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Vinod Kumar (Paralympics Athlete) Biography, Wiki, Age, Career, Breaks Asian Record | Who Is Vinod Kumar? Bio, Wiki

Who is Vinod Kumar?

Vinod Kumar, born 20 July 1980, is an Indian athlete who specializes in the discus throw. He won a bronze medal at the 2020 Summer Paralympics in the men’s discus throw. He joined the Border Security Force where he got his legs injured during the training when he fell off a cliff in Leh. His father fought in the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971.

Vinod Kumar Paralympics Tokyo 2020 | Vinod Kumar discus throw bronze

India’s Vinod Kumar wrote his name in history books on Sunday as he clinched the bronze in the men’s discus throw to add the third medal to the country’s tally on Day 5 of the Tokyo Paralympics.

Vinod broke Asian Record with the best throw of 19.91m to finish third behind Poland’s Piotr Kosewiczwin and win the bronze medal in the discus throw. With three medals, India is one short of equalling their best-ever tally at a Paralympics. India had bagged four medals at the 2016 Rio Games.

This is India’s third medal at the Tokyo Paralympics, all three of which were won on Sunday, which is also the National Sports Day. Earlier, India’s table tennis star Bhavina Patel opened the country’s account at the Paralympics and secured a silver medal in women’s table tennis finals. Following her, high jumper Nishad Kumar also won a silver in the final event of his respective category.

Vinod Kumar Biography, Wiki

Vinod comes from a family of Army men. His father was a part of the 1971 war and Vinod, too, decided to join the BSF after finishing his education. However, during his training period in 2002, he fell off a cliff in Leh, leading to severe injuries to his legs. He was then bed-ridden for almost 10 years, during which he lost both his parents.

It was during 2016, according to information provided by the Sports Authority of India (SAI), Vinod first got to know about Para sports during the 2016 Rio Paralympics. He paid a visit to the SAI center in Rohtak, started training with the local coaches and that’s how his journey began.

In 2019, Vinod competed in his first international event at the Handisport Open Para Athletics Grand Prix in Paris. It was at this event that Vinod was classified in the F52 category. He finished 4th in the competition.

The F52 classification is for athletes with impaired muscle power, restricted range of movement, limb deficiency, or leg length difference, with athletes competing in a seated position.

It also applies to cervical cord injury, spinal cord injury, amputation, and functional disorder.

Vinod’s other major achievements include attaining a career-best world ranking of six and winning bronze at the Fazza Para Athletics Grand Prix in 2021.

This is India’s third medal at the mega event after high jumper Nishad Kumar won silver in the T47 event on Sunday. He set an Asian record too.

Earlier, star paddler Bhavinaben Patel won a silver in women’s singles table tennis class 4.

Vinod Kumar Personal Life Details

Real NameVinod Kumar
Nick NameVinod
Date Of Birth1997
BirthplaceIndia
HometownIndia
NationalityIndian
Educational QualificationGraduate
SchoolingNot Known
College / UniversityNot Known
ReligionHinduism
CasteNot Known
Zodiac signNot Known
ProfessionAthlete (Discus Thrower)

Vinod Kumar Physical Stats and More

Age24 Years (As in 2021)
Height5.9 Feet
Weight64 Kg
Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorBlack
Skin ColorFair
TattoNo

Vinod Kumar Favourite Things

ColorRed, Blue & Black
FoodPizza & Ice Cream
ActorSalman Khan
ActressPriyanka Chopra
PlayersNot Known
Holiday Destination PlaceDubai
HobbiesReading Books

Vinod Kumar Net Worth and Salary

Car & Bike CollectionSuzuki Ciaz
Salary50-75K
Net-Worth40 Lakh
Income SourceJob & Prizes Amount

Who is Vinod Kumar?

Vinod Kumar, born 20 July 1980, is an Indian athlete who specializes in the discus throw. He won a bronze medal at the 2020 Summer Paralympics in the men’s discus throw. He joined the Border Security Force where he got his legs injured during the training when he fell off a cliff in Leh. His father fought in the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971.

What is Vinod Kumar’s net worth?

Vinod Kumar has an approximate net worth of INR 40 Lakhs.

Is Vinod Kumar graduated?

Yes, Vinod Kumar is graduated.

 

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