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JADHAV Suyash Narayan
Sport Para swimming
NPC India   
GenderMen
Age26
Place of BirthSolapur, IND
Height1.78 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S7, SB7, SM7
Further Personal Information
Residence
Pune, IND
Occupation
Athlete, Coach
Languages
English, Hindi
Higher education
Commerce - Fergusson College: Pune, IND
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He learned to swim at age three in Solapur, India.
Why this sport?
He and his family were on an outing to Trimbakeshwar Shiva Temple, India, seven months after his accident. He was watching his cousins play in a sacred pond when his father encouraged him to join them. "I had learned swimming when I had both my hands, but I didn't find it too different or difficult to swim even without them. My father was a state level swimmer, so I was always determined to do something in swimming."
Name of coach
Tapan Kumar Panigrahi [personal]
General Interest
Hobbies
Music, travelling, reading. (Facebook page, 06 Apr 2019; xploresports.com, 01 Oct 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (xploresports.com, 01 Oct 2018)
Hero / Idol
His father. (sakaaltimes.com, 15 Oct 2012)
Injuries
He sustained an injury to his left knee three months before the 2018 Asian Para Games in Indonesia. He recovered in time to compete in Indonesia, but experienced some stiffness in his left knee during the Games. (paralympic.org, 07 Sep 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I have learned from my seniors that swimming is only 2% performance. Discipline, dedication, mentality make up the rest." (livemint.com, 03 Aug 2016)
Awards and honours
In 2019 he was named Para Sportsman of the Year at the Sportstar Aces Awards in India. (sportstar.thehindu.com, 23 Feb 2019)
Famous relatives
His father Narayan Jadhav competed in swimming at national level in India. (livemint.com, 03 Aug 2016)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (paralympic.org, 07 Sep 2019)
Impairment
He had both arms amputated below the elbow at age 11. "It was one of my cousins' wedding. All of us kids were playing with some steel rods, which were lying around. We were balancing them on our hands. We didn't realise that there were live wires hanging. I got electrocuted by one of them when the rod was in my hands." (livemint.com, 03 Aug 2016)
Other information
CRICKET INSPIRATION
He says he takes inspiration from cricket players to help his mental approach during competitions. "I like cricketers, when they play their stubbornness is tremendous. I like their attitude and that is the thing I use when I compete." (paralympic.org, 07 Sep 2019)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Heats 2016 50m Freestyle S7 31.58
9 2016 50m Butterfly S7 33.63 
10 2016 200m Individual Medley SM7 3:01.05 
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
  2017 50m Freestyle S7  DSQ
4 2017 50m Butterfly S7 33.94
4 2017 200m Individual Medley SM7 3:18.54
Heats 2019 50m Butterfly S7 35.46
Heats 2019 200m Individual Medley SM7  DSQ
Asian Para Games
Rank Year Event Result
3 2018 50m Freestyle S7 32.16
3 2018 200m Individual Medley SM7 2:56.51
1 2018 50m Butterfly S7 32.71
9 2018 100m Freestyle S7 1:21.76