Para athletes have done tremendously well over the years, but don’t quite get the recognition they deserve. Some of them have broken world records on their way to being the best in the world. It takes immense courage to participate in events across the world and these athletes have time and again overcome all odds to succeed. They are truly an inspiration to everyone. They are not disabled, they are as abled as any other person or better.
#5 Rajinder Singh Rahelu
Powerlifter from Mehsampur in Jalandhar district is a bronze medallist from the 2004 Athens Paralympic games in the 56-kg category. The 41-year old had earlier won gold in the Asian Bench Press Championship in New Delhi in 2002 in the same weight category.
He clinched silver in the 2007 IWAS World Games. Rahelu finished fifth at the 2008 Beijing Paralympics. He won silver in the 2014 Glasgow Paralympics.
Arjuna award – 2006