Sandeep Singh Maan

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Sandeep Singh Maan
Personal information
NationalityIndian
Born (1993-07-16) 16 July 1993 (age 27)
Sport
Country India
SportPara Athletics (100m, 200, 400m and Long Jump)
Coached bySatyapal Singh
Medal record
Track and field (para athletics)
Representing  India
Asian Para games
Bronze medal – third place 2018 Indonesia Men’s 400m - T46
Silver medal – second place 2014 Incheon Men's 400m — T46
Silver medal – second place 2014 Incheon Men's 200m — T46
Silver medal – second place 2010 Guangzhou Men's 400m — T46
International Athletics Competition
Gold medal – first place 2018 8th Sarjah 200m - T46
Gold medal – first place 2018 8th Sarjah 400m - T46
Gold medal – first place 2018 8th Sarjah 100m - T46
Gold medal – first place 2018 10th Fazaa 100m - T46
Gold medal – first place 2018 10th Fazaa 200m -T46
Gold medal – first place 2018 10th Fazaa 400m - T 46
Gold medal – first place 2017 Handicap sports Open Paris 400m - T46
Gold medal – first place 2017 HandicapSports Open Paris 800m - T46
Silver medal – second place 2016 Asia-Oceania Championship Dubai 200m - T46
Silver medal – second place 2016 Asian championship 200m - T46
Gold medal – first place 2014 4th Sarjah 200m - T46
Silver medal – second place 2014 4th Sarjah 400m - T46
Silver medal – second place 2014 4th Sarjah Long Jump - T46
Gold medal – first place 2014 6th Fazaa 200m — T46
Gold medal – first place 2014 6th Fazaa 400m — T46
Bronze medal – third place 2014 6th Fazaa Long Jump — T46
Silver medal – second place 2013 German Championship Long Jump - T46
Silver medal – second place 2013 German Championship 200m - T46
Silver medal – second place 2012 Kuwait Championship 200m - T46
Silver medal – second place 2012 Kuwait Championship 400m - T46
IWAS World Games
Gold medal – first place 2011 IWAS World Games Dubai Men's 200m — T46
Gold medal – first place 2011 IWAS World Games Dubai Men's 400m — T46
Gold medal – first place 2009 IWAS World Games - Bangalore 4*400m relay race - T46
National Championship
Gold medal – first place 2018 - Open para Athletics Championship Bangalore 100m, 200m, 400m - T46
Gold medal – first place 2018 - 18th National para athletics championship Chandigarh 200m - T46
Gold medal – first place 2018 - 18th National para athletics championship Chandigarh 400m - T46
Silver medal – second place 2018 - 18th National para athletics championship Chandigarh 100m - T46
Silver medal – second place 2017 - 17th National para athletics championship Jaipur 200m, 400m - T46
Gold medal – first place 2016 - 16th National para athletics championship Haryana 100m, 200m, 400m - T46
Gold medal – first place 2015 - 15th National para athletics championship Ghaziabad, U.P 100m, 200m, 400m - T46
Gold medal – first place 2013 - 14th National para athletics championship Bangalore 200m, 400m, Long Jump - T46
Gold medal – first place 2010 - 12th National para athletics championship Haryana 400m - T46
Silver medal – second place 2010 - 12th National para athletics championship Haryana 100m, 200m - T46
Gold medal – first place 2009- National para athletics championship Jaipur 100m, 200m, 400m - T46
Gold medal – first place 2008- National para athletics championship Haryana 400m - T46
Silver medal – second place 2008 - National para athletics championship Haryana 100m, 200m - T46
Gold medal – first place 2007 - National para athletics championship Bangalore 400m - T46
Bronze medal – third place 2007 - National para athletics championship Bangalore Long jump - T46
Bronze medal – third place 2007 - National para athletics championship Bangalore 100m - T46
Sandeep maan receiving ARJUNA AWARD

Sandeep Singh Maan is an Indian Para athlete competing in Men's 100m, 200m, 400m and Long Jump events in the T46 category. He is bronze medallist in Asian Para Games 2018 held in Jakarta, Indonesia. And three time silver medallist from the Asian Para Games; he won them at the 2010 and 2014 editions in Guangzhou, China [1] and Incheon, Korea,[2] respectively. He received the Arjuna award in 2016 for his outstanding sporting achievements, the Maharana pratap Award in 2012 from state sports council of Rajasthan, and the Aravali Award in 2019. He is a national record holder in 200m and 400m since 2012 . And now his goal is towards winning medal in coming Paralympics 2021.

Warm wishes from prime minister Shri Narendra Modi after awarded with ARJUNA AWARD
Sandeep Maan receiving Maharana Pratap Award from Smt. Vasundhara Raje Chief Minister of Rajasthan

Early life and background[edit]

Sandeep was born in 1993 in Hanumangarh, Rajasthan and suffered from a dysfunctional left arm by birth. He was inclined to sport from a very early age and used to compete in running events with regular able-bodied individuals during his school days. He started winning multiple medals across different events. Following his impressive performances agaiable-bodied competitors, Sandeep stepped into sports for the differently abled and soon started representing India at the international level in Para sports. His early training gave by Dronacharya Awardee R. D. Singh.

In an event with Rahul Dravid

Career[edit]

Sandeep gained national prominence after winning the silver medal for India at the 2010 Asian Para Games in Guangzhou, China. He replicated his fine form the following year at the 2011 IWAS World Games in Sharjah (UAE), where he won gold medals in both 200m and 400m running events with a timing of 51.65 sec and 23.24 sec, respectively.[3]

Sandeep began 2014 with a bang, winning gold medals in both 200m and 400m and even securing a bronze in Long Jump at the FAZAA International Athletics Competition in Dubai (UAE).[4] The same year Sandeep added to his ever increasing international medal tally when he won two silver medals in his native running events at the 2014 Asian Para Games.

medal ceremony of Asian Para Games 2014
during workout in Nehru stadium

Sandeep currently trains at the Nehru Stadium in New Delhi under Dronacharya Awardee coach Satyapal Singh. He idolises fellow Indian para-athlete Devendra Jhajharia, a Paralympic gold medalist, and considers him like an elder brother. Like his illustrious counterpart, Sandeep represents one of India's biggest medal hopes at this year's Asian Para Game. He is awarded with arjuna award 2016. Currently he is a National record holder in 200m and 400m since 2012.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Guangzhou 2010 Asian Para games". 25 December 2015. Retrieved 15 November 2018.
  2. ^ "India wins two golds on Day 2 in Para Asian Games". The Hindu. PTI. 20 October 2014. Retrieved 15 November 2018.
  3. ^ 2011 IWAS World Games Retrieved 15 November 2018.
  4. ^ Team Thomas FAZAA International Athletics Competition. Retrieved 15 November 2018.