Om Prakash Karhana

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Om Prakash Singh Karhana
Personal information
Birth name Om Prakash Karhana
Full name Om Prakash Singh Karhana
Nickname(s) OP
Nationality Indian
Born (1987-01-11) January 11, 1987 (age 30)
Lakhuwas (near Gurgaon, Haryana)
Residence India
Height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Weight 138 kg (304 lb)
Country India
Sport Shot put
Event(s) Track and field

Om Prakash Singh Karhana (born January 11, 1987) is an Indian shot putter. He is 6 feet 7 inches (2.01 m) tall and weighs 138 kilograms (304 lb). He trains at the Salwan Throws Academy, where he first began to learn how to shot put, and is supported by Olympic Gold Quest, a not-for-profit foundation to identify and support Indian athletes.[1][2][3][4][5] He was originally a basketball player, but was approached by Lalit Bhanot, secretary of the Athletics Federation of India, to consider switching to the shot put.[5]

Om Prakash Karhana holds the Indian national record in shot put at 20.69 meters which he achieved in May 2012 at Szombathely, Hungary and he qualified for and competed at the 2012 London Olympics.[6] At the 2014 Commonwealth Games, he reached the final, finishing in 6th place.[5]


  1. ^ Singh, Hijam Raju (23 February 2008). "100% sure I will win Gold in 2012 Olympics: Om Prakash". The Times of India. Retrieved 30 October 2010. 
  2. ^ Dutt, Tushar (3 June 2010). "Olympic Gold Quest signs shot-putter Om Prakash Singh". Daily News and Analysis. Retrieved 30 October 2010. 
  3. ^ "Promising shot putter Om Prakash aims Commonwealth Games gold". The Times of India. 2 August 2010. Retrieved 30 October 2010. 
  4. ^ "Promising shot putter Om Prakash aims CWG gold". NDTV. 14 September 2010. Retrieved 30 October 2010. 
  5. ^ a b c "Glasgow 2014 - Om parkash singh Karhana Profile". Retrieved 2016-07-03. 
  6. ^ "Om Prakash Singh Karhana Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Retrieved 2016-07-03. 

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