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Armless Cyclist Dreams Of Paralympic Gold


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COMM: 24-year-old Jagwinder Singh is a competitive cyclist and an art teacher. Despite having
been born without full arms or hands. 00:37
COMM: The cycling enthusiast started pedalling at his
native Patran village, near Patiala, when he was inspired to buy his own bike after
watching the 2012 Olympics on television. 00:49
COMM: Much to his family’s surprise he started cycling down to Patiala, a distance on 25km,
three times a week. Slowly with the support of his family and friends, he began competing,
and is glad to be a source of inspiration in his community. 01:38
COMM: Having no arms, he uses his feet to eat, paint, and work on the computer. 01:45
COMM: One of his biggest loves is cooking. 02:03
COMM: An accomplished painted, Jagwinder has sold several of his pictures and is inspiring
a new generation. 02:29
COMM: But earlier in his life his parents worried about him. 02:54
COMM: But with the success of his cycling, and his teaching, now they only worry about
him finding love. 03:12
COMM: Jagwinder, however, wants to stay focused on his cycling and painting careers, he trains
hard both at the gym, and by cycling 25km every day. In the future he and his coaches
hope he’ll make it to the paralympics.

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