Whether it is a cricket ground or an athlete's stadium, women have flown their wings in every field. But, we are going to tell you the story of the courage and passion of a woman who will not only bring tears to your eyes but will also fill a new passion. We are talking about world champion 31-year-old Para-Badminton player Mansi Joshi, who recently appeared on the cover page of America's iconic Time magazine.
The photo on Time's cover page
Expressing happiness over this, she said, 'It is an honor for me to be on the cover page of Time Asia 2020 and to be a part of the Time 2020 Next Generation Leader. I believe that after seeing me on the cover page of Time Asia, a lot of people in India will change their perceptions. I am happy to make my mark due to sports. I am lucky that I am using it to raise awareness about prosthetics, road safety, disability, and inclusion. '
Lost leg in a road accident
Mansi, who hails from Maharashtra, lost her legs at a very young age due to a road accident. Even though the foot accident may have snatched her leg, it could not take away her courage and passion. Stayed 12 hours in OT, cut legs, spent 50 days in the hospital, but still did not break her spirits. It was only after she got out of the hospital that Mansi decided that she would not let it become her weakness and today she has become an example for the world.
Was interested in badminton since childhood
Mansi has been interested in the sport since childhood and during her studies, she also took part in the Badminton Competition at the district level. Her father worked at the Bhabha Atomic Research Center. Being discharged from the hospital, she studied electronic engineering and also continued to play badminton. She took training from Pullela Gopichand Academy.
Mansi again entered the field after 4 months with artificial legs. With the support of the family, Mansi himself experimented in this sport till 2014. Let me tell you that Mansi has won 12 medals for India in the Para Olympics.
2015: Medal in mixed doubles, Para-Badminton World Championship
2016: Bronze in women's singles and women's doubles, Para-Badminton Asian Championships
2017: Bronze in Women's Singles, Para-Badminton World Championship
2018: Bronze in women's singles, Thailand Para-Badminton International
2018: Bronze in women's singles, Asian Para Games 2018
2019: Gold in women's singles, Para-Badminton World Championship, Basel, Switzerland