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KAUR Manpreet
Sport Para powerlifting
NPC India   
GenderWomen
Age35
Height1.65 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Further Personal Information
Family
Husband Manpreet Kumar
Residence
India
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Hindi, Punjabi
Higher education
Communications, Education - Ramgarhia College: India
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2012.
Why this sport?
One of her teachers at university introduced her to Para sport, and she began considering it as a career option. "I had no inkling about achieving success as in the initial days, I couldn't even lift the 20kg barbell rod. But not the one to feel depressed, after a few weeks of learning the techniques, developing strength and working hard, I started lifting weights. Within a few months of my training, I started competing in the 50kg weight category and took part my first national level tournament in 2013. I managed to clinch a bronze medal. It gave flight to my dreams."
Senior International Debut
Year
2015
Competing for
India
Tournament
Asian Championships
Location
Almaty, KAZ
General Interest
Hobbies
Listening to music. (Athlete, 10 Jul 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the 41kg category at the 2018 Asia-Oceania Championships in Kitakyushu, Japan. (Athlete, 10 Jul 2019)
Most influential person in career
Her parents. (Athlete, 10 Jul 2019)
Hero / Idol
Indian Para powerlifter and coach Rajinder Singh Rahelu. (Athlete, 10 Jul 2019)
Other sports
She competed in Para athletics [shot put] at the 2017 National Championships in Jaipur, India. (Facebook profile, 02 Apr 2017)
Impairment
Her impairment is a result of the effects of polio. She contracted the illness as a baby. (Athlete, 10 Jul 2019)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
13 2017 50kg 70.0
9 2019 41kg 76.0
10 2021 41kg 83.0
Commonwealth Games
Rank Year Event Result
4 2022 Bench Press Lightweight 89.6
Asian Para Games
Rank Year Event Result
4 2018 41kg 75