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Jai Deep Jai Deep

Athletics | Powerlifting

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Residence
Rohtak, IND
Languages
English, Hindi

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para powerlifting in 2016.
Why this sport?
He originally used the sport as training for Para athletics.
Club / Team
Haryana Paralympic Association: India

General interest

Hobbies
Sport. (Athlete, 10 Jul 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing in athletics [discus] at the 2014 Asian Para Games in Incheon, Republic of Korea. (Athlete, 10 Jul 2019)
Most influential person in career
Coach Vijay Munishwar. (Athlete, 10 Jul 2019)
Hero / Idol
Indian hockey player Dhyan Chand, coach Vijay Munishwar. (Athlete, 10 Jul 2019; indusind.com, 24 Jun 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Sport is life." (Athlete, 16 Jul 2017)
Awards and honours
In 2012 he was named 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)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (paralympicindia.org.in, 14 Jul 2021)
Impairment
His impairment is a result of the effects of polio. He contracted the illness at age five. (Athlete, 10 Jul 2019, 23 Oct 2015)
Other information
FOURTH-PLACE JINX
He says he aims to break his "fourth-place jinx" and win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. He placed fourth competing in athletics [discus] at the Asian Para Games and Commonwealth Games in 2014, as well as the 2017 World Para Athletics Championships in London, England. He also came fourth competing in powerlifting in the 65kg category at the 2018 Asian Para Games in Indonesia. "I would really want to win a medal at Tokyo 2020 and break the fourth-place jinx. I am going to give my 110% in my training to make my country proud." (paralympicindia.org.in, 14 Jul 2021; SportsDeskOnline, 12 Aug 2021)

Results

Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F42 Final Round 2012-09-02 7
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F42 Final 1 2013-07-23 8
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F42 Final 1 2015-10-28 7
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F42 Final 1 2017-07-16 4
Mexico City 2017 World Para Powerlifting Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Up to 72.00kg Final 2017-12-04 7