Adelaide and Hobart, repositioning to her new home down under for her maiden Australian season from December.The world’s most revolutionary cruise ship, Ovation of the Seas  features a new set of first-at-sea onboard experiences, such as Ripcord by iFLY, a heart-pounding skydiving experience; North Star, a thrilling adventure that transports guests more than 300 feet in the air on a breathtaking journey; cutting-edge transformative venues including SeaPlex, the largest indoor sports and entertainment complex at sea with bumper cars, roller skating and more; the robotic Bionic Bar; and the cruise line’s largest and most advanced staterooms ever.Guests also will enjoy a landscape of 18 restaurant concepts as vast and varied as dining in the world’s most cosmopolitan cities, including Jamie Oliver’s Jamie’s Italian. Technology has also been amped up on Ovation of the Seas with high speed internet offering more bandwidth so guests can connect and stream as quickly as they would onshore, while the Royal iQ app makes keeping track of your onboard schedule simple with all bookings and cruise details stored and updated automatically. Ovation spans 18 decks, encompasses 167,800 gross registered tons, carries 4,180 guests at double occupancy and features 2,090 staterooms. Royal CaribbeanSource = Royal Caribbeanlast_img read more