Jyoti Balyan

  • Sport : Badminton – Archery (compound)
  • Date of Birth : 15/4/1994
  • Hometown : Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh
  • Training Base : Shrine Board Sports Complex Katra, Jammu
  • Nature of Disability : Poliomyelitis

JYOTI'S STORY

As a child she was administered the wrong injection on her leg when she was suffering from a viral fever, which then resulted in her being infected with polio.

Jyoti belongs to a modest background. Her family comprises of her mother who is a housewife, one elder brother who is a farmer and a sister who is married. She lost her father few years ago. She is supported by her cousin sister Abhilasha who is also a national level archer.

Her father initially wanted her to follow the footsteps of her sister, who is a national volleyball player, but due to her medical condition she couldn’t play the sport and eventually shifted towards archery.

She started her career in 2010, when her coach opened a local archery academy and was on the lookout for para archers. She is currently the top archer in her category in India. Her proudest moment in life was when she clinched the gold medal at the World championships in Tamil Nadu surpassing able-bodied archers.

Her consistent performances at the national level resulted in her getting the call for the Asian Para Games, Incheon when she was just 19 years old. With a history of such laurels, she was eventually shortlisted and selected for support under the Para Champions Programme 2018-19.

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Participated at the World Para Archery Championships in Beijing China, 2017
  • Participated at the Para Asian Games in Incheon, 2014
  • Gold medal (10m & 50m) at the National championships, Orissa, 2010

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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