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Sunil Phogat

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Languages
English, Hindi

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up athletics in 2010 in India.
Why this sport?
Media coverage of India preparing to host the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi inspired him. "It gave me reason to live. I wanted to make a name for myself, so I made discus throwing my life."

International debut

Year
2014
Competing for
India
Tournament
Grand Prix
Location
Beijing, CHN

General interest

Hero / Idol
Indian athletics coach R D Singh. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Never lose hope. Focus on the attainment of your life's objective. Once we set a big goal and put in all efforts to attain it, no limitation can stop us." (tribuneindia.com, 27 Apr 2014)
Impairment
He has paraplegia after being involved in a car accident while travelling to a job interview in 2007. (tribuneindia.com, 27 Apr 2014)
Other information
INTERNATIONAL DEBUT
He took out a loan of 150,000 Indian rupees so he could travel to compete at the 2014 Grand Prix event in Beijing, People's Republic of China, his first international event. He needed the money to cover his expenses and arrange a wheelchair and sports throwing chair for his event. (hindustantimes.com, 20 Apr 2014; bhaskar.com, 09 Apr 2014)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F55 Final 1 2015-10-26 10
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F55 Final 1 2017-07-15 8