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Ajitkumar Amrutlal Panchal

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F52

Further personal information

Residence
Ahmedabad, IND
Languages
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."

General interest

Nicknames
Ajit (Facebook profile, 15 Apr 2020)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Facebook profile, 15 Apr 2020)
Impairment
He sustained spinal cord injuries at about age four after he was involved in a car accident. (milaap.org, 27 Dec 2018)