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Rinku

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T46, F46

Further personal information

Residence
Rohtak, IND
Languages
English, Hindi

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took part in 200m and 400m races as a child, and at age 13 he had the chance to try out javelin throw.
Why this sport?
He decided to become an athlete after watching a sports movie called 'Chak De India'. He was then introduced to javelin throw by Indian Paralympian Amit Kumar Saroha.
Training Regime
He trains for up to four hours a day.

General interest

Hobbies
Watching movies. (thebridge.in, 01 Oct 2018)
Most influential person in career
His family, and Indian Para thrower Amit Kumar Saroha. (bodyandstrength.com, 29 Oct 2018; thebridge.in, 01 Oct 2018)
Hero / Idol
Indian javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra, Indian Para athlete Amit Kumar Saroha. (bodyandstrength.com, 29 Oct 2018; thebridge.in, 01 Oct 2018)
Injuries
He sustained an elbow injury in 2018. (Instagram profile, 12 Mar 2021)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Work hard to reach your goal and the rest will follow." (Instagram profile, 12 Mar 2021)
Milestones
He was the youngest athlete to represent India in any sport at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. He was age 17 years and 256 days when he competed in the F46 javelin throw. (SportsDeskOnline, 11 Oct 2019; indianexpress.com, 08 Aug 2017)
Impairment
At age three his left hand got stuck in an agricultural machine. His left arm was then amputated above the elbow. (thebridge.in, 01 Oct 2018; thebetterindia.com, 07 Sep 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F46 Final Round 2016-09-13 5
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F46 Final 1 2017-07-14 4