The 39-year old veteran dwarf athlete - Smt. Sinimol K Sebastian from Idukki District of Kerala has won against all odds, and pulled off a spectacular show at the World Dwarf Games 2023 held in Germany.
Sinimol won across multiple disciplines including 4 Gold medals in Freestyle Swimming (25 m & 50 m categories), Javelin Throw, and Discus Throw, along with a Silver medal in the Shot Put category.
Muthoot Finance, in line with its commitment to promote sports as part of its CSR initiatives, and to celebrate Sinimol’s wins, provided crucial support in her journey, covered all her related expenses, and has now gifted her a new home as part of the Muthoot Aashiyana Project.
Bangalore, August 12, 2023: Muthoot Finance, India’s leading gold loan NBFC, proudly supports Smt. Sinimol K Sebastian, for her groundbreaking achievements at the 8th World Dwarf Games 2023 in Cologne, Germany. The 120 cm-tall athlete, Sinimol, achieved a remarkable feat and bagged five medals, including 4 Gold and 1 Silver at the World Dwarf Games 2023. This remarkable event took place from July 28th to August 5th, 2023, at the Deutsche SportHochschule (German Sports University) located in Cologne, Germany.
Sinimol, the 39-year-old veteran dwarf athlete from Kerala's Idukki District, was trained by Father Solomon Kadambattu Parambil at the Darshana Society for the disabled. She showcased a spectacular performance, and won 5 medals across various disciplines. Defying all odds she bagged 4 gold medals each in Freestyle Swimming (25 m & 50 m categories), Javelin Throw, Discus Throw, and 1 silver medal in Shot Put category. She was also honored as the flag bearer for the Indian continent representing Kerala.
To commemorate Sinimol’s remarkable accomplishments, Muthoot Finance hosted a ceremony at its Kochi Head Office on 11th August, 2023. Shri. George Alexander Muthoot, MD of Muthoot Finance, welcomed Sinimol with a memento and flowers, along with traditional percussion (chenda melam). As part of a heartwarming surprise ceremony, Muthoot Finance pledged a new home for Sinimol under its Muthoot Aashiyana Project. Through this gesture, Muthoot Finance acknowledges the hardships faced by Sinimol, celebrates her commitment and persistence that has led to her achieving this victory at the World Dwarf Games 2023. As part of its commitment to corporate social responsibility, Muthoot Finance had also allocated Rs. 5 Lacs to support Sinimol and took care of all the related expenses.
Speaking on Sinimol’s exceptional victory and her journey, Shri. George Alexander Muthoot, Managing Director, Muthoot Finance said, "Witnessing Sinimol K Sebastian's extraordinary triumph at the World Dwarf Games 2023, Germany fills us with immense pride. On the behalf of the entire Muthoot Family, I would like to congratulate Sinimol on her historic victory. Her dedication and indomitable spirit exemplifies the true essence of sportsmanship. At Muthoot Finance, we are delighted to have played a small role in her incredible journey, providing her with a new home and supporting her aspirations. We've realized that India's potential to produce exceptional athletes isn't limited by talent, but it is hindered by challenges such as access to basic amenities and unequal opportunities. We remain committed to provide support in the field of Sports as we firmly believe that Sports creates a sense of national pride and unity.”
Further, Shri. George M George, Deputy Managing Director, Muthoot Finance said, “I extend my heartiest congratulations to Sinimol K Sebastian for her exceptional performance at the World Dwarf Games 2023. Her dedication and perseverance inspires us all. As a true sportsperson and athlete, Sinimol has transcended all limitations and demonstrated an unstoppable essence of the human spirit. It is a true honor for us to be able to be part of her incredible journey, nurture her aspirations and offer a new house.”
Speaking on the occasion, Smt. Sinimol said, “I am truly humbled and overjoyed by my victories at the World Dwarf Games 2023. Achievements like these inspire me to strive for greater accomplishments and bring honor to my nation. This journey has been a testament to the power of determination and the unwavering support I've received throughout from my family, friends, brilliant coaches and sponsor Muthoot Finance. Muthoot Finance's backing in this entire World Dwarf Games journey and the belief they've shown in my abilities has been a game-changer for me. I am very grateful for this new house and the entire sponsorship awarded by Muthoot Finance. I am determined to give my best in the field of Sports and make India proud.”
Photo Caption: (Left to Right)George M George - Deputy Managing Director Muthoot Finance, Shri. George Alexander Muthoot-Managing Director, Muthoot Finance, Fr Solomon - Darshana Society for Disabled, Smt. Sinimol K Sebastian - Athlete..