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Girisha Hosanagara Nagarajegowda

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T42, F42

Further personal information

Residence
Bangalore, IND
Occupation
Coach
Languages
English, Kannada

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up high jump in 2006 in Bangalore, India.
Why this sport?
He loves sport.
Club / Team
Paralympic Sports Academy of India: Bangalore, IND
Name of coach
Mr Satyanarayana, IND, from 2011

International debut

Year
2006
Competing for
India
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Dublin, IRL

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a silver medal in the T42 high jump at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Most influential person in career
Coach Mr Satyanarayana, and his parents. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Hero / Idol
Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Sport is my heart and passion." (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Awards and honours
In 2014 he received the Arjuna Award from the president of India. (indianetzone.com, 22 Jun 2015)

In 2013 he was presented with the Padma Shri Award, India's fourth highest civilian honour, by the Indian government. (indianetzone.com, 22 Jun 2015; hindustantimes.com, 27 Apr 2015)
Impairment
He has congenital talipes equinovarus [also known as club foot] as a result of the effects of polio. He contracted the illness at birth. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's High Jump F42 Final Round 2012-09-03 2
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's High Jump T42/44 Final 1 2013-07-20 6
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's High Jump T42 Final 1 2015-10-22 8