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VIRENDER
Sport Para athletics, Para powerlifting
NPC India   
GenderMen
Age38
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Leg length difference
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics throwing events in 2014.
Why this sport?
Haryana Sport Department coach Amarjeet Singh convinced him to try throwing events.
General Interest
Nicknames
Bindra (Facebook profile, 22 Dec 2016)
Other sports
He played kabaddi before his accident and won a national powerlifting title in 2006. (Hindustan Times, 30 Mar 2016; eenaduindia.com, 13 Oct 2015)
Impairment
He lost his right leg in an accident in 2004. (Hindustan Times, 30 Mar 2016)
Other information
SANCTION
In February 2011 the International Paralympic Committee [IPC] announced he had been suspended for an anti-doping rule violation. He returned an adverse analytical finding for methandienone metabolites and 19-norandrostenedione [both exogenous anabolic androgenic steroids] in a urine sample provided in an out-of-competition test at the 2010 Asian Para Games in Guangzhou, People's Republic of China. He accepted the violation and was suspended for three years from December 2010. (ipc-powerlifting.org, 09 Feb 2011; newsrt.co.uk, 9 Feb 2011)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
9 2016 Javelin Throw F57 35.73
8 2016 Shot Put F57 11.62
World Championships - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
4 2017 Shot Put F57 13.62
Asian Para Games - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
2 2018 Shot Put F56/57 14.23