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Farman Basha

Powerlifting

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Impaired muscle power
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Family
Wife Atonita
Residence
Bengaluru, IND
Occupation
Coach
Languages
English, Hindi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu
Higher education
Electronic Engineering - Sri Jayachamarajendra Polytechnic [SJP]: Bengaluru, IND

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began powerlifting in 1996 at the ITI Sports Club in Bangalore, India.
Why this sport?
"It is the hardest and most challenging one."

International debut

Year
1999
Competing for
India
Location
Bangkok, THA

General interest

Most influential person in career
His wife. (Athlete, 08 Feb 2012)
Hero / Idol
Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar. (Athlete, 08 Feb 2012)
Injuries
A shoulder injury affected his performance at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. (thehindu.com, 20 Oct 2014)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
"I get influenced by the numbers seven and 11." (Athlete, 08 Feb 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Try and try until you succeed." (Athlete, 08 Feb 2012)
Awards and honours
He was named the 2008 Outstanding Sportsperson of the Year by the Karnataka Government in India. (indianetzone.com, 24 Jun 2015)

In 2007 he was presented with the Arjuna Award by the Paralympic Committee of India. (paralympicindia.org, 15 Apr 2010)

He won the Strongman of India award in 2005. (melbourne2006.com.au, 26 Mar 2006)
Impairment
His impairment is a result of the effects of polio. He was diagnosed with the illness at age one. (Athlete, 08 Feb 2012; melbourne2006.com.au, 26 Mar 2006)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Powerlifting World Championships Kuala Lumpur 2002 (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's -52 kg Final Round 9
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's -52 kg Final Round 10
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's -48 kg Final Round 4
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's -48 kg Final Round 2012-08-30 5
2014 IPC Powerlifting World Championships (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Up to 49.00 kg MD Final 2014-04-05 5
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's -49 kg Final Round 2016-09-08 4
Mexico City 2017 World Para Powerlifting Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Up to 49.00kg Final 2017-12-04 7