MEDAL WINNERS FROM INDIA

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Sundar Singh Gurjar

Sundar Singh Gurjar (born 01 Jan 1996) is an Indian Paralympic javelin thrower, shot putter and discus thrower competing in F46 events. 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 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 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. He created a national record with 68.42m during the 16th Para Athletics National Championship in Panchkula. He was one of India's top medal prospects at the Paralympic Games. Mahaveer Saini is personal coach of Sundar Singh Gurjar . It was a sure-shot gold medal and the record would have lasted for years but It is tragic miss. 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. In what was surely a lost opportunity for India to win another medal in the Javelin F46 class at the Rio Paralympics, Sundar Gurjar failed to compete in the final after he missed the roll call. Sundar was considered a bright medal prospect for India in the event in which Devendra Jhajharia clinched Gold with a world record throw. Gurjar was at the venue of the competition with his personal coach Mahavir when the announcement was made for the participating athletes in the F46 class. While Jhajharia and Rinku, the other participants from India, were on one side of the stadium with their respective coaches, Gurjar was at the other end of the stadium. (Also read: Rio Paralympics: Devendra Jhajharia breaks own world record, wins Gold in javelin throw) Jhajharia and Rinku's coaches were there with them and alerted them when the roll calls were made.

 

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