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Ramesh Khatri



Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
S7, SB6, SM7

Further personal information

Kathmandu, NEP
Athlete, Public Servant, Student
English, Nepali
Higher education
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."
Training Regime
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."

General interest

Other sports
He has also competed in wheelchair marathons in Nepal. (, 02 Mar 2019; Facebook profile, 17 Mar 2019)
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (, 01 May 2017;, 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." (, 01 May 2017)