Asian Para Games 2023: Who Is Gold Medalist Pranav Soorma?

India's Pranav Soorma bagged a gold medal at the Asian Para Games 2023 with a record 30.01m throw in the men's club throw F51 event.


India's Pranav Soorma

Indian Para athlete Pranav Soorma produced an Asian Para Games record by of 30.01m to clinch gold in men's club throw F51 event on Monday, October 23, 2023 in Hangzhou. India produced a 1-2-3 at the podium with grabbing a silver and Amit Saroha settling for a bronze medal. (More Sports News)

So, who is Asian Para Games gold medalist Pranav Soorma?
Pranav met with an accident at the age of 16 years that caused a severe spinal cord injury, leaving him paralysed. Pranav's 'do not quit' attitude made him take the best out of his life. He started meditating. Some friends at the hospital introduced Pranav to para sports.


He started training and it paid off as he played at State, National and International level. In 2019, he bagged silver medal in Beijing Grand Prix. The para thrower's achievements include a Gold in Serbia Open 2023. Pranav also grabbed a Gold and Silver at the Tunisia Grand Prix 2022.