Meet Para swimmer Niranjan Mukundan set Asian record after 19 surgeries

Niranjan Mukundan

Para swimmer Niranjan Mukundan set Asian record after 19 surgeries. The 27-year-old para swimmer won six medals at the Para Swimming Cup tournament in Prague, Czech Republic. He broke the Asian record in the 800m freestyle by over 50 seconds. Niranjan Mukundan was born with Spina Bifida, a congenital spinal condition that commonly leads in lower limb paralysis. He’s undergone 19 operations since birth and was entirely paralyzed below the waist until age five. His parents enrolled him at a local swimming facility when he was seven.

Niranjan is now practicing at a national training center in Berlin, Germany, in preparation for the World Para Swimming Championships in Portugal in June 2022 and the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham the following year.

Following the conclusion of the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics on September 5th, the Bengaluru para athlete began his first tour in Germany last year with professional squad SC Potsdam.

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