Tarun Dhillon

  • Sport : Badminton (SL-4)
  • Date of Birth : 18/8/1994
  • Hometown : Hissar, Haryana
  • Training Base : SAI, Lucknow/SAI, Gujarat
  • Nature of Disability : Right knee restricted movement

TARUN'S STORY

Tarun met with an accident when he was 8 years old, while playing football and seriously injured his right knee resulting in his movement getting restricted despite two surgeries. A year later, he picked up a different sport as he turned to badminton. And by the age of 11, Tarun was crowned India’s number one shuttler in the physically challenged category for juniors.

He has played multiple sports at the school level, including cricket, but chose badminton over the rest because it is an individual sport and has helped him fight his disability better. Despite having minimal support from his parents, he was self-motivated to cultivate sports as a career with an ambition to create an image through sports.

Although he competes with para athletes he still enjoys playing against able-bodied players. He won his first international medal (gold medal) at the World Championships in 2013 in the Singles event. Tarun is considered to be a medal prospect for the 2018 Asia Para Games as well as the 2020 Paralympics.

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Silver medal in Singles category at the Para Badminton World Championships, 2017
  • Gold medal in Singles category and Silver medal in Doubles category at the Para Badminton World Championships, 2015
  • Silver medal in Singles category at the Para Asian Games, 2014

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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