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Syed’s many achievements

IMG-20180213-WA0051Syed, a formerly sponsored child of World Vision India, is now making the country proud of his achievements in sports.

Syed, from Madurai, Tamil Nadu, was affected by Polio at the age of three. He joined the Clara Olive Polio Home run by World Vision India in the year 1998, where he studied until 2005.


After that, Syed was enrolled in another school near his house but he still continued to receive support from World Vision India.

During his higher secondary year in school, he started participating in various athletic events and won prizes too. Syed pursued his love for sports even in college. Observing his performance, the local Handicap Welfare Association encouraged Syed to take part in more competitions, where he made remarkable achievements in Javelin, Shot IMG-20180213-WA0053Put and Discus throw.

Since then, there has been no looking back for Syed; he is successfully continuing his winning spree. Early this year, the Sports Authority of India sent him to Sri Lanka to participate in SWAARC (South West Asian Association of Regional Countries) International Para Athletics Champions in the Discus throw and Shot Put where he won two gold medals.

Through his accomplishments, Syed has made all of us proud.  “From the beginning, World Vision India’s support helped with my achievements. I look forward to participating in the Asian Para Games 2018, Jakarta and the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2020”, says Syed.

Along with our sponsors, we wish Syed the very best in all his future endeavours. Take a look at the awards he has won so far –

Date Place Event Award
21st Jan to 2nd Feb, 2006 3rd Junior National Athletic Championship Coimbatore Wheelchair 100mts race,  Discus Throw Bronze, Silver
Feb 21st to Feb 28th, 2008 5th Junior National Para Athletic Championship Javelin Throw Gold
Sep 10th to Sep 21st, 2008 Ryla International Championship, Chennai Discus Throw Gold
Feb 21st to Feb 24th, 2009 9th Junior National Para Athletic Championship, Jaipur, Rajasthan Javelin Throw, Discus Throw Silver, Gold
July 10th to July 11th, 2010 5th State level Sports Meet, Aruppukottai, Tamil Nadu Discus Throw, Shot Put, Javelin Throw Gold, Silver in Shot Put and Javelin Throw
Feb 10th to Feb 11th, 2011 9th State level Para Olympics Championship, Bangalore Discus Throw Gold
Mar 20th to Mar 29th, 2012 11th Senior Para Athletic National Championship, Bangalore Discus Throw Bronze
Mar 12th to Mar 14th, 2013 12th Senior Para Athletic National Championship, Bangalore Shot Put


Sep 24th to Sep 26th, 2014 8th Para Olympics National Athletic Games, Chennai Discus Throw, Shot Put Silver in both
Mar 19th  to Mar 22nd, 2015 15th Senior Para Olympics National Athletic Championship, Uttar Pradesh Discus Throw, Shot Put Silver in both
Jan 26th to Jan 29th, 2018 SWAARC International Athletic championship, Sri Lanka Discus Throw, Shot Put Gold in both

8 thoughts on “Syed’s many achievements

  1. James Watt ,Program Manager.

    Dear Syed, I am proud of your achievements. Great, pursue excellence in your carrier and don’t neglect your accedamic carrier. Thank you so much for sharing. Thanks

  2. Viraf Sarkari

    I’m extremely happy to hear about Sayed’s progress. many congratulation to him & team World Vision. all i want to tell Sated is “Believe in the power of your Dreams “

  3. Venkatesan Palaniappan

    Hi Syed,
    You are amazing… looking at your medal table its shows the confidence always win… of course I appreciate your hard work and ability to overcome all your hurdles. I wish you to achieve more and more in future.

    Special wishes and thanks to your couch who made you to this stage and make you still better.

  4. Satyanarayana

    Bravo, Syed.

    May God bless you with the strength and determination to reach newer heights.

    All the best.


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