While performing a summersault, the Mysuru gymnast landed awkwardly on his head and injured his spinal cord badly.

Winner of many medals this champion gymnast is now paralysed and needs your helpYouTube Screenshot
news Sports Friday, March 10, 2017 - 19:16

Ananth Rao from Mysuru started performing gymnastics at the age of 9. He represented Mysuru at the district level and Karnataka at national-level competitions.

He is a winner of 3 silver and 2 bronze medals at South Asian Level competitions besides several other medals.

However, on October 12, 2010, he suffered a tragic injury at a state-level gymnastic event. While performing a somersault, he landed awkwardly on his head which damaged his spinal cord badly and left him completely paralysed below the hip.

Several hospital visits and a stem plantation therapy later, he is on the slow, hard road to recovery. 


With a daily cost of Rs.3000, his treatment expenses are estimated to go up to Rs.2.5 lakhs.

“He couldn’t even sit before, but now he can sit in the wheelchair for 4 hours. I can see improvement in his condition. If he is provided with proper Ayurvedic treatment, he can even start to walk,” says his wife Chandraprabha.

A crowdfunding campaign has been started on Milaap to get him back on his feet. If you wish to help, please click here.

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