Prakash Nanjappa: Comeback story from Bell’s palsy to CWG medal!

first_imgPrakash Nanjappa has scripted a spectacular comeback story with a silver medal finish at the CWG The silver medal finish of Indian shooter Prakash Nanjappa has turned out to be a spectacular comeback story in the ongoing Glasgow Commonwealth Games.The 38-year-old marksman secured a silver medal in the 10m air pistol shooting event to extend India’s tally of medals to 11 at the Commonwealth Games on Saturday.Nanjappa scored 198.2 points finishing at the second point behind Australia’s Daniel Repacholli who clinched the top spot with a score of 199.5 points.His top performance comes almost a year after he suffered a facial paralysis during the World Cup in Granda, Spain. He flew back to his home in Bangalore following his treatment in Spain.Nanjappa was diagnosed with Bell’s palsy(a form of facial paralysis), but he made quick recovery and went back to training in a mere one-and-a-half months’ time.In a span of just three months from his paralytic attack, Nanjappa clinched a silver medal in the Men’s 50m free pistol shooting event at the Asian Air Gun Championship in Tehran.Though he was not affected by partial paralysis, Nanjappa has to use eye drops frequently due to dry syndrome.last_img

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