MALATHI HOLLA PDF

Tweet When she was a baby, polio paralysed her whole body. She has had over 30 surgeries for broken bones in her legs. Although electric shock therapy for two years helped her upper body regain strength, her body wasted away below the waist. Despite this, Malathi Krishnamurthy Holla has won golds, 27 silvers and 5 bronzes at national and international events, most of them on a rented wheelchair. At 56, she is still the fastest female Indian athlete on a wheelchair. Her father was always determined to make her self-reliant and confident.

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Tweet When she was a baby, polio paralysed her whole body. She has had over 30 surgeries for broken bones in her legs. Although electric shock therapy for two years helped her upper body regain strength, her body wasted away below the waist. Despite this, Malathi Krishnamurthy Holla has won golds, 27 silvers and 5 bronzes at national and international events, most of them on a rented wheelchair.

At 56, she is still the fastest female Indian athlete on a wheelchair. Her father was always determined to make her self-reliant and confident. He made sure she got a sound education. She also learned to be independent. Of course, I am disabled physically. But that is just one part of my body. It was never easy, but Malathi was a fighter. For instance, at college in Bengaluru, when she found that all her classes were on the upper floors, she went to the principal, explained the problem and asked if her classes could be moved to the ground floor.

They were! Malathi loved the challenge of the competitive sport. The track and field athlete, known for her m and m finishes, was also a whiz at shot-put, javelin and discus throws. She is also a manager with Syndicate Bank. The only disability in someone can be an inferiority complex. She is also an Arjuna Awardee she campaigned for this award to be given to disabled athletes and finally received it in with over medals, an extraordinary tale of grit.

Today, she runs Mathru Foundation , a home for disabled children from rural India, in Bangalore. Yes, we are different and so even our lives should be a shining example of that difference. Watch the inspirational talk by Padma Shri Dr. Malathi Krishnamurthy Holla Image source, credit and rights: yourstory.

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Malathi Krishnamurthy Holla

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Malathi Krishnamurthy Holla — Wikipedia Malathi was the youngest of their four children. She works as a Manager in Syndicate Bank and shelters 16 children with various disabilities at Mathru Foundation — a charitable trust formed along with her friends. Paralympic athletes are classified according to the type and extent of disability, so that they compete with those on a similar level.

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