Manpreet Kaur

  • Sport : Powerlifting – 41kg
  • Date of Birth : 17/1/1987
  • Hometown : Jalandhar, Punjab
  • Training Base : SAI NSWC Gandhinagar
  • Nature of Disability : Poliomyelitis

MANPREET'S STORY

Manpreet has been affected by polio from the time she was an infant (6 months old). After completing her B. Com and B. Ed. degrees, she was trying to get a private job to sustain herself and her family by starting a professional career. When things did not work out, in December 2012, she started considering sports as a career option.

She was inducted to the sport of powerlifting through her college principal, who introduced her to an academy. From then on, her interest grew in the sport. Manpreet was completely unaware of the sporting opportunities for para athletes until then.

Her mother is a housewife and Manpreet has 3 brothers who are all carpenters by profession. Since her family income was not sufficient to support her sports requirements, her former coach Mr. Parminder Singh and fellow para powerlifter Mr. Rajinder Singh Rahelu proved to be her biggest support system, whom she draws inspiration from.

She is also being trained by Rajinder Singh Rahelu and it is his opinion that under the right financial support she has the potential to inspire many more women powerlifters to come forward.

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Finished 13th in the 50 kg category at the World Para Powerlifting Championship, Mexico, 2017
  • Winner in the 50 kg group & the 41 kg group at the National Para Powerlifting Championship, 2016

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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