Pooja Khanna

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Pooja Khanna
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Personal information
Birth namePooja Khanna
NationalityIndian
Born (1990-11-19) 19 November 1990 (age 29)
Rohtak,Harayana,India
Sport
CountryIndia
SportArchery,
DisabilityPoliomyelitis (Right Leg)
Achievements and titles
Paralympic finalsRepresented (2016)
Highest world ranking41 (2018)[1]

Pooja Khanna is India's first Paralympic archery player. She has qualified a spot in the recurve women’s open competition at the final world qualifier in the Czech Republic in 2016.[2]

Early life & education

She was suffered from polio as a child, wanted to become an athlete but after talking other athletes she turned into archery.[3] She was born to a Khatik (dalit) family and during her training faced discrimination and untouchability.[3]

External links

Pooja Khanna on WorldArchery

References

  1. "Pooja". World Archery. Retrieved 27 June 2018.
  2. Wells, Chris (9 September 2016). "Meet Pooja: India's 1st Paralympic archer". World Archery. Retrieved 21 July 2019.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Discrimination, Disability, and Dreams: Pooja Khanna Overcame All Odds To Win". The Logical Indian. 18 December 2016. Retrieved 21 July 2019.