Ajitkumar Amrutlal Panchal
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Further personal information
English, Gujarati, Hindi
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics at age 24 at Khel Mahakumbh Sport Authority in Gujarat, India.
Why this sport?
"I was determined to look past my impairment. I won a gold and silver medal competing in Para athletics [wheelchair racing and shot put] at my first event so I wanted to become a professional athlete."
Ajit (Facebook profile, 15 Apr 2020)
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Facebook profile, 15 Apr 2020)
He sustained spinal cord injuries at about age four after he was involved in a car accident. (milaap.org, 27 Dec 2018)