Sundar Singh Gurjar

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Sundar Singh Gurjar
Personal information
NationalityIndian
Born (1996-01-01) 1 January 1996 (age 26)
Karauli, Rajasthan
Sport
Country India
SportAthletics
Event(s)Javelin /Discus throw /Shot put
Coached byMahavir Prasad Saini
Medal record
Track and field (athletics)
Representing  India
Paralympic
Bronze medal – third place Tokyo 2020 Javelin Throw F46
FAZAA IPC Athletics Grand Prix
Gold medal – first place Dubai 2016 Javelin F46
Gold medal – first place Dubai 2017 Javelin F46
Gold medal – first place Dubai 2017 Discus throw T44-46
Gold medal – first place Dubai 2017 Shot Put T44-46
IPC World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2017 London Javelin throw - F46
Asian Para Games
Silver medal – second place Indonesia 2018 Javelin throw-F46
Bronze medal – third place Indonesia 2018 Discus throw-F46

Sundar Singh Gurjar (born 1 January 1996 in Karauli, Rajasthan) is an Indian Paralympic javelin thrower, shot putter and discus thrower competing in F46 events.[1] He won bronze medal at Tokyo 2020 Paralympics in men's javelin F46 event.[2][3][4] He set a world record at the 16th Para Athletics National Championship in Panchkula holding three gold medals in three events. He is also recipient of Arjuna Award for Para-athletics.

Sport career[edit]

In 2016 Sundar Singh Gurjar registered the 'A' qualification mark for the 2016 Rio Paralympics with a performance of 59.36m in 8th Fazza IPC Athletics Grand Prix, Dubai.[5] He created a national record with 68.42m during the 16th Para Athletics National Championship in Panchkula.[6] In 9th FAZZA IPC Athletics Grand Prix, Sundar Singh Gurjar won 3 Gold Medals in 3 Events -Javelin Throw, Shot Put and Discus Throw under the coaching of Mahaveer Prasad Saini. He won silver medal in javelin throw and bronze medal in discus throw in Asian Para Games 2018. In 2019, he won a gold medal at the 9th World Para Athletics Championships and in doing so, he not only defended his 2017 World Para Athletics Championships title but also became the only second Indian to have clinched two World Championships medals after Devendra Jhajharia.[7]

On 30 August 2021, Sundar Singh won bronze medal in the men's javelin throw F46 event at 2020 Summer Paralympics[8] along with Devendra Jhajharia (silver medal at the same event).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SUNDAR SINGH Gurjar". Rio 2016. Archived from the original on 2016-09-22. Retrieved 2016-09-09.
  2. ^ "Tokyo Paralympics: Devendra Jhajharia Wins Silver, Bronze For Sundar Singh Gurjar In Men's Javelin (F46)". Retrieved 2021-08-30.
  3. ^ "Tokyo Paralympics: Devendra Jhajharia Wins Javelin Silver, Bronze For Sundar Singh Gurjar | Athletics News". NDTVSports.com. Retrieved 2021-08-30.
  4. ^ "Tokyo Paralympics: Devendra Jhajharia wins silver, Sundar Singh Gurjar wins bronze in men's javelin throw event". Hindustan Times. 2021-08-30. Retrieved 2021-08-30.
  5. ^ "PressReader.com - Connecting People Through News". www.pressreader.com. Retrieved 2016-09-09.
  6. ^ "सुंदर सिंह ने भाला फेंकने में छोडा सबको पीछे, बनाया वर्ल्ड रिकार्ड". Rajasthan Patrika. Retrieved 2016-09-09.
  7. ^ "2019 World Para Athletics Championships: Sundar Singh Gurjar wins gold; India seal 3 quotas at 2020 Tokyo Paralympics". The Bridge. 2019-11-10. Retrieved 2021-10-01.
  8. ^ "Tokyo Paralympics Live Updates: Sundar Singh Gurjar secure bronze medal at Paralympics 2020". SportsTiger. Retrieved 30 August 2021.