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Karam Jyoti

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F55

Further personal information

Residence
Gurgaon, IND
Occupation
Athlete, Coach
Languages
English, Hindi

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She got involved in Para athletics in 2013 in Rohtak, India.
Why this sport?
She had a chance meeting with an athletics coach, and he introduced her to the discus.

International debut

Year
2014
Competing for
India
Tournament
Asian Para Games
Location
Incheon, KOR

General interest

Most influential person in career
Her brother. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Hero / Idol
German Para thrower Marianne Buggenhagen. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Arise, awake, do not stop until the goal is reached." (Facebook profile, 17 Mar 2017)
Other sports
Before her accident, she played kabaddi for the Indian national team. (sportskeeda.com, 04 Nov 2015)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (iDiva Facebook page, 29 Nov 2018)
Impairment
At age 21 she fell off a balcony on the first floor of her home. Her injuries resulted in paraplegia. "It took me a year or so to even regain motor sensations. But slowly I started getting better." (indianexpress.com, 23 Jul 2017; timesofindia.indiatimes.com, 22 Jul 2017; sportskeeda.com, 04 Nov 2015)
Other information
OCCUPATION
In July 2019 she began working as an athletics coach with the Government of Haryana's Department of Sports and Youth Affairs in India. (Facebook profile, 26 Jan 2021)

FURTHER EDUCATION
She has studied at Maharshi Dayanand University in Rohtak, India. (Facebook profile, 14 Apr 2020)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Discus Throw F55 Final 1 2015-10-28 4
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Discus Throw F55 Final Round 2016-09-17 9999
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F55 Final 1 2017-07-15 8
Women's Discus Throw F55 Final 1 2017-07-21 3