Ankur Dhama
Country India
Date of Birth 1994-07-07
Age 23 years
Birth Place Khekera, UP
Major Teams India
Playing Details 1500m T11
Ankur Dhama, Men's 1500m T11, Athletics
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Achievements

1 silver (800m) and 2 bronze medals (1500m and 5000m) at the 2014 Para Asian Games in Incheon (Korea) Gold in 1500m and bronze medal in 800m at the 2014 Sharjah Open Championship in UAE
Silver in 800m and bronze medal in 1500m at the 2014 Fazza International Athletics Competition in Dubai (UAE) Represented India at the Thailand Football Championship in Bangkok. He was the first person ever to score a goal for India in an international football tournament for the blind.
Gold medal at 800m at the 2012 Malaysian Open Championship in Kuala Lumpur Gold medal at 1500m at the 2012 Malaysian Open Championship in Kuala Lumpur

 

Biography

 

Ankur was born in a small village in Uttar Pradesh, and started suffering from a gradual loss in vision when he was 4 years old. By the time he turned 5, Ankur's vision had completely failed. On the suggestion of his doctor, he moved to Delhi and attended JPM Senior Secondary School for the Blind at Lodhi Road. He first competed internationally while still in school.

 

After passing out of school with commendable grades, Ankur enrolled in the prestigious St. Stephen's College, while simultaneously pursuing his passion for sport.Currently pursuing History Honours there, the multi-faceted youngster continues to excel in both, turning in excellent grades while fulfilling the demands of a career in competitive sport.

 

He competes under coach Dr. Satyapal Singh, and stays close to his coach, who picks him up and drops him off after practice. Other than this, Ankur is largely independent. As per the rules for blind runners in athletics, he competes with his arm tied to that of a guide runner.