Sundar Singh Gurjar, born on January 1, of the year 1996, in Karauli, Rajasthan, is a true Paralympic sensation. He’s a versatile athlete, excelling in javelin throw, shot put, and discus throw in the F46 category. His crowning achievement came at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics, where he proudly clinched the bronze medal in the men’s javelin F46 event.
But that’s not all—Sundar Singh Gurjar is a world record holder, setting an incredible record at the 16th Para Athletics National Championship in Panchkula. With three gold medals in three different events, he’s a true force to be reckoned with.
And to top it off, Sundar Singh Gurjar is an Arjuna Award recipient, further solidifying his status as a para-athletics legend.
Sundar Singh Gurjar’s journey in the Paralympics has been nothing short of extraordinary. In 2016, he etched his name in the annals of Indian sports by achieving the ‘A’ qualification mark for the 2016 Rio Paralympics. His remarkable performance of 59.36 meters at the 8th Fazza IPC Athletics Grand Prix in Dubai marked the beginning of his ascent to greatness.
During the 16th Para Athletics National Championship in Panchkula, he created waves by setting a national record with a stunning throw of 68.42 meters, solidifying his status as a top-tier javelin thrower.
Sundar Singh Gurjar’s excellence didn’t stop at the javelin throw; he showcased his versatility by securing three gold medals in three different events—Javelin Throw, Shot Put, and Discus Throw—in the 9th FAZZA IPC Athletics Grand Prix, a testament to his exceptional skills.
In the Asian Para Games 2018, he added more accolades to his name, clinching a silver medal in javelin throw and a bronze medal in discus throw, underlining his prowess on the international stage.
The year 2019 marked a milestone in his career when he clinched gold at the 9th World Para Athletics Championships. Not only did he defend his 2017 title, but he also became just the second Indian to secure two World Championships medals, following in the footsteps of the legendary Devendra Jhajharia.
Fast forward to August 30, of the year 2021, Sundar Singh Gurjar continued his winning streak by securing a well-deserved bronze medal in the men’s javelin throw F46 event at the 2020 Summer Paralympics. Sharing the podium with fellow Indian Devendra Jhajharia, who won the silver, he once again demonstrated his unyielding spirit and dedication to para-athletics, inspiring us all with his remarkable journey.
Full Name: Sundar Singh Gurjar
Date of Birth: 1 January 1996
Age: 27 Years
Place of Birth: Karauli, Rajasthan
Event(s): Javelin /Discus throw /Shot put
Coached by: Mahavir Prasad Saini