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Thirumalai Kumar Subbaiah

Athletics | Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F57

Further personal information

Residence
Vijayawada, IND
Occupation
Athlete, Clerk, Railway Worker
Languages
English, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil
Higher education
Bangalore University: India

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up athletics at age 12. He returned to the sport in 2006 after competing in para-swimming.
Why this sport?
He previously competed in para-swimming before switching sports. "My 15-year-long association with swimming helped me add more strength to my upper body thus helping me to improve fitness and stamina."
Club / Team
Tamil Nadu Paralympic Association: India
Name of coach
S Kumar, IND, from 2002

International debut

Year
1998
Competing for
India
Location
Thailand

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2009 IWAS World Games in Bangalore, India. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Most influential person in career
His father. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Injuries
He suffered an infection in his lungs prior to the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, and was left bedridden for several months. (thehindu.com, 10 Jun 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Sport is my life." (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Other sports
He has competed in para-swimming at international level. (thehindu.com, 10 Jun 2014)
Impairment
His impairment in both legs is the result of the effects of polio. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F57 Final 1 2015-10-30 15