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DESWAL Jaideep
Sport Para athletics, Para powerlifting
NPC India   
GenderMen
Age29
Place of BirthRohtak, IND
Height1.72 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Residence
Rohtak, IND
Languages
English, Hindi
Sport Specific Information
Why this sport?
He originally used the sport as training for Para athletics.
Club / Team
Haryana Paralympic Association: India
Training Regime
He trains in Panchkula, India.
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing in athletics [discus] at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (Athlete, 16 Jul 2017)
Most influential person in career
His parents. (Athlete, 16 Jul 2017)
Hero / Idol
Indian hockey players Dhyan Chand and Dhanraj Pillay. (Athlete, 16 Jul 2017; indusind.com, 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Sport is life." (Athlete, 16 Jul 2017)
Awards and honours
In 2012 he was named as a Super Idol by the Indian television channel IBN-7. (bestmediainfo.com, 27 Nov 2012)
Other sports
He has represented India in Para athletics, and placed fourth in the F42 discus at the 2017 World Championships in London, England. (paralympic.org, 16 Jul 2017)
Impairment
His impairment is a result of the effects of polio. He contracted the illness at age five. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
7 2012 Discus Throw F42 39.77
World Championships - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
8 2013 Discus Throw F42 36.29
7 2015 Discus Throw F42 37.41
4 2017 Discus Throw F42 37.53
World Championships - Para powerlifting
Rank Year Event Result
7 2017 72kg 180.0
Commonwealth Games - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
4 2014 Discus Throw F42/44 38.68
Asian Para Games - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
4 2014 Discus Throw F42 37.48
Asian Para Games - Para powerlifting
Rank Year Event Result
4 2018 65kg 185