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SUBBAIAH Tirumalai Kumar
Sport Para athletics, Para swimming
NPC India   
GenderMen
Age44
Height1.76 m
Weight 90 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F57
Further Personal Information
Residence
Vijayawada, IND
Occupation
Athlete, Clerk, Railway Worker
Languages
English, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil
Higher education
Bangalore University: India
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up athletics at age 12. He returned to the sport in 2006 after competing in para-swimming.
Why this sport?
He previously competed in para-swimming before switching sports. "My 15-year-long association with swimming helped me add more strength to my upper body thus helping me to improve fitness and stamina."
Club / Team
Tamil Nadu Paralympic Association: India
Name of coach
S Kumar, IND, from 2002
Senior International Debut
Year
1998
Competing for
India
Location
Thailand
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2009 IWAS World Games in Bangalore, India. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Most influential person in career
His father. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Injuries
He suffered an infection in his lungs prior to the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, and was left bedridden for several months. (thehindu.com, 10 Jun 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Sport is my life." (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Other sports
He has competed in para-swimming at international level. (thehindu.com, 10 Jun 2014)
Impairment
His impairment in both legs is the result of the effects of polio. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
15 2015 Discus Throw F57 27.92
Commonwealth Games (Overall) - Para swimming
Rank Year Event Result
Heats 2006 50m Multi Disability Freestyle 36.08
Heats 2006 100m Multi Disability Freestyle 1:22.49
Asian Para Games - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
5 2014 Discus Throw F56 30.74
17 2014 Shot Put F55/56 6.36
14 2018 Discus Throw F57 30.21