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Sundar Singh Gujar says that he had suicidal thoughts but coach helped to overcome

He fought loss of appendage as well as self-destructive musings in the no so distant past and as lance hurler Sundar Singh Gurjar commended his lady Paralympic bronze, he really wanted to be grateful to individuals who coaxed him out of the pit, particularly his mentor Mahavir Saini. 

Till 2015, Sundar contended in healthy contests and was even a piece of the lesser public camp highlighting Tokyo Olympics gold-medallist Neeraj Chopra among others. 


Be that as it may, the 25-year-previous lifestyle's changed definitely when a tin shed fell on him at his companion's home prompting the removal of his left hand. 


Sundar didn't lose trust however and with the undaunted help of his mentor, he got back to the turf in the para competitor class. In a year's time, he qualified for the 2016 Rio Paralympics before destiny by and by assumed a barbarous part and he was left broken. 


"… I retaliated and qualified for 2016 Paralympics just to be precluded. That time I began thinking everything is done, there isn't anything left for me," Sundar said in a meeting to PTI. 


"I considered ending it all yet that time my mentor (Mahavir Saini) acknowledged something incorrectly is going on in my psyche. For a month he kept me alongside him 24×7, didn't let me be. 


"As time elapsed, my contemplations began to change. I began figuring I will begin playing again and answer back to the world." 


It was a deferral of 52 seconds in arriving at the consider room that prompted his preclusion from Rio Games. 


"I was driving at the top in my occasion during 2016 Paralympics yet I was only 52 seconds late in arriving at the call room and I was precluded. I was truly grief stricken from that point onward, said the F46 spear toss bronze-medallist from Tokyo. 


Sundar credits his mentor Mahavir for without any assistance changing his life and profession. 


"I used to play sports since 2009. At first I used to do shot put and I had an award in shot put in nationals. I did shot put for one-and-half years and after that my mentor Mahavir Saini advised me on the off chance that you need to sparkle in your vocation you need to leave shot put and start lance," he said. 


"He may have seen some ability in me and he began preparing me. From that point till now, mentor saab has upheld me a ton." 


Sundar additionally reviewed his time preparing with Neeraj at the camp. 


"He was two years junior to me. I used to play Under-20 and he used to be in Under-18. We played a couple of contests together at the young level. In junior India camp me and Neeraj were together in SAI Sonepat camp in 2013-14. Then, at that point I experienced a mishap in 2015 and went under para," he said. 


"In any case, our prosperity will motivate the more youthful age in taking up the game." 


Sundar still up in the air to better the shade of his award. 


"I believe I actually have a few downsides. I won a decoration in Paralympics yet I am not fulfilled on the grounds that my objective was to win the gold and I desire to do that in 2024 Paris Paralympics. 


"My first spotlight would be on Para Asian Games and the World Championships one year from now yet the last objective is Paris," he said. 


Sundar has been functioning as an official in Rajasthan government's backwoods office close by comrades Avani Lekhara and Devendra Jhajharia since November last year yet he got his first compensation soon after winning the Paralympic award. 


"I have been working in backwoods office in Rajasthan since fifth November 2020. Yet, the day I won the Paralympics award, inside two hours I got my first compensation of 10 months," he lamented.

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