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KUMAR Parmjeet
Sport Para powerlifting
NPC India   
GenderMen
Age30
Place of BirthManipur, IND
Height1.83 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Hindi, Punjabi
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began Para powerlifting in 2009 in Manipur, India.
Why this sport?
He was inspired by Indian Para powerlifter Rajinder Singh Rahelu, who became his first coach. "He is an inspiration for many disabled, including the polio affected youths like me, who wanted to carve a career in sports. I started powerlifting in 2009, but the performance in my first nationals in 2013 gold in junior category and bronze in seniors encouraged me to pursue the sport seriously."
Club / Team
Punjab: India
Training Regime
He trains at the Sports Authority of India [SAI] centre in Gandhinagar, India.
Senior International Debut
Year
2015
Competing for
India
Tournament
Asian Championships
Location
Almaty, KAZ
General Interest
Hobbies
Watching movies. (Athlete, 10 Jul 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the 49kg category at the 2018 Asian Para Games in Indonesia. (Athlete, 10 Jul 2019)
Most influential person in career
His parents. (Athlete, 10 Jul 2019)
Milestones
He became the first Para powerlifter representing India to win a medal at the world championships when he claimed bronze in the 49kg category at the 2021 edition of the tournament in Tbilisi, Georgia. (scroll.in, 28 Nov 2021; SportsDeskOnline, 19 Apr 2022)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2024 Paralympic Games in Paris. (pixstory.com, 29 Nov 2021)
Impairment
His impairment is a result of the effects of polio. (Athlete, 10 Jul 2019)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
9 2019 49kg 146.0
3 2021 49kg 158.0
Commonwealth Games
Rank Year Event Result
  2022 Bench Press Lightweight  NoM
Asian Para Games
Rank Year Event Result
3 2018 49kg 127