SINGH RAHELU Rajinder < Back  
Sport Para Powerlifting
CGA India   
Gender Men
Born 22 Jul 1973 in Jalandhar, IND
Height1.52 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment Impaired muscle power
Origin of Impairment Acquired
Further Personal Information
Family Wife Jaswinder Kaur, two daughters
Residence Gandhinagar, IND
Occupation Coach
Languages English, Hindi, Punjabi
Higher education Computing - Guru Nanak Dev University [GNDU]: Amritsar, IND
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He began powerlifting in 1995 in Mehsampur, India.
Why this sport? "I was inspired by my friend Surinder Singh Rana and I decided to do something different in life."
Club / Team PHS Youth and Sports Club Mehsampur: India
Name of coach Vijay Munishwar [national]
International Debut
Year 2002
Competing for India
Tournament Asian Championships
Location New Delhi, IND
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement Winning a bronze medal at the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens, and claiming a silver medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. (Athlete, 05 Dec 2017)
Most influential person in career His parents. (Athlete, 05 Dec 2017)
Hero / Idol Indian Para javelin thrower Devendra Jhajharia. (Athlete, 05 Dec 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Compete with yourself every day and be positive." (Athlete, 05 Dec 2017)
Awards and honours In 2006 he received the Arjuna Award from the president of India. (ibnlive.in.com, 26 Aug 2006)

He was named the 2003 Strongman of India. (melbourne2006.com.au, 03 Apr 2006)
Impairment He has impaired muscle power in his legs as a result of the effects of polio. He contracted the illness at age eight months. (Athlete, 05 Dec 2017; zeenews.india.com, 25 Aug 2015; ketto.org, 2015)
Other information OCCUPATION
In August 2015 he began working as a weightlifting coach for the Sports Authority of India [SAI] at the National Institute of Sports in Patiala, India. (dailypioneer.com, 24 Mar 2019; Facebook profile, 06 Jun 2017; zeenews.india.com, 25 Aug 2015)