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KHATRI Ramesh
Sport Para swimming
NPC Nepal   
GenderMen
Age23
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S7, SB6, SM7
Further Personal Information
Residence
Kathmandu, NEP
Occupation
Athlete, Public Servant, Student
Languages
English, Nepali
Higher education
Surkhet Campus Education: Nepal
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
A friend took him to swim at the Mahendra Police Club swimming pool in 2015, four months after he had his legs amputated. In 2016 he signed up for the a national Para swimming competition and won a race, which inspired him to continue.
Why this sport?
Swimming during his recovery helped him remember how he used to swim in the river near his home as a child, and it made him feel free and weightless. "You cannot walk if you lack legs, but you can float even if you do not have them."
Training Regime
He trains at a swimming pool in Kathmandu, Nepal. "I do an hour and a half of bodybuilding every morning before school, and I swim every afternoon. I play tennis and basketball on weekends."
General Interest
Other sports
He has also competed in wheelchair marathons in Nepal. (deshsanchar.com, 02 Mar 2019; Facebook profile, 17 Mar 2019)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (hi-us.org, 01 May 2017; prizecoalition.charity.org, 23 Apr 2018)
Impairment
He had both legs amputated after a building collapsed on top of him during the earthquake in Nepal in 2015. "I was working in a small hotel, I had finished my day. The earth trembled, everything collapsed. Two people died where I was. I found myself crushed under the stones. I stayed there for at least an hour, conscious, in pain." (hi-us.org, 01 May 2017)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Asian Para Games
Rank Year Event Result
15 2018 50m Freestyle S7 46.49
13 2018 100m Freestyle S7 1:44.82