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SHARMA Naresh Kumar
Sport Shooting Para sport
NPC India   
GenderMen
Age46
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Family
Daughter Parul
Languages
English, Hindi
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began shooting in 1994.
Why this sport?
He took up the sport to prove a point to himself and others who thought he and other athletes with an impairment were not physically able to pursue a career in sports.
Training Regime
He trains eight hours a day.
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Finishing fifth at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (thenationspride.com, 21 Sep 2017)
Most influential person in career
His mother. (thenationspride.com, 21 Sep 2017)
Hero / Idol
Swiss tennis player Roger Federer. (thenationspride.com, 21 Sep 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"If you are not loyal and honest, to your chosen activity, you can't achieve anything." (thenationspride.com, 21 Sep 2017)
Awards and honours
He received the 1997 Arjuna Award from the Indian Government. (tribuneindia.com, 05 Mar 2010)
Impairment
His impairment is a result of the effects of polio, which he developed as a child due to a vaccination error at a local hospital. (tribuneindia.com, 05 Mar 2010)
Other information
PISTOL TO RIFLE
He initially began with pistol shooting, but switched to rifle shooting soon after to prove he could excel in another discipline. "When I was shooting with pistol, my detractors pointed out that I had an advantage because I used a stool for seating purpose and was thus able to score more points. To prove them wrong, I took up rifle shooting. In this event the rules and body position is similar to those in the Olympics." (tribuneindia.com, 05 Mar 2010)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
26 2008 Free Rifle 3x40 SH1 1088
5 2008 Free Rifle Prone SH1 688.2
24 2012 MR1 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 571
36 2012 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1 575
19 2012 R7 - 50m Rifle 3 positions SH1 1109
Qualification 2016 R1 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 583.0
Qualification 2016 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 606.5
Qualification 2016 R7 - 50m Rifle 3 positions SH1 1094
Qualification 2016 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1 591.0
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
9 2010 R1 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1  
50 2010 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1  
15 2010 R7 - 50m Rifle 3 positions SH1  
46 2010 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1  
35 2014 R1 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 594.5
75 2014 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 617.7
46 2014 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1 588.8
27 2014 R7 - 50m Rifle 3 positions SH1 1106
World Cup (Osijek)
Rank Year Event Result
24 2015 R1 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 597.1
14 2015 R7 - 50m Rifle 3 positions SH1 1116
50 2015 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 618
42 2015 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1 599.3
15 2015 R1 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 600.2
43 2015 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 613.1
13 2015 R7 - 50m Rifle 3 positions SH1 1110
32 2015 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1 592.4
20 2015 R1 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 596.4
45 2015 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 605.5
14 2015 R7 - 50m Rifle 3 positions SH1 1110
  2015 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1  DNS
20 2017 R1 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 584.8
12 2017 R7 - 50m Rifle 3 positions SH1 1109
25 2017 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1 582.6
Asian Para Games
Rank Year Event Result
11 2014 R1 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 602.3
18 2014 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 606.7
17 2014 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1 592.3
13 2014 R7 - 50m Rifle 3 positions SH1 1108
International Shooting Competition of Hannover
Rank Year Event Result
26 2017 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1 599.8
9 2017 R7 - 50m Rifle 3 positions SH1 1120
39 2017 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 613.3
23 2017 R1 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 585.0