Originally from a small village on the outskirts of Rohtak, Haryana, Rinku was introduced to the sport of Javelin by fellow Indian para athlete Amit Kumar Saroha. As a young boy, he had lost his left arm in an accident involving a fan blade.
Admittedly not the very best in formal education, Rinku however was a natural in sport. At the 2016 IPC Athletics Grand Prix in Switzerland, Rinku recorded the 'A' mark for the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio. Still only seventeen Rinku faced the prospect of competing against more established competitors and in the same category, as fellow Indian javelin thrower Devendra Jhajharia, who went on to win the Gold at the Games. Rinku’s relative lack of experience however did not show at the Rio Paralympics as he did remarkably well to finish 5th in his event with a personal best throw.
Rinku went on to better that at the 2017 IPC World Para Athletics Championships in London, finishing 4th and recording a new personal best throw of 55.12m.
- Gold medal in the Men’s Javelin throw event at the 18th National Para Athletics Championships, 2018
- Silver medal in the Men’s Javelin throw event at the World Para Athletics Junior Championships U18 Notwil Switzerland, 2017
- 5th at the Rio Paralympics, 2016