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Kashish Lakra

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F51

Further personal information

Residence
Delhi, IND
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up Para athletics in 2018 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi, India.
Why this sport?
She was originally involved in badminton at school level before switching to freestyle wrestling in 2016. After spending three months in hospital due to her accident in November 2017, she returned home the following February. In July 2018 she began Para athletics as part of her rehabilitation. "Sports and I were meant for each other so along with my coach I decided on competing in the club throw discipline."
Training Regime
She trains three times a week at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi, India.

General interest

Other sports
She competed in freestyle wrestling at national level and badminton at elite school level in India. (hindustantimes.com, 11 Dec 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (hindustantimes.com, 11 Dec 2018)
Impairment
In November 2017 she suffered a spinal cord injury when she slipped on a mat during a wrestling practice bout in Najafgarh, India. (hindustantimes.com, 11 Dec 2018)