Ajit Singh Yadav

Shooting

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Occupation
Athlete

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began Para shooting in 2015.
Why this sport?
He aspired to represent India in hockey but got the chance to represent his country through Para shooting following his accident.
Name of coach
Gita Shankar [national]

General interest

Hero / Idol
Indian Para shooter Naresh Sharma. (news18.com, 13 Oct 2015)
Other sports
He played hockey prior to his accident. (news18.com, 13 Oct 2015)
Impairment
In 2003 he sustained spinal cord injuries in a road traffic accident, which resulted in him being unable to walk without assistance. "I was driving a bike and all of a sudden a truck loaded with big stones hit my bike from behind. I fell on a divider [between two lanes] which broke my back. I was hospitalised for seven months." (news18.com, 13 Oct 2015)