Paralympic Athletes 2016 | Digital Illustration

Was really inspired by these athletes from the Indian Paralympics team. Unfortunately they don't get much press coverage, so finding photographic reference material was very problematic.. I had to take a few artistic liberties.  update: have started adding non indian paralympians to this set as well 

These illustrations were initially inspired by the athletes from the Indian Paralympics team. Unfortunately they don't get much press coverage, so finding photographic reference material was very problematic..hence a few artistic liberties were taken for this set. 

Update: Non indian paralympians have been added to this set as well.

All illustrations by Chaitanya Krishnan


Deepa Malik is a 40yr old quadriplegic who won the Silver medal in shot put. 
Mariyappan Thangavelu won the gold medal in the high jump. 
Varun Bhati won the Bronze medal in the high jump. 
Liam Malone breaks Oscar Pestorius's record and won the gold medal. 
Devendra Jhajaria won gold and set a record with his Javelin. 
Ibrahim Hamadtou of egypt plasy table tennis with no arms! 
Alex Zanardi wins #silvermedal and #goldmedal in the wheelchair category. He lost his legs in a horrific formula 1 accident .. but soon after recovery, went back to racing!
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