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ADHIKARI Vikram Singh Kuwar Singh
Sport Para powerlifting
NPC India   
GenderMen
Age42
Place of BirthBombay, IND
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Hindi
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began powerlifting in 1997. "Nothing can stop me from achieving what I want, not even my polio-affected limb."
Why this sport?
He grew up not playing any sport, until his parents and siblings encouraged him to join a gym. At the gym, he met the trainer Suresh Dubal, who encouraged him to participate in Para powerlifting. I grew up not playing any games. My right leg was affected by polio when I was two. I dreaded the sports field as there would be all kinds of comments, which would depress me for days. With encouragement from my parents and three siblings, I joined the gym and went in for the selection trial for the Pacific Games in 1999, where I won the gold, which boosted my morale.
General Interest
Awards and honours
He has been named Best Sportsman of Navi Mumbai, India. (dnasyndication.com, 13 Jun 2014)

He has received the Maharashtra Shiv Chhatrapati Award. (dnasyndication.com, 13 Jun 2014)
Impairment
His impairment is a result of the effects of polio contracted at age two. (thehindu.com, 29 Oct 2000)
Other information
SANCTIONS
In 2012 he was suspended for two years by India's National Anti-Doping Agency after testing revealed elevated levels of testosterone. The ban was made effective for two years from April 2011. He was suspended for a second time in January 2019 after an adverse analytical finding for clomiphene in a urine sample provided in February 2017, after his participation at the 2017 World Cup event in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. He was suspended for four years, starting from April 2017. (nada.nic.in, 25 Jul 2014; paralympic.org, 14 Jan 2019)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
14 2000 56kg 130.0
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
9 2002 56kg 132.5
  2010 60kg  NoM