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Wonder Boy Moin Junnedi to participate in 2013 IWAS World Junior Games at Puerto Rico, South America

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Moin Junnedi along with coach Umesh Kalghatgi

Moin suffers from Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI and sometimes known as brittle bone disease) People with OI are born with defective connective tissue, or without the ability to make it, usually because of a deficiency of Type-I collagen which make their bones very brittle and can cause easy fractures.
Inspite of having suffered 200 plus fractures in 15 years he has participated in 4 National Swimming Competitions for the Disabled and won 7 medals comprising 6 Gold and a Silver Medal.

Master Moin Joined swimming in the year 2009 in a Swimming Coaching Camp conducted for Underprivileged and Disabled by Swimmers Club Belgaum and Aquarius Swim Club Belgaum since then he has been practicing this sport. Moin’s family is basically from a small village called Kudachi, Raibag and at present are staying in Maratha Colony, Tilakwadi, Belgaum. Moin is a Son of Mr. Mushtaqueahmed and Mrs. Kousarbanu. He also has elder sister Sakina and younger twin brothers Sufiyan and Samaque. Moins Mother and Father are also flying with this team to take care of their son.

He also can float on the water more than an hour and can swim more than 250 metres. His bones are so soft a small blow may result in to the fracture.

Master Moin is a member of the Association of Physically Handicapped and does his swimming practice at Rotary Corporation Sports Academy’s Swimming Pool under the able guidance of Swim Coaches Umesh Kalghatgi, S.R. Sindia, Sudhir Kusane, Prasad Tendolkar, Anand patil, Kallappa Patil, Ajinkya Mendake and Akshay Sheregar.


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