Moin M. Junnedi is the youngest swimmer with locomotive
disability. Having overcome physical difficulties, he has many achievements to
Moin M. Junnedi is
considered to be the wonder boy as he entered the India Book of Records as the
youngest swimmer with locomotive disability. He is just a fourteen year old who
suffers from OI or osteogenesis imperfect, which is commonly known as the
brittle bone disease. This diseases result in causing easy and frequent
fractures in the person. People suffering from OI also have defective
connecting tissue, so the tissue loss and regeneration is a big issue there.
Despite all these impossible drawbacks, Moin M. Junnedi achieved this rare feat
of staying afloat for one hour and continuously swum for two hundred meters.
The first major
achievement for Moin M. Junnedi was the 10th Paralympic Swimming
Championship for the disabled sportsmen held on Kolkata on 9th
October, 2009. He had won two gold medals in that championship. Moin M.
Junnedi‚Äôs next gold medal was in Bellary National Meet held on 9 July, 2010.
Moin M. Junnedi has won 1 silver and 4 gold medals at the National Swimming
Championships held at different parts of India in recent times. By far his
biggest achievement is to stay afloat on water for over an hour and swim over
250 meters at a stretch without any break.
Moin M. Junnedi
was born on 20th November, 1998, in Belgaum, Tilakwadi. He was born
to Mushtak and Kauser, who are today proud parents of this wonder boy. Mushtak
is a farmer by profession and Kauser is a homemaker. Kauser mentions that she
feels gratified that at least the current swimming academy took Moin M. Junnedi , when no other swimming club
or academy refused to take up the responsibility of training such a disabled
child, in such fragile state. They are a regular middle class family who need
to take maximum efforts to make both ends meet, especially when they also need to
fund the expenditure for the treatment of their son‚Äôs disease. Moin M. Junnedi
is lucky to have been under the training of swimming coaches like Anand Patil,
Kallappa Patil, Prasad Tendolkar, Umeash Kalghati and Sudhir Kusane.
Due to Moin M.
Junnedi‚Äôs achievements and amazing dedication to sports, he has also received the support in the form of monetary
and other required help from several people. This has been acknowledged by his
parents too. The prominent amongst them are Smt. Lata Kittur, Smt. Manek
Kapadia, Rtn. Avinash Potdar, Rtn. Basavaraj Vibhuti and Shri. Suresh Hundre
along with several others. Moin M. Junnedi regularly practices at the Rotary
Corporation Sports Academy swimming pool.
earlier Moin M. Junnedi suffers from OI. Till date Moin M. Junnedi has gone
through over 200 fractures in his entire body, and did not still diminish his
passion for the water. According to doctors, his bones are so soft in texture that a tiny blow may result in
another fracture. Moin M. Junnedi also suffers from a deficiency of Type 1 collagen
that further accentuates this problem of brittle bones. People who suffer from
this osteogenesis Imperfecta, also suffer from a mal performing connective
tissue, and this makes the situation worse, as the fractures happen more
readily and more frequently and it gets more and more difficult to heal them.
It is only absolute credit and salute for
perseverance and great will power that this young achiever Moin M. Junnedi should be saluted for. Despite all his
physical difficulties, he did not let them negatively affect his will to
perform and get up for the regimen every single day.
is unique about Moin M. Junnedi‚Äôs achievement? What
is locomotive disability? What are the achievements of Moin M. Junnedi? Discuss