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Ankur Dhama

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T11, F11
Guide
Vipin Kumar

Further personal information

Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Hindi
Higher education
History - St. Stephen's College: Delhi, IND

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics at the JPM Senior Secondary School for the Blind in Delhi, India.
Name of coach
Satyapal Singh [club, national], IND

General interest

Most influential person in career
Coach Satyapal Singh. (bfyblogs.com, 25 Feb 2018)
Awards and honours
In September 2018 he received India's Arjuna Award in recognition of his outstanding achievements in sport. (firstpost.com, 25 Sep 2018)
Other sports
He has played Para football 5-a-side at international level. (livemint.com, 20 Aug 2013)
Impairment
He lost his sight at age seven. (timesofindia.indiatimes.com, 02 Nov 2014)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 1500 m T11 Heat 1 2016-09-11 2