Believe It or Not!
Joby Mathew, 33, is a World Champion athlete from Kerala, India who suffers with proximal femoral focal deficiency which left him with deformed hips and stunted legs, and a height of 3 1/2 feet. The wrestler, is proving that you can still achieve a lot despite being disabled – crushing his opponents with no disabilities – he won the World Arm Wrestling title in Spain in 2008!
Stunningly, the father-of-one has so far made it onto five world podiums during his career.
“I don’t care about the distance or the other impossibilities. I just want to participate in as many events as I can and win medals,’’ says Joby.
Recently, Joby has been focusing on the London Paralympics 2012, since he was selected. Until now, he is the only player to be selected from the State for the event.
“I am participating in swimming and wheelchair fencing. I have been training for the past few months to improve my performance.’’