Type of Impairment
Origin of Impairment
S7, SB6, SM7
Further personal information
Athlete, Public Servant, Student
Surkhet Campus Education: Nepal
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
A friend took him to swim at the Mahendra Police Club swimming pool in 2015, four months after he had his legs amputated. In 2016 he signed up for the a national Para swimming competition and won a race, which inspired him to continue.
Why this sport?
Swimming during his recovery helped him remember how he used to swim in the river near his home as a child, and it made him feel free and weightless. "You cannot walk if you lack legs, but you can float even if you do not have them."
He trains at a swimming pool in Kathmandu, Nepal. "I do an hour and a half of bodybuilding every morning before school, and I swim every afternoon. I play tennis and basketball on weekends."
He has also competed in wheelchair marathons in Nepal. (deshsanchar.com, 02 Mar 2019; Facebook profile, 17 Mar 2019)
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (hi-us.org, 01 May 2017; prizecoalition.charity.org, 23 Apr 2018)
He had both legs amputated after a building collapsed on top of him during the earthquake in Nepal in 2015. "I was working in a small hotel, I had finished my day. The earth trembled, everything collapsed. Two people died where I was. I found myself crushed under the stones. I stayed there for at least an hour, conscious, in pain." (hi-us.org, 01 May 2017)