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Balendu Singh

Shooting

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SG-L

Further personal information

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

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He comes from a family of hunters and began shooting at an early age.

General interest

Hobbies
Photography, nature. (devvilas.com, 01 Jan 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the Paralympic Games. (Leonardo De Mai Vimeo channel, 08 May 2018)
Impairment
He lost his leg while he was studying at college. (sparkpr.in, 12 May 2018)
Other information
OCCUPATION
He runs a hotel for nature enthusiasts called Dev Vilas close to the Ranthambore National Park in India. "My passion for wildlife, animals and nature stems from the time when I was a small child growing up. On many of the trips, we would also come to Ranthambore. All my winter vacations were spent here. So, Ranthambore was very close to my heart, even when I was working. Having worked in the travel industry, it was getting time for me to sort of hang up my spurs. It was time to follow my passion, which was live close to nature. So that is when the ideas of Dev Vilas came up." In 2021 he launched a customised safari vehicle to allow guests in a wheelchair to traverse the national park. "This is the first time any state forest department will deploy such a safari vehicle in any forest in India." (Dev Vilas Facebook page, 11 May 2022; The Safari Expert YouTube channel, 17 Mar 2022; timesofindia.indiatimes.com, 23 Jun 2021; devvilas.com, 01 Jan 2021; Digital Manohar YouTube channel, 01 Sep 2020)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Lonato 2018 World Shooting Para Sport Para Trap Championships (Lonato Del Garda, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
PT2 - Mixed Trap Qualification 2018-10-06 12
Team PT2 - Mixed Trap Final 2018-10-06 2