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Shweta Sharma

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F55

Further personal information

Family
Two sons
Residence
Delhi, IND
Languages
Hindi

Sport specific information

Why this sport?
She was introduced to Para sports by Indian Para shot putter Deepa Malik, who gave Sharma her first wheelchair that enabled her to train. Sharma learnt throwing techniques through watching YouTube videos of Malik competing.

General interest

Hero / Idol
Indian Para shot putter Deepa Malik. (thequint.com, 18 Oct 2016)
Other sports
She has competed in Para powerlifting. (ETV Hindi YouTube channel, 11 Feb 2017)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (thequint.com, 18 Oct 2016)
Impairment
Her impairment is a result of the effects of polio. She contracted the illness at age nine months. (thequint.com, 18 Oct 2016)