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Prasanna Kumar R T

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T42, F42

Further personal information

Family
Wife Sarala
Residence
Bangalore, IND
Occupation
Education Professional
Languages
English, Hindi, Kannada

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics in 1999 during his time at college.
Why this sport?
To show society that impaired athletes can also achieve success.
Name of coach
Kashinath Naik

International debut

Year
2002
Competing for
India
Location
Busan, KOR

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold at the 2016 Asia-Oceania Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Athlete, 16 Jul 2017)
Most influential person in career
His father. (Athlete, 16 Jul 2017)
Hero / Idol
German javelin thrower Thomas Rohler. (Athlete, 16 Jul 2017)
Impairment
His right leg was amputated as the result of the effects of polio. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015; 16 Jul 2017)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F42 Final 1 2013-07-25 5
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F44 Final 1 2015-10-30 11
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F44 Final 1 2017-07-18 9