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Shatabdi Avasthi



Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment

Further personal information

Sawai Madhopur, IND
Athlete, Bank Employee, Manager
English, Hindi
Higher education
History - Government PG College of Sawai Madhopur: India

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up Para athletics in 2016. "In 2016, my teacher Mahavir Prasad Saini coached me. I started my sports career with archery. But, later I shifted to shot put, discus throw and javelin throw. That year in December, I participated in the state-level tournament and I won three gold medals."
Why this sport?
She wanted to improve her fitness.

General interest

Hero / Idol
Indian cricketers Sachin Tendulkar and Yuvraj Singh. (Twitter profile, 16 Oct 2018;, 24 Oct 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Life is very beautiful and there is no fun living life without problems. If you don't come across difficulties, you won't be able to find solutions. It really makes me happy that people draw inspiration from me. It gives me strength, will power, and the hope to move forward in life." (, 09 Aug 2018)
She has paraplegia as a result of falling from the terrace of her house in 2006. (, 24 Oct 2012)
Other information
She promotes an initiative in India that encourages parents in Jaipur to make a vow against female foeticide. “I thank God that I am not a victim of female foeticide, forget about dreams, we live in a country where women are not allowed to be born. Over the years, my struggles and difficulties have made me ready to face the world. I am not scared anymore. I wish to make India proud wherever I go." (, 08 Dec 2016;, 09 Aug 2018)

She was named after the Shatabdi Express, the series of fastest trains in India. (, 09 Aug 2018)


Unit Date Rank
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F55 Final 1 2017-07-15 9