Sundar Singh Gurjar

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Sundar Singh Gurjar
Personal information
NationalityIndian
Born (1996-01-01) 1 January 1996 (age 25)
Hindaun
Sport
Country India
SportAthletics
Event(s)Javelin /Discus throw /Shot put
Coached byMahavir Prasad Saini

Sundar Singh Gurjar (born 01 Jan 1996) is an Indian Paralympic javelin thrower, shot putter and discus thrower competing in F46 events.[1] He set a world record at the 16th Para Athletics National Championship in Panchkula holding three gold medals in three events.

Early life and background[edit]

Sundar Singh Gurjar was born in 1996 at Devlen Village of Hindaun City, District Karauli in Rajasthan. Till November 2015, Sundar was competing in General Category. But unfortunately he got injured at left hand palm while placing a tin shade at his friends' house and he had to get it cut later.

Career[edit]

Sundar Singh Gurjar came to fame in 2016 when he registered the 'A' qualification mark for the 2016 Rio Paralympics with a performance of 59.36m in 8th Fazza IPC Athletics Grand Prix, Dubai.[2] He created a national record with 68.42m during the 16th Para Athletics National Championship in Panchkula.[3] He was one of India's top medal prospects at the Paralympic Games.[4] Mahaveer Saini is personal coach of Sundar Singh Gurjar .[5][6] It was a sure-shot gold medal and the record would have lasted for years but It is tragic miss.[7][8] Still Sundar Singh Gurjar didn't lose hope and worked hard and By Gods grace 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.Then he won Gold medal in IPC World Championship 2017 recovering his miss. After that he won Silver medal in javelin throw and bronze medal in discus throw in Asian Para Games 2018.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SUNDAR SINGH Gurjar". Rio 2016. Retrieved 2016-09-09.
  2. ^ "PressReader.com - Connecting People Through News". www.pressreader.com. Retrieved 2016-09-09.
  3. ^ "सुंदर सिंह ने भाला फेंकने में छोडा सबको पीछे, बनाया वर्ल्ड रिकार्ड". Retrieved 2016-09-09.
  4. ^ "India gear up for 2016 Paralympics with largest-ever contingent". 2016-09-06. Retrieved 2016-09-09.
  5. ^ http://sports.ndtv.com/olympics-2016/news/262814-the-paralympic-medal-that-india-missed-after-sundar-singh-gurjar-failed-to-turn-up
  6. ^ http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/sundar-gurjar-rio-paralympics-devendra-jhajharia-javelin-throw/1/763938.html
  7. ^ http://www.thehindu.com/sport/other-sports/sundar-singh-gurjars-tragic-miss/article9107988.ece
  8. ^ https://www.pressreader.com/india/hindustan-times-delhi/20160915/282175060578588