Friday, 22 June 2012

Lance Corpoal Netra Rana In GB Sitting Volleyball Squad, Paralympic 2012



28 year old Lance Corpoal Netra Rana, of the Royal Gurkha Rifles who sustained multiple injuries when an IED explosion hit his vehicle south of Kandahar, Afghanistan on January 21, 2008. Rana was left without his left leg below the knee after an explosion in Afghanistan four years ago and now he has been selected to play for the Great Britain sitting volleyball team that will participate in the London Paralympic 2012, the British Paralympic Association (BPA) announced on Wednesday. “I used to play volleyball back in my village in Nepal, but hadn’t played since then until I was offered the opportunity at [the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Unit] Headley Court as part of my rehab, and it went from there. The Great Britain coach saw me play in a good tournament in Canterbury and asked me to join the team.” said Rana. "I am so happy and so proud. It's important not to let yourself down after an injury and find a sport you can do. Sitting volleyball has helped me physically and mentally."

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