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Thursday, December 12, 2019


Disabled Satyendra Singh lohiya set an example,Made a world record

12-Dec-2019
Gwalior (M.P)
Sandeep Shukla

It is said that what cannot be done with courage? if the courage is strong then hundred percent physically challenged rises mountain.Yes, one such name is of Satendra Singh Lohia, resident of Gwalior Madhya Pradesh.The name of the city and the state has also been illuminated in the world. Satyendra Singh Lohia crossed the 42-km-long Catalina Channel in the US to set an Asian record. Along with this, the 32-year-old Satyendra, who achieved this feat, did not let the weakness of his disability dominate himself and took the initiative of a brilliant life for himself and became the first disabled Para Swimmer of Asia.
Satyendra Singh, after achieving this feat, expressed his happiness by taking the national flag in his hands.It is noteworthy that Satendra has also been awarded the Vikram Award, the highest sports honor of Madhya Pradesh government in 2014.
Satyendra Singh Lohia, the handicapped Para Swimmer of MP, crossed the Catalina Channel in 11 hours 34 minutes and has also become the first Asian swimmer to cross the channel with his team,in 2018 Swimming in 12 hours 24 minutes by him was also registered in the Asian Limca Book of Records.
Together they have so far won 24 medals for the state by participating in seven National Para Swimming Championships and in three International Para Swimming Championships, 4 medals for the country along with one gold medal.Satyendra told about the experience of crossing Sent Catalina Island that he started from St. Catalina Island at 10: 57 am. After continuous swimming, the journey ended in Los Angeles at 10:30 pm. Satyendra had five other players in his team. The team crossed the Catalina Channel in 11 hours 33 minutes.Satyendra told that I had crossed the English Channel in 2018. Its experience helped me here. Satyendra told that crossing Catalina is not easy. There are very strong winds here which affect your speed. The Catalina Channel is quite deep in many places. It cannot be estimated.

Learned swimming in Vesali River Bhind
Satyendra learned swimming in the village's Vesali river. Disabled  Satyendra with both feet made his weakness an skill and from Dr. V.K. Dabas Prepared technically for swimming,with Laxmibai Physical Education Institute, Gwalior.