New Delhi: Para badminton player and Noida DM Suhas L Yathiraj on Sunday dedicated the silver medal he won at the Tokyo Paralympic Games in the SL4 category to his late father, who always inspired Yathiraj to perform well in sports as well as in his career. Were. In a video posted by the Paralympic Committee of India, Yathiraj was heard saying, “I remember my late father because of whom I am standing here and I have got my medal.”
Suhas is the magistrate of Gautam Buddh Nagar
There are many people whom I thank, I have been able to reach here with the blessings of all of them. I am very happy and it is a proud moment for me. Yathiraj, a graduate in computer engineering from the National Institute of Technology, Suratkal, Karnataka and currently posted as the district magistrate of Gautam Buddh Nagar in Uttar Pradesh, said winning the medal is a world for him.
‘This medal is the world for me’
Suhas said, ‘There is no greater achievement for any sportsperson than winning a medal in the Olympics or Paralympics. So this medal is the world for me. Yetiraj, who has a defect in one ankle, said that this deficiency never stopped him from pursuing his dream. Yathiraj once told the media, ‘I have never seen myself with weakness and I am indebted to my parents for this mentality. I was not given any special treatment from the very beginning.
inspired by parents
My parents inspired me to play with classmates and allowed me to participate in inter-school races, I also feel that like most good things, stigma also starts at home. All the strength to lead a proper life starts at home. Yetiraj started playing badminton seriously in 2012 and he practices badminton mostly after work – daily from 8.30 pm to midnight.
badminton started from school level
Suhas said, ‘I played badminton at school level and it was my favorite time pass in Civil Services Academy. Some of my colleagues appreciated me for the way I played and suggested that I should take it professionally. My wife Ritu thought the same way, so I took it forward. My interest started in 2012, my ankle deformity forced me to play more sports and be more active. Then I came to know about para badminton and from there I went on playing it again.