Indian Track & Field Champion: Girisha Nagarjagowda

Blog by: Suryakant Tripathi.

Born with a disability in his left leg, Girisha Nagarjagowda  won a Silver medal in the men’s high jump F-42 category at the 2012 Paralympic Games that were held in London.
The 27-year-old scaled a height of 1.74m using the scissors technique, and courtesy that effort became the 8th Indian to win a medal at the Paralympics.

2012 brought few more laurels for the Girisha as he secured Gold at the Para Athletics Championships that were held in Kuwait and also won a Silver medal at the Para Athletics Championships.

For his achievements, Girisha was awarded the Padma Shri in 2013.