Divij Shah lost his hand as a four-year-old in an elevator door accident.
At first, a lot of people put my first win down to luck, that you can always get lucky the first time. So I went ahead with a year-long training plan and now I got myself my own bike and then I was presented with another opportunity at Myanmar in 2018. At the end, the results came out and I won silver again.
At 25 he had completed an MBA in finance, moved to Bengaluru to work as a financial analyst before picking up cycling. In India, there are no dedicated cycling lanes and no cycles customised for amputees, but he was determined to break the stereotypes and carve a path to success.
“The goal was easy; go as fast as you can, push as hard as you can”