Arunima Sinha etched her name in history when she became the first female amputee to climb the Mount Everest in 2013. Now she has proved her mettle yet again by climbing the highest peak of Antarctica, Mount Vinson.
This Indian mountaineer, who is also a Padma Shri awardee, took to Twitter to share the proud moment with the internet.
“The wait is over. We are glad to share with you the World record. World’s 1st woman amputee, who climbed Mount Vinson (highest peak of Antarctica) has become to the name of our country India.
The wait is overwe are glad to share with youThe World recordWorld’s 1st woman amputee who climbed Mount Vinson (highest peak of Antarctica) has become to the name of our country India🇮🇳Thank’s to all for their blessings and prayJai Hind@PMOIndia @narendramodi @Ra_THORe— Dr. Arunima Sinha (@sinha_arunima) January 3, 2019
This brings Arunima closer to her dream of climbing the highest peaks of every continent and hoist the National Flag.
She has already scaled 5 peaks, according to NDTV – Everest in Asia, Kilimanjaro in Africa, Elbrus in Europe, Kosizko in Australia, Aconcagua in Argentina (South America) besides Carstensz Pyramid (Puncak Jaya) in Indonesia.
A national level volleyball and football player, Sinha was amputated in 2011. While boarding the Padmavati Express train at Lucknow for Delhi on 12 April 2011, she was pushed out of a general coach by train robbers, while they attempted to steal her bag and gold chain, according to India Today.
According to Indian Express, she said,
“I still feel pain in my body at times. I have a plate and a rod inserted.”
But this hasn’t stopped her from dreaming and realising her dreams. Her achievement and her story of overpowering extreme odds holds an inspiration for everyone out there.
Twitter has come together to give a huge shout-out to Arunima.
PM Modi tweeted to congratulate Arunima on her accomplishment.
Excellent! Congratulations to @sinha_arunima for scaling new heights of success. She is the pride of India, who has distinguished herself through her hardwork and perseverance. Wishing her the very best for her future endeavours. https://t.co/Fi8GTQ1QVn— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 4, 2019
The talent of success is nothing more than doing what you can do well; and doing well whatever you do—Henry Wadsworth LongfellowIt really warms my heart to see you succeeding like thisHeartiest congratulations ma’am @sinha_arunima#FridayMotivation #trueinspiration #MountVinson— Krishna Upmanyu (@skrishna_96) January 4, 2019
Yes..Yes..Yes..Now, Mount Vinson bow down to @sinha_arunima proud of you mam…! world are seeing the spirit of India..indian..! Congratulations..!— Jay Gohil (@jaygohil_13) January 4, 2019
The World record!!World’s 1st woman amputee who climbed Mount Vinson (highest peak of Antarctica) is none other than our very own @sinha_arunima We all are so so proud of you to bring this honor to our country India🇮🇳#India #travel #access2travel #mountaineer #mountvinson— Planet Abled (@PlanetAbled) January 3, 2019
Congratulations to the inspirational #ArunimaSinha for becoming the first woman amputee in the world to climb #MountVinson, the highest peak of Antarctica. More power to you!#WomenWhoInspire pic.twitter.com/QB7lDKcleb— Charu Pragya (@CharuPragya) January 4, 2019