Prasanta Karmakar

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Prasanta Karmakar First Indian Paralympic swimming Arjuna Awardee. Bhiem Awardee Kolkata Shree Awardee Mejor Dhyan Chand Awardee. Limca Book Of Records holder.
Prasanta Karmakar at IPC.jpg
Personal information
Nationality India
Born (1980-12-08) 8 December 1980 (age 38)
Kolkata, West Bengal, India Present Address = Bhiwani, Haryana.
StrokesFreestyle, Butterfly, Backstroke, Individual Medley

2014 Incheon Asian Games 2 Bronze medals Prasana Karmakar (born 8 December 1980) is an Indian Para swimmer. He was born in Kolkata, West Bengal.

2016 RIO Paralympic games Swimming team coach.



Arjuna Awardee, Major Dhyan Chand Sports Awardee, Bhim Awardee, Kolkata Shree Awardee, State Role Model Awardee, Super Idol Awardee, Positive Health Hero Awardee, Achiever Awardee, Limca Book Record Holder, Swimmer of the year Award 2010, 2011, 2014. 2003, Karmakar became the first disabled swimmer to represent India and win a medal at the World Swimming Championships in Argentina.[1] Since then he has won over a dozen medals at the World events. He was the most decorated Indian swimmer at the 2009 IWAS World Games held in Bangalore winning 4 Gold, 2 Silver and 1 Bronze medal. At the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, he won a bronze medal which was India’s first ever medal in aquatics at the Commonwealth Games.[2] In the 2010 Asian Para Games in Guangzhou in China, he won a silver medal at 50m Freestyle and a bronze medals in the 200m Individual Medley. Prasanta also won a bronze in the 50m Backstroke in the S9 category at the 2010 International German Swimming Championships for Athletes with a Disability in Berlin, Germany.[3] Prasanta Karmakar won 2 bronze medal in 2014 Incheon Asian Para games in 100 meter Breast stroke and 4 x 100meter freestyle relay. He is the Paralympic swimming Asian record holder in 50m Butterfly, 50m Breaststroke and 50m Backstroke and also is the Paralympic National Record holder in four events – 50m Freestyle, 100m Freestyle, 100m Backstroke and 200m Individual Medley. Having achieved success at the Commonwealth Games and Asian Games, he is now training hard to win medals for the nation at Paralympic Games, London, 2012

Prasanta Karmakar is coached by Pradeep Kumar in Bangalore. his total achievement and Awards is

Personal Achievements:

  • National champion for last 16 consecutive years,
  • Only Indian Commonwealth Games medalist 2010
  • 2006, 2010 and 2014 Asian Games medalist,
  • Only Indian Athlete world games 7 medalist 2009,
  • Only Indian swimmer made 3 Asian records 2010,
  • Only Indian world swimming championship medalist 2003,
  • International swimmer for over 13 years representing India and winning 37 medals,
  • Only swimmer in India win medal in Asian cycling championship 2013.
  • First Coach in Indian paralympic swimming team at Paralympic games 2016.

Prasanta Karmakar get married with India's most decorated Kabaddi player Payel Chowdhury February 2015.

Prasanta Karmakar and his wife Payel Chowdhury Karmakar wanted to fulfill their dreams to make sports academy.

Some of the awards conferred to me:

  • Arjuna Award 2011,
  • Major Dhyan Chand Sports Award 2015,
  • Bhiem Award 2014,
  • Kolkata Shree Award 2010,
  • Role Model Award 2005,
  • Super Idol Award 2011,
  • Positive Health Hero Award 2012,
  • Swimmer of the year Award 2009, 2011
  • Achiever Award 2015.

[4] He was supported by GoSports Foundation, a sports non profit organisation that aims to promote sporting excellence in India.[5]


Prasanta Karmakar opted out of the Paralympics in London to make way for young Sharath Gayakwad.[7]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 24 January 2011. Retrieved 19 July 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 22 October 2012. Retrieved 19 July 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Solid roots". The Hindu. 10 February 2011.
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  7. ^ "Prasanta steps aside for Sharath". 6 June 2012.

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