Video By: Basharat Amin | Article By: Nusrat Ali
Creating history while representing the country, J&K’s Chandeep Singh, son of Surinder Singh won the silver medal in 8th World Para-Taekwondo Championship held at Antalya in Turkey. It is for the first time in Indian history that any Para athlete clinched a medal at the World Taekwondo Championship.
After losing both arms to an electric shock in 2011, 20-year-old para-athlete Chandeep Singh converted his disability into ability. Chandeep is Golden Book of World Records holder and has won many medals in skating. He is the lone Para Asian Gold Medalist from J&K.
Chandeep is a true inspiration for others. Before his accident, he excelled in football, athletics and skating at school, zonal and national levels. But losing his arms didn’t break his spirit, days after he was released from the hospital, he was back in the sports arena, with a new resolve, to win it big in Taekwondo and skating.
In the year 2018, he clinched gold and bronze medal in Asian Para-Taekwondo Championship, held at Vietnam. He was also selected among Six Heroes of India by India Today. Chandeep Singh was awarded by ‘Pehal Youth Proud Award’ on Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam’s Birthday.
He got a bronze medal in Seventh All India Roller Skating Championship 2012 Mussoorie, Uttarakhand. He won three silver medals in Jammu Gold Cup Roller Skating Championship 2014.