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Vinay Kumar Lal

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T44

Further personal information

Residence
Chandigarh, IND
Languages
English, Hindi, Punjabi

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics in 2015 in Chandigarh, India.
Why this sport?
He started running after watching the biopic of Indian athlete Milkha Singh.

International debut

Year
2017
Competing for
India

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the T43/44/46 400m at the 2017 Grand Prix in Beijing, People's Republic of China. (Athlete, 16 Jul 2017)
Most influential person in career
His parents. (Athlete, 16 Jul 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Cross the line first." (Athlete, 16 Jul 2017)
Impairment
His impairment is a result of the effects of polio. (Athlete, 16 Jul 2017)
Other information
BREAK FROM SPORT
He took a break from athletics after his mother passed away in 2015. He made a comeback the following year and quickly regained his form. "Winning medals in [the 2016 National Para Games in] Panchkula and [the 2017 National Para Games in] Jaipur boosted my confidence. Although I missed a medal in [the 2017 World Championships in] London by a small margin, it was my personal best." (indianexpress.com, 18 Oct 2018)

Results

Unit Date Rank
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m T44 Final 1 2017-07-17 4