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Amit Kumar Saroha Arjuna Award Awarded In 2013

Amit Kumar Saroha

Amit Kumar Saroha

Award Name : Arjuna Award

Year of Award : 2013

Award for : Sports and Games

Location : Umra, Haryana, India


Amit Kumar Saroha is a Paralympian, Asian Para Games medalist and an Arjuna Awardee, competing in the F51 category in Discus throw and Club throw. He is one of India's top Para athletes and the first quadriplegic to represent India at a Paralympic Games. He currently trains at the Sports Authority of India in Sonipat and is being supported by the GoSports Foundation ahead of his quest to win a medal for India at the 2016 Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She was born on 12 January 1985 in Haryana. Amit suffered a car accident when he was 22, causing him to become a quadriplegic due to compression of the spinal cord.

In 2010 Amit took part in his first Asian Para Games in Guangzhou, China, where he won a silver medal in Discus throw, one of only 14 other medals won by Indians. Two years later, Amit won a Gold medal in the Olympic qualifier event in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, breaking the Asian record along the way. This helped Amit rise to third in the world rankings, and also earned him his first Paralympic games qualification (London 2012). The following year, Amit was conferred the Arjuna Award by the President of India, in recognition of his outstanding sporting achievements.