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 Put 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 –
|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|