SUBEDAR ANANDAN OF MEG AND CENTRE WINS 3 GOLD MEDALS

SUBEDAR ANANDAN OF MEG AND CENTRE WINS 3 GOLD MEDALS

SUBEDAR ANANDAN QUALIFIES FOR TOKYO OLYMPICS 2020 \ Bengaluru, October 24,2019

      Subedar Anandan Gunasekaran Para Athlete  of Madras Engineering Group & Centre, Bangalore  won three Gold medals in 7th Military Wold Games 2019 being conducted at Wuhan, China in 100 meter, 200 meter and 400 meter events. He also qualified for Tokyo Olympics 2020 after securing Gold medal in 200 meter event in recently conducted Handisport Open Paris 2019 (Olympic Qualify Round).

. Subedar Anandan G was enrolled into Madras Engineer Group on
23 September 2005. After completion of training Individual was posted to 10 Engineer Regiment. Individual is a battle casualty where he suffered mine blast injury on 04 Jun 2008 resulting in amputation below left knee and under gone surgery at ALC, Pune on
03 Jul 2008. An artificial leg was specially designed and given during the rehabilitation. Individual is a keen sportsmen and was subsequently sponsored by Madras Engineering Group & Centre for running blade. In IPC Athletics Grand Prix-2014 held at Tunisia from 12 to 19 Jun 2014 he won 01 Gold in 200 meter and also participated in 17th Asian Games at Incheon.

. Individual under the supervision & guidance of Madras Engineering Group & Centre Athletic Coach he practiced with prosthetic blade in 100 meter& 200 meter distance in T44 Category. Individual later participated in Sri Lanka Army Para Games at Colombo from 16 – 18 Sep 2015 Indian Army and Paralympic Committee of India had sponsored the individual for the participating in the subject event in the event at Sri Lanka he improved his timing to 12.29 secs in 100 meter event winning a Silver Medal. He individual obtained Gold in 200 meter category where fourteen countries participated in Sri Lanka Army Para Games.

        SubedarAnandan the proud para athlete of Madras Sappers, remain devoted and did the Nation proud at 6th CISM Military World Games 2015 held at Mungyeong, Koreafrom 02-11 October 2015by winning 01 Gold in 200 meter and 01 Silver in 100 meter eventwith a record Asian timing of 24.04 sec and 01 silver in 100 m events in T44 category.  He is the first Indian Para Athlete in T-44 category to bag medal for the Army in the World Para Military Games and break the Asian record.

        In 2018 he participated in Para Asian Games 2018 held at Jakarta from 06-11 Oct 2018 won silver in 400 meter and bronze in 200 meter events in 7th Military World Games 2019 being conducted at Wuhan, China he won three Gold medals in 100 meter, 200 meter and 400 meter events. He also qualified for Tokyo Olympics 2020 after securing Gold medal in 200 meter event in recently conducted Handisport Open Paris 2019 (Olympic Qualify Round)..

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