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Palak Kohli Gears Up for Paris Paralympics After Overcoming Surgery and COVID
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Palak Kohli Gears Up for Paris Paralympics After Overcoming Surgery and COVID

Palak Kohli and her journey in para-badminton is a testament to her unwavering determination. The 21-year-old shuttler recently claimed a World Championship bronze medal in Thailand, marking a remarkable comeback after major surgery and a COVID setback. From School Discouragement to Paralympic Debut Born with an underdeveloped left arm, Kohli's passion for badminton faced discouragement during her school days. However, a chance meeting with national coach Gaurav Khanna in 2016 opened doors to para-badminton. At the young age of 18, she represented India in singles, doubles, and mixed doubles at the Tokyo Paralympics. Surgery and Doubts, But Not Defeat A bone tumor surgery a year later forced Kohli to take a break from the sport. Even her coach advised her to prioritize hea...