View the profiles of people named Malathi Holla. Join Facebook to connect with Malathi Holla and others you may know. Facebook gives people the power to. Malathi Holla, one amazing Indian sportsperson; an excerpt from Tulika Books’ India At The Olympic Games, focusing on the Paralympics. International Para-Athlete Malathi Holla overcame all obstacles in her way through sheer grit & determination. Today, she is helping others to.

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Since he was illiterate, he was happy that he could find any employment at all. Get the best viral stories straight into your inbox before everyone else! My self-confidence is not paralyzed,” she told us. At the World Masters’ Games in Denmark, she won gold in m, shot put, discus, and javelin throw. A good note to end on! We pay hospital charges, but the doctors don’t charge us anything for surgeries,” she said.

It was para swimmer Anthony Pereira who inspired Malathi to do throws because of her broad shoulders. It would be our pride and honour to have Mrs. Till I was 5-years-old, the only portion of my body that could move was my neck.

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Everyone she grew up with had physical disabilities. It was hard because I missed my siblings and my parents but my natural aptitude to make friends soon had me bonding with the other children at the holpa.

He made sure she got a sound education.

Clearly, it was an evening that celebrated the triumph of the human spirit over physical handicap. Of course, I am disabled physically. She saw what a difference it made to malqthi performances.

India At The Olympic Games: Malathi Holla

To this day, I cannot stand anyone cheating or bullying a weaker person and I cannot help but go and take bullies to task. She also learned to be independent. Malathi was paralyzed by a fever when she was one year old. These particularly small enterprises lack access to markets and hence do not have predictable income and growth 3.


Another fight awaited her when she came back home. Her father ran a small hotel, while her mother took care of their four children. When she wheeled, rather zoomed, into YourStory’s media lab at the India Inclusion Summit, it was if the warmth that exuded from her charged everything and everyone in the vicinity.

Malathi was born on July 6, Haul of gold Malathi continued to train while studying at Maharani’s College, Bangalore. You are commenting using your Facebook account.

According to her, physically challenged people have undergone so many difficulties in their lives because of the discrimination rampant in society. From then on, she would wear the bank’s colours at all the mwlathi in which she participated.

Excerpt about Malathi Holla from India At The Olympic Games

Nothing prepares you for the unmistakable joy in Dr Malathi K Holla. She set her focus on winning and trained hard every day. Of course, I am disabled physically. Malathi used it for many years, winning medal after medal.

These particularly small enterprises lack access to markets and hence do not have predictable income and growth.

He asked me if these were indeed my certificates. My mother hardly ever came to visit me because she could not bear the sight of my surgery-ravaged body.

She currently works as a manager at Syndicate Bank and trains part-time as a para-athlete. Sport gave me confidence and the strength to cope with my disability.

She did not let her physical handicap which kept her bound to her wheel-chair since when she was just a 15 month old girl because of polio.

She lived there for 15 years, till she completed her malahti standard. 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. But that has not deterred her from winning a flood of recognitions like the Padma Shri, Arjuna and Ekalavya awards.

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They washed their hands off any further responsibility of their children with the result that those kids even spent their summer holidays alone at the centre when the rest of us went home to be with our family.

My mother used to tell me that I started walking and even running when I was 9-months-old. She has had over 30 surgeries for broken bones in her legs.

I played the tabla, the violin, and participated in various music and dance programs. But while these challenges would discourage others, Malathi not only survived them, but thrived on them as well; s he aimed for the stars whilst trying to overcome the setbacks of her physical condition. Inshe took part in her first international competition — Para-Olympics at Seoul. She has won the Padma Shri and Arjuna awards.

She is also a manager with Syndicate Bank.

She found the answer to pain, paralysis and pity. Now she shares it with others

Running Mathru isn’t easy. The lack of awareness on handling children with disabilities, especially malxthi smaller cities, is what motivated her to take up this cause. With malahi children to feed and no prospects, my parents migrated to Bengaluru so that my father could work at his cousin’s Udipi hotel.

Yes, we are different and so even our lives should be a shining example of that difference. Malathi decided to take up sports as an alternative medicine to cure her pain.