BHUBANESWAR, FEB 7, 2023
Sometimes life throws challenges at us that make it difficult to do simple things that we take for granted. One promising athlete not only overcame adversity to do the ordinary things, he also went on to do extraordinary things, proving that nothing is impossible once you’ve set your mind to it.
Meet 29-year-old Kamalakanta Nayak from Odisha, a para-athlete who has set a new Guinness World Record of covering a distance of 215.14 km on a wheelchair in 24 hours.
Learn more about Kamalakanta’s herculean achievement on the next episode of ‘OMG! Yeh Mera India’ on Thursday at 8 PM only on HistoryTV18. The ninth season of the pathbreaking original factual entertainment series continues to deliver on its promise of entertaining, motivating and inspiring viewers every Thursday at 8 PM with enthralling, wondrous stories of extraordinary Indians and their incredible talents.
In 2014, Kamalakanta received severe spinal injuries in a mishap while playing volleyball. But this champion did not let the wheelchair confine his unbreakable spirit. So far, he has completed 16 half-marathons & 13 full marathons and is the captain of the Odisha Wheelchair Basketball Team. All these great achievements pale in comparison to his superhuman feat of covering a distance of 215.14 km on a wheelchair in 24 hours, shattering the previous world record. When he is not doing the impossible, he mentors others with Spinal Injury in overcoming difficulties and inspires them to do great things. Learn more about his incredible achievements this Thursday at 8 PM on ‘OMG! Yeh Mera India’!
Watch the story of this inspiring para-athlete from Puri along with other incredible stories from across the length and breadth of the country, including a solar-powered car from Kashmir!