Sandeep

  • Sport : Athletics - Javelin (F-44)
  • Date of Birth: : 10/4/1996
  • Hometown: : New Delhi
  • Current Training Base : Nehru Stadium, New Delhi
  • Nature of Disability : Reduced Mobility in left hip joint

Sandeep's STORY

Growing up, Sandeep played a multitude of sports, primarily focusing on Athletics and Badminton. While playing in his native village, he injured his hip one day. Not realising the severity of the injury, which was left untreated, led to the formation of pus internally in his hip joint and Sandeep had to undergo surgery to ensure the resulting internal infection did not spread to his entire body. The result was reduced mobility in his left hip joint. He nevertheless continued playing sport and took to para sports soon after, with the javelin becoming his weapon of choice. He was a National level player in Para Badminton as well.

His father was a Special Forces Commando under the direct command of the Prime Minister of India. In 2013, a nerve related injury while on duty caused paralysis of his body, loss of memory and inability to read or interpret. Years of rigorous therapy has resulted in significant recovery, but not complete.

Sandeep won several medals at the international stage with Gold medals at the 2016 Fazza IPC Athletics Grand Prix and the 2016 Berlin Open Para Athletics Championship. His biggest achievement, although not a medal, was his 4th place finish at the 2016 Paralympics in Rio.

More recently Sandeep represented India at the 2017 IPC World Para Athletics Championships finishing 5th in his event. His most recent medal was a Silver at the 2018 Handisport Open in Paris.

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Silver medal at the Handisport Open, 2018
  • 5th at the IPC World Para Athletics Championships London, 2017
  • Finished 4th at the Paralympics in Rio, 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