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Gyeltshen Gyeltshen

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Short stature
Classification
F40

Further personal information

Residence
Thimphu, BHU
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began Para athletics in 2018 in Thimphu, Bhutan.
Why this sport?
"The Bhutan Paralympic Committee made an announcement about Para athletics. I was excited and wanted to try it."
Name of coach
Penjor Gyeltshen [national], BHU
Training Regime
She trains 20 hours a week.

International debut

Year
2019
Competing for
Bhutan
Tournament
Grand Prix
Location
Beijing, CHN

General interest

Hobbies
Cycling, singing, dancing. (Athlete, 27 Aug 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Achieving the qualifying standard for the 2020 Paralympic Games through his performance at the 2019 Grand Prix in Beijing, People's Republic of China. (Athlete, 27 Aug 2021)
Most influential person in career
His coach Penjor Gyeltshen. (Athlete, 27 Aug 2021)
Hero / Idol
Iraqi Para athlete Ahmed Naas. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Face of Sports in Media Facebook page, 19 Aug 2019)
Other information
TV MOVIE
In 2019 Bhutan TV produced a short movie about his life and career called 'The Tale of Aku Gyeltshen'. (BBS channel 2 YouTube channel, 01 Oct 2019; Face of Sports in Media Facebook page, 19 Aug 2019)