Niranjan Mukundan

  • Sport : Swimming (S8)
  • Date Of Birth : 4/9/1994
  • Hometown : Bangalore, Karnataka
  • Current Training Base : Thanyapura, Thailand
  • Nature of Disability : Spina Bifida & Clubbed Feet (Deformity in One Leg)

Niranjan'S STORY

Niranjan hails from a middle-class family in Bangalore. His father, an independent consultant, owing to a lung surgery he had a couple of years back, no longer works. Niranjan’s mother works as a manager with Ernst and Young.

23-year old Niranjan is a fighter. Born with a medical condition called Spina bifida and with clubbed feet, he has undergone as many as sixteen surgeries already. These obstacles have never deterred this young swimmer from going out all guns blazing in the pool.

Extremely passionate about swimming, Niranjan has a great take on life!The ever-smiling Bangalore boy specializes in 50m Butterfly, and loves competing in the 200m Individual medley 100m and 400m Freestyle events. He was part of the 2014 Asian Games bronze medal winning team and followed that up with record breaking performances at the 2015 IWAS World Junior Games.


  • Bronze medal in the 50m Butterfly event and Asian record in 200m backstroke at the IDM Berlin Swimming championships, 2018
  • Silver medal in the Men’s 100m Butterfly event at the World Para Swimming World series, 2017
  • Bronze medal in 4x100m medley relay at the 2014 Para Asian Games in Incheon (Korea)


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

Competition Location Date Add Event
2016 IDM Berlin Swimming Championship Berlin, Germany 9th - 12th June Add to my calendar
2016 Portugal National Summer Swimming Championship Povoa de Varzim, Portugal 18th - 19th June Add to my calendar
CaixaLoterias Athletics & Swimming Championship - 2016 Sao Paolo, Brazil 15th - 17th July Add to my calendar