Jaideep Deswal

  • Sport : Athletics - Discus throw (F-42)
  • Date of Birth : 30/12/1989
  • Hometown : Rohtak, Haryana
  • Current Training Base : Panchkula, Haryana
  • Nature of Disability : Post Polio Residual Paralysis left leg (by birth)

Jaideep's STORY

Jaideep was 4 months old when he was given wrong vaccination for his fever by the doctor resulting in loss of strength in his left leg. Retaining a keen interest in sport from an early age, Jaideep started practicing and competing in discus throw in 2007 upon suggestions from his friends.

His father recently retired from Rajasthan police and his family, living in a small village on the outskirts of Rohtak, was not familiar with sports. However, egged on by his uncle Jaideep used to be a regular trainer in the fields of his native village.

Jaideep idolises Hockey Legend Major Dhyanchand and his sporting career has seen him represent India at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, 2014 Asian Para and Commonwealth Games and the 2015 World Para Athletics Championships. In 2016, Jaideep took to powerlifting as well, and having recently represented his country at the 2017 World Para Athletics Championships in Discus throw, also qualified for the 2017 World Powerlifting Championships.

His promising performances across discus and powerlifting saw him shortlisted and eventually selected for support under the GoSports Foundation Para Champions Programme 2017-18.

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Gold medal in the Men’s Discus event & Bronze medal in the Men’s Shotput event at the 18th National Para Athletic Championship, 2018
  • Finished 7th at the 2015 World Athletics Championship, Doha
  • Finished 4th at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, Glasgow and Asian Para Games, Incheon

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