Harvinder Singh Biography

Real NameHarvinder Singh Dhanju
Born1992
BirthplaceAjitnagar, Guhla, Kaithal, Haryana
Height5′ 9” or 175cm
Schoolunknown
UniversityPunjabi University, Patiala
QualificationMasters
Ph.D. (Pursuing)
Father NameParamjeet Singh
Mother NameHarbhajan Kaur
SiblingBrother
SpouseUnknown
OccupationPara Archer
Year Active2015 – Present
Emailunavailable

Harvinder Singh is an Indian Para Archer and Bronze medalist at the 2020 Toyko Paralympics. He is a gold medalist at the 2018 Asian Para Games, Indonesia, and the first Indian archer to win a medal in the Paralympics.

Personal Life

  • Harvinder grew up in a middle-class farming family in a small village Guhla Cheeka near Kaithal in Haryana, where he did his primary schooling.
  • After studying at a village school up to the high-class standard, he went to Kaithal city to pursue his further studies.
  • During his childhood, he suffered from dengue and the doctor administered him an injection, thereafter he has severe side effects and stopped his legs from working properly.

Career

  • Harvinder was inspired to pursue archery after he saw archery events at the 2012 London Olympics.
  • Soon, he started doing training sessions for archery, while pursuing his graduation at Punjabi University in Patiala.
  • After that, he practices archery for five years during which he participated and won medals at various state and national-level tournaments.
  • In 2017, he participated in the 2017 Beijing World Archery Para Championships, in which he was placed at the 7th position.
  • In 2018, Harvinder Singh won a gold in the Men’s Individual Recurve Open event at the 2018 Asian Para Games, becoming the first athlete from India to win a gold medal at the Paralympics.
  • Later, Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated him on his achievement by posting on Twitter.
  • In 2019, he participated in the World Archery Para Championships, held in the Netherlands, and later qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics.
  • At Tokyo Paralympics, Harvinder won a Bronze medal at the 2020 Toyko Paralympics and became India’s first-ever archery medal in the Paralympics.
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