Umesh Vikram Kumar

  • Sport : Badminton–Men’s Doubles & Singles (SL-3)
  • Date of Birth : 17/8/1992
  • Hometown : Sitamarhi, Bihar
  • Training Base : Tata Steel Badminton Training Center, Jamshedpur
  • Nature of Disability : Poliomyelitis

UMESH'S STORY

Umesh has been suffering from polio since the age of 2. He has always been a sports fanatic since his childhood and has been playing various sports throughout his life which eventually helped him build his strength for the sport. He started playing badminton in 2011 at his engineering college due to availability of adequate facilities. He was always passionate about sports and dreamed of representing India through a sport.

His main support has been his college mates and his seniors to the extent that a couple of his seniors have even sponsored his initial tournaments. In addition, the Red Cross society in Bihar have also been supporting him to ensure that he continues to pursue his dream.

In 2012, he won his first bronze medal at the nationals and also won a gold medal in the para high jump event. He is a young and energetic player and is ranked 11th in the World in the Men’s Singles & Doubles circuit.

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Bronze medal in Men’s Doubles at the FZ Forza Irish Open Para Badminton International, 2017
  • Bronze medal in Men’s Doubles at the BWF Para Badminton Championships, 2017
  • Bronze medal in Men’s Doubles at the Uganda Para Badminton Tournament, 2017

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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