Thirumalai Kumar Subbaiah
Athletics | Swimming
Origin of Impairment
Further personal information
Athlete, Clerk, Railway Worker
English, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil
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
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)
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)
He has competed in para-swimming at international level. (thehindu.com, 10 Jun 2014)
His impairment in both legs is the result of the effects of polio. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
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