Source: Rajasthan Patrika-Pariwar Magazine (17-April-2019)

Arunima Sinha: world's first woman amputee to scale Everest

Arunima Sinha is the first female amputee to scale Mount Everest and Mount Vinson.She was a national level volleyball player who was pushed from a running train by some robbers in 2011 while she was resisting them. As a result, one of her legs had to be amputated below the knee.Her aim was to climb all the continents’ highest peaks and hoist the national flag of India. She has already done six peaks by 014:

Everest in Asia, Kilimanjaro in Africa, Elbrus in Europe, Kosciuszko in Australia, Aconcagua in Argentina and Carstensz Pyramid(Puncak Jaya) in Indonesia.She completed her final summit of Mount Vinson in Antarctica on 4 January 2019.Sinha, a former national volleyball and football player, boarded the Padmavati Express train at Lucknow for Delhi on 12 April 2011, to take an examination to join the CISF. She was pushed out of a general coach of the train by robbers wanting to snatch her bag and gold chain. Recounting the incident, she said:I resisted and they pushed me out of the train. I could not move. I remember seeing a train coming towards me. I tried getting up. By then, the train had run over my leg. I don’t remember anything after that.mmediately, as she fell on the railway track, another train on a parallel track crushed her leg below the knee. She was rushed to the hospital with serious leg and pelvic injuries, and lost her leg after doctors amputated it to save her life.

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