Following in his father’s footsteps (who was a national level swimmer himself), young Suyash started swimming and aspired to fulfill his father’s destiny one day by competing and winning medals at the international stage. Tragedy struck in Class 6, when a routine day of fun and games ended with Suyash suffering serious injuries to his upper limbs after getting accidentally electrocuted by unprotected wiring at a construction site. Both of Suyash’s arms had to be amputated and he subsequently spent six months in hospital following the incident.
Suyash however did not give up on his dreams and his love for swimming. He continued to compete in differently-abled competitions domestically and began to show promise. Not long after he started competing and winning medals for India at the international level, fulfilling his childhood dream. Last year Suyash became the first Indian para swimmer to record the ‘A’ qualifying mark for 2016 Paralympics in Rio and left a mark on the biggest stage of them all. Not only was he India’s lone swimmer at the 2016 Paralympics, he also set new personal bests in two of his three events at the Games.
Suyash also won a Silver medal at the 2017 IDM Berlin World Para Swimming World Series and represented India at the 2017 IPC World Para Swimming Championships in Mexico City.
- Silver medal at the IDM Berlin World Para Swimming World Series 2017
- Represented India at the 2016 Paralympic Games
- 3 Silver medals at the 2016 German Swimming Championship