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Two boys wrestling with disability

HANDICAPPED RAHUL (10) and visually challenged Shoaib Qureshi don?t waste time in cursing their fate. Instead, they share common passion for wrestling. Both have joined the month-long wrestling summer camp organised by the Sports Department at Tatya Tope Stadium here.

india Updated: May 07, 2006 01:15 IST

HANDICAPPED RAHUL (10) and visually challenged Shoaib Qureshi don’t waste time in cursing their fate. Instead, they share common passion for wrestling. Both have joined the month-long wrestling summer camp organised by the Sports Department at Tatya Tope Stadium here. 

“I was surprised when I saw them for the first time. But when they started learning tips of wrestling quickly, they became my favourite boys ”, said Fatima Bano, instructor of the camp and the only international woman wrestling coach in the City.
Such is their passion for wrestling that they practice even after the classes are over and demand to continue practicing for some time more.  “I know my hands do not support me. Still I work hard and want to become a successful wrestler”, said Rahul.

When asked if he faced any problem during the practice, a confident Rahul replied he never allowed anyone to take pity on him.

“I am here to do the practice and learn things. My disability is not an obstacle for me”, he said. His friends at the camp also appreciate his courage. “Rahul is a gifted boy. He follows the tips just like me or any other participant”, said his friend Hari Om Sharma.

Rahul intends to continue practice round the year. Shoaib’s case is no less inspiring.  He cannot see but when he enters in the wrestling arena against any normal boy his steps are amazing.

“Despite his obvious disadvantage, the way he learns and follows my instructions is an example for other normal wrestlers”, said Bano. She further said that both were new to the wrestling, but the courage shown by them in following her tips made them different.