62-year-old visually-impaired runner, Amarjeet Singh Chawla is making Punjabis proud all over the world as he has completed 101 runs in his illustrious career so far. Out of the 101 races, 83 were marathons.
Amarjeet Singh Chawla lost his eyesight at the age of 40 and ran his first marathon at 48 in 2004. His first appearance on track was in 7-km dream run. During his inaugural run, he was escorted by former Indian captain Kapil Dev.
Since his first run, Amarjeet Singh Chawla has featured in about 101 running competitions and has won medals and trophies almost every year.
Apart from running, Chawla has also won the gold medal for 50-metre freestyle at the All India Swimming competition. Interestingly, he is also the only visually impaired person to have scaled the 19,830-feet Dolma Pass in Tibet.
To know more about him, don’t miss to watch PTC Punjabi’s most loved show Punjabis This Week on April 7 at 10 AM.
Besides Amarjeet Singh Chawla, you can also know more about Baltej Singh Dhillon, the first Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer to be allowed to wear a turban and some others in ‘Punjabis This Week’.