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Yogesh Kathuniya

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F56

Further personal information

Residence
New Delhi, IND
Languages
English, Hindi

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age 20 in Bahadurgarh, India.
Why this sport?
"It was a way to overcome my disability."

International debut

Year
2018
Competing for
India

General interest

Nicknames
Yogi [a nickname given by his mother]. (Athlete, 29 Aug 2021; Facebook profile, 19 Apr 2020)
Hobbies
Playing computer games, sports science. (Athlete, 29 Aug 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze at the 2019 World Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Athlete, 29 Aug 2021)
Most influential person in career
His mother. (Athlete, 29 Aug 2021)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough." (Instagram profile, 26 Sep 2019)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Instagram profile, 26 Sep 2019)
Impairment
At age eight, he experienced a paralytic attack which resulted in impaired coordination in his limbs. (indiatimes.com, 28 Dec 2019)