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Amit Kumar

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T47, F46

Further personal information

Residence
India
Languages
English, Hindi
Higher education
International Relations - Jawaharlal Nehru University: New Delhi, IND

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2007 in Sonipat, India.
Why this sport?
"My brother motivated me to become a high jumper. I broke all of his school records and it gave me the confidence to take the sport seriously. After I had finished school I started training myself to be a part of the national Paralympic team."
Club / Team
Haryana Paralympic Association: India
Name of coach
Sunder Lal, IND, from 2013

International debut

Year
2010
Competing for
India
Tournament
Asian Para Games
Location
Guangzhou, CHN

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Finishing fourth at the 2014 Asian Para Games in Incheon, Republic of Korea. (Athlete, 16 Jul 2017)
Most influential person in career
His family. (Athlete, 16 Jul 2017)
Hero / Idol
Indian Paralympic high jumper Girisha Hosangara Nagara Jegowda, Indian Paralympic long jumper Jagseer Singh. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Impairment
He has an impairment to his left hand due to an accident. (Athlete, 16 Jul 2017)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Long Jump T47 Final 1 2015-10-28 10
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Triple Jump T47 Final 1 2017-07-17 5