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Manish Narwal

Shooting

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
SH1

Further personal information

Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Hindi

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]
Training Regime
He starts training at 05:00 each morning.

General interest

Hobbies
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)
Famous relatives
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)
Ambitions
To win gold at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (paralympic.org, 17 Apr 2019)
Impairment
He has an impairment to his right hand. (timesofindia.indiatimes.com, 06 Oct 2018)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Cheongju 2018 World Shooting Para Sport Championships (Cheongju, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
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