|Yogesh Kathuniya Quick Info
|5 ft 9 in
|Date of Birth
|March 3, 1997
Yogesh Kathuniya is an Indian Paralympian and discus thrower who is known for winning a silver medal in the men’s discus throw F56 event at the 2020 Summer Paralympics.
Bahadurgarh, Jhajjar, Haryana, India
Yogesh studied at the Indian Army Public School in Chandigarh.
He had been pursuing a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Delhi’s Kirori Mal College in the past.
Paralympian, Discus Thrower
- Father – Gyanchand Kathuniya (Army Officer)
- Mother – Meena Devi (Physiotherapist)
- Siblings – He has 3 older siblings and 2 older sisters.
5 ft 9 in or 175 cm
75 kg or 165.5 lbs
Race / Ethnicity
- Raised eyebrows
- He sports a brushed-up hairstyle.
Yogesh Kathuniya Facts
- He was raised in Delhi.
- Yogesh was diagnosed with a rare neurological disorder, Guillain-Barre syndrome, consequent quadriparesis at the age of 9, due to which, he was confined to a wheelchair in 2006.
- After he lost the use of his legs, his mother decided to pursue a career in physiotherapy and helped him walk again.
- Yogesh was studying at Kirori Mal College when he joined the paralympic games. It was general secretary Sachin Yadav of the students union who motivated him to pursue a career as a para-athlete.
- One of the earliest posts that Yogesh uploaded to his Instagram account was on May 23, 2016. It was a picture of him that was taken at Rock Garden.
- Yogesh won a silver medal at the men’s discus throw F56 event at the 2020 Summer Paralympics.
Featured Image By Yogesh Kathuniya / Instagram