Arunima Sinha is an Indian mountaineer and sportswoman. She is the world's first female amputee to scale Mount Everest, Mount Kilimanjaro (Tanzania), Mount Elbrus (Russia), Mount Kosciusko (Australia), Mount Aconcagua (South America), Mount Denali (North America) and Mount Vinson. She is also a seven-time Indian volleyball player.
She was pushed from a running train by robbers in 2011 while she was resisting them, causing in rods pushed into her left leg and multiple fractures of the spinal cord.
Her aim was to climb each of the continent's highest peaks and hoist the national flag of India. She has already done seven peaks until 2014: Everest in Asia, Kilimanjaro in Africa, Elbrus in Europe, Kosciuszko in Australia, Aconcagua in South America, and Denali in North America.
She completed her final summit of Mount Vinson in Antarctica on 1 January 2019.
In 2015, the Government of India honored her with the Padma Shri award, the fourth highest civilian award of India.
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