Origin of Impairment
Further personal information
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began shooting in 2016 in Ballabhgarh, India.
Why this sport?
"I always wanted to be a footballer as I loved outdoor sport. But due to my impairment, I couldn't play the game beyond local club level. A close friend of my father told him to think about introducing me to shooting. My father took me to the 10X Shooting Academy in Ballabgarh [India], run by coach Rakesh Thakur. Had he not been there, I wouldn't have excelled in the sport. I owe my success to him."
Club / Team
Name of coach
Subhash Rana [national]
Watching football and movies. (paralympic.org, 17 Apr 2019)
Most influential person in career
His father. (timesofindia.indiatimes.com, 06 Oct 2018; indusind.com, 01 Jan 2018)
Hero / Idol
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, Argentinian footballer Lionel Messi. (paralympic.org, 17 Apr 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"It's important to sometimes forget the defeats and keep working towards bigger goals." (paralympic.org, 17 Apr 2019)
Awards and honours
In 2020 he received the Arjuna Award in India. (indianshooting.com, 29 Aug 2020)
His younger brother has been a member of the able-bodied Indian national junior shooting squad. (paralympic.org, 17 Apr 2019; indusind.com, 01 Jan 2018)
To win gold at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (paralympic.org, 17 Apr 2019)
He has an impairment to his right hand. "I noticed I was different when I was in the first grade. Something was wrong with my right arm. I cried a lot. I was afraid to be in front of people." (WOWOWofficial YouTube channel, 09 Aug 2019; timesofindia.indiatimes.com, 06 Oct 2018)
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|P4 - Mixed 50m Pistol SH1||Qualification||2018-05-05||12|
|Team P1 - Men's 10m Air Pistol SH1||Qualification||2018-05-05||4|
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