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Ram Pal

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T47, F46

Further personal information

Residence
India
Occupation
Athlete, Public Servant
Languages
English, Hindi

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He trained in high jump at school, where he competed against able-bodied athletes.
Why this sport?
He was introduced to Para sport by Indian Paralympian Amit Saroha. In 2013 he left his job to become a full-time athlete.

International debut

Year
2016
Competing for
India
Tournament
Grand Prix
Location
Tunisia

General interest

Hero / Idol
Indian Para athlete Amit Saroha. (hindustantimes.com, 25 Oct 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"The secret of my success is hard work. As long as you work hard things fall into place." (hindustantimes.com, 25 Oct 2018)
Awards and honours
In 2018 he was named an Unstoppable Achiever by Indian newspaper the Hindustan Times. (hindustantimes.com, 25 Oct 2018)
Ambitions
To win gold at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (hindustantimes.com, 25 Oct 2018)
Impairment
His right hand was amputated at age four following an agricultural machinery accident on his family's farm near Sonipat, India. (hindustantimes.com, 25 Oct 2018; indusind.com, 01 Sep 2018; indusind.com, 07 Apr 2016)
Other information
OCCUPATION
He works in the income tax department of the Indian government. In March 2021 he was also appointed to a deputy director role by the Haryana state government. The appointment was the result of lobbying efforts by Chahar and other Indian Para athletes to have Paralympic Games and Asian Para Games medal winners given higher-grade jobs in the state. (Twitter profile, 15 Mar 2021; Facebook profile, 02 Jul 2021; the indianexpress.com, 25 Feb 2021)

EDUCATION
He has three degrees - a bachelor of arts, a bachelor of education and a bachelor of library sciences. (indusind.com, 01 Sep 2018; indusind.com, 18 Sep 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's High Jump T47 Final Round 2016-09-16 6
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's High Jump T47 Final 1 2017-07-16 6