Para athlete, Theador Subba, is a rare talent in the Paralympic and
Olympic Movements as he is a judo and javelin athlete, a very ambitious
combination that arguably many would not dare to undertake.
The 2019 Lima Para Pan-American bronze medalist in the over 100 kg
class, Subba in achieving that historic feat went beyond the incredible as
he only started pursuing the sport of judo in early 2018. That boldness spirit
drove him to take up the javelin in 2019, for which he has evident talent, but
he postponed his debut in that field sport at the Para Pan-American Games
to concentrate on judo, a decision which paid off handsomely for him.
Looking towards berths in both sports at the Tokyo Paralympic Games,
Subba said "the passion to represent my country, the will to succeed and
the hope that I will be an example to others drive me, inspire me, to pursue
the two Js and to do well."
An undergraduate Bachelor of Science Public Policy and Management
student at the University of the West Indies, Subba is sacrificing leisure in
ensuring that he stays on track in the halls of education and on the field of
play. "I take life now seriously so that I can smile tomorrow with a career in
one hand and medals in the other."
As the days expire, training intensifies and innovative ways are adopted to
avoid inactivity brought on by the pandemic and to maintain a conditioned
mind and body. This gifted para athlete gives the formula: "train with your
eye on the prize, rest well, then re-charge and go at it again with passion
The para army of athletes are earnestly in training in an effort to make it to
the big show in Tokyo between August 24 and September 5 where they will
compete with the best of the global community for coveted podium places
on the international stage. JPA President, Christopher Samuda, said: "in
the Paralympic movement we remind each other that commitment and
dedication to duty determine today's success and tomorrow's victory and
that yesterday's lessons learned and applied give enlightened vision to the
The Tokyo games is a future event in the cycle of Paralympic sport but it
will eventually become the past on which several of Jamaica's aspiring
para athletes are hoping to reflect in saying "mission accomplished."
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