Dharambir

  • Sport : Athletics - Club and Discus throw (F-51)
  • Date of Birth: : 18/1/1989
  • Hometown : Sonipat, Haryana
  • Current Training Base : Sports Authority of India, Sonipat
  • Nature of Disability : Paralysis of Lower Body (Injury from Accident)

DHARAMBIR'S STORY

Originally from Sonipat, Haryana, Dharambir was not familiar with sports till very recently. However, his life changed when while attempting to dive into water, Dharambir misjudged the depth and accidentally crashed into the underlying rocks of the water body. The result was waist below paralysis.

Dharambir became familiar with para sports in 2014 and took to club throw, under the guidance of his mentor and fellow para athlete Amit Kumar Saroha, who also has a similar condition to Dharambir’s. Within a span of just two years, Dharambir improved tremendously, to first secure the ‘A’ qualification mark for the 2016 Paralympic Games at the 2016 Fazza IPC Athletics Grand Prix in Dubai. Dharambir incidentally represented his country at Rio as a direct rival to his mentor and coach Amit Kumar Saroha, and did both his country and his mentor proud by finishing his event in 9th position.

2017 saw Dharambir finish 4th in Club Throw at the FAZZA Para Athletic Championship in Dubai. He went one better to then win a Bronze medal in Discus Throw at the Sharjah International Open Athletics Meet. He carried on his good form to the Para Nationals in Jaipur where he won a Silver medal in Club Throw and a Bronze medal in Discus Throw. Dharambir went on to represent India at the 2017 IPC Para Athletics World Championships in London.

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Gold and Silver medal in the Club and Discuss throw event at the 18th National Para Athletics Championships, 2018
  • Bronze medal in the Men’s club throw event at the 10th Fazza IPC Athletics Grand Prix, 2018
  • Represented India at the IPC World Para Athletics Championships London, 2017

Tentative Competition Schedule till 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio (7th-18th September)

Competition Location Date Add Event
Berlin Open - 2016 IPC Athletics Grand Prix Berlin, Germany 13th to 17th July Add to my calendar
IPC Athletics World Grand Prix Final-2016 London, Great Britain 23rd to 24th July Add to my calendar

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