Origin of Impairment
Further personal information
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began shooting in 2016.
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 TenX shooting academy in Ballabgarh [in 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."
Name of coach
Subhash Rana [national]
He starts training at 05:00 each morning.
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)
His younger brother is a member of the able-bodied India 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. (timesofindia.indiatimes.com, 06 Oct 2018)
|P1 - Men's 10m Air Pistol SH1||Qualification||2018-05-05||10|
|P4 - Mixed 50m Pistol SH1||Qualification||2018-05-05||12|
|Team P1 - Men's 10m Air Pistol SH1||Qualification||2018-05-05||4|
|Team P4 - Mixed 50m Pistol SH1||Qualification||2018-05-05||7|