Sharad Kumar

  • Sport : Athletics - High Jump (T-42)
  • Date of Birth : 1/3/1992
  • Hometown : Patna, Bihar
  • Training Base : Sports Authority of India, Sonipat
  • Nature of Disability : Polio Left Leg (by birth)

Sharad's STORY

Sharad started High Jump when he was at St. Paul’s school in Darjeeling. He was encouraged by his brother to take up the sport and was further motivated to take it up seriously when he broke all his records at school. Sharad’s both parents are business persons. His elder brother is an advocate and younger brother is a postgraduate student. Sharad has also completed his MA in Politics (International Relations).

At the age of two, Sharad suffered paralysis of his left leg after taking spurious polio medicine at a local eradication drive. He made his International debut at the 2010 Asian Para Games and at the 2014 Asian Para Games, he won the gold medal and broke a 12-year old Asian Games record, to reclaim the world no. 1 position. Sharad finished 6th at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio and won silver at the recently concluded 2017 IPC World Para Athletics Championships in London with a personal best jump of 1.84m.

Having tracked his performances for quite some time, Sharad was shortlisted and eventually selected for support under the GoSports Foundation Para Champions Programme 2017-18.

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Silver Medal in High Jump at 2017 IPC World Para Championships, London
  • Finished 6th at the 2016 Paralympic Games, Rio
  • Gold medal at the Asian Para Games, Incheon in 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