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Girisha Hosanagara Nagarajegowda Biography & Latest News

Girisha Hosanagara Nagarajegowda Biography

Girisha Hosanagara Nagarajegowda is a paralympic high jumper from India. He jumped a height of 1.74m in the final of the 2012 Summer Paralympics Men's High Jump, to finish in the silver medal position in the competition. He become the first Indian to win a medal at that event. Girisha's first taste of success was when he won a prize at the State-level sports meet in Dharwad. His first achievement at the international level came when he won a bronze at the Junior World Championships for the disabled in Ireland in 2006. He then won a bronze medal at the Mysore University sports meet. He then won the gold medal at the national high jump championship. This was followed by Gold medals in athletic meets in Kuwait and Malaysia. Now, He is only the ninth medalist of India at Paralympics & only the third to claim silver at the ParalympicsHe was awarded with "Rajyotsava Award" by the Government of Karnataka in 2012. He was awarded "Padma Shri" by the Government of India in 2013.

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PR Sreejesh disappointed at HN Girisha moving court for Khel Ratna
PR Sreejesh disappointed at HN Girisha moving court for Khel Ratna
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Karnataka High Court stays Sania Mirza's Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award
Sania Mirza's Khel Ratna stayed by the Karnataka High Court.
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Being disabled is not my misfortune but a gift: Girisha HN
Being disabled is not my misfortune but a gift: Girisha HN
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