SEJWAL Sandeep < Back  
Sport Swimming
CGA India   
Gender Men
Born 23 Jan 1989
Height1.83 m
Weight 78 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Family Wife Pooja Banerjee
Occupation Athlete, Railway Worker
Languages English, Hindi
Higher education Economics - St Stephen's College: New Delhi, IND
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He took up the sport in fifth grade at school.
Why this sport? "My mother took me to the pool when I was in class five. In the beginning, I never liked swimming and used to make excuses to skip practice. But as I improved and won medals, my interest in swimming developed."
Club / Team Indian Railways [IND] / Dolphin Aquatics [IND]:
Name of coach Nihar Ameen [club], IND
General Interest
Hobbies Watching movies, going on long drives. (Facebook page, 23 Jun 2018)
Injuries An ankle injury in February 2018 forced him to miss the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, QLD, Australia. (newindianexpress.com, 07 Mar 2018)
Awards and honours In 2012 he received the Arjuna award, the highest sporting honour in India. (dailyexcelsior.com, 20 Aug 2012)
Famous relatives His wife Pooja and sister Pallavi are swimmers and have competed at national level. (deccanchronicle.com, 13 Feb 2017; swimswam.com, 01 May 2018)
Ambitions To compete at the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia. (newindianexpress.com, 07 Mar 2018)
Other information OCCUPATION
He joined the Indian Railways under a sports quota programme that allows him to train and compete internationally. (Facebook profile, 27 May 2018; thehindu.com, 07 Oct 2017)