Who is para-athlete Deepthi Jeevanji, biography, age, parents, hometown birth place and disability

Who is para-athlete Deepthi Jeevanji, biography, age, parents, hometown birth place and disability

Here is all you need to know about Deepthi Jeevanji, the Indian para-athlete along with her age, career, biography and more 

At the World Para Athletics Championships 2024, Deepthi Jeevanji won the women’s T20 400 m competition on Monday, earning India its first-ever gold medal and establishing a new world record in 55.07 seconds.

On Sunday, she won her heat race at a pace that set an Asian record of 56.18 seconds, securing her spot in the final.  

Who is para-athlete Deepthi Jeevanji, biography, age, parents, record, hometown birth place and disability

 

She had already qualified for the finals of the Paris 2024 Paralympics after earning a quota, setting a new Asian record with a time of 56.18 seconds. The Indian beat the previous world mark of 55.12 seconds set by American Breanna Clark at the Paris championships last year.  

Who is Deepthi Jeevanji? 

Deepthi Jeevanji is an Indian para-athlete who was born on 27 September 2003 and hails from Telangana. She is a competitor in the 400-meter T20 women’s run. She is the daughter of daily wage labourers in Kalleda (Warangal). 

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Despite challenges, when she fell from the top of the building in her early career, Jeevanji Deepthi’s first-ever State-level competition in Khammam in 2019 caught the attention of SAI’s sports coach, N. Ramesh. 

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He had his full faith that the young girl could be trained to give her all even in the face of adversity because of her special qualities. She started her training at Gachibowli Stadium and Gaudium International School. 

In 2023, Jeevanji clinched the gold medal in the women’s 400m-T20 event at the Asian Para Games with a fantastic performance. She ended on the top podium, ahead of Orawan Kaising of Thailand, who ran a personal best time of 59.00 seconds but had to settle for silver.  

She was selected for the Indian team that represented her country in the 2022 Asian Para Games in Hangzhou. She bagged the gold medal on October 24, 2022, and she broke records for the Games and the Asian Para Games. She defeated Orawan Kaising of Thailand with a timing of 56.69 seconds to grab the gold.  

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2022 was a great year for Deepthi, as she won two gold in the 100 and 200-meter (Category F) events in the Telangana state championships in May. These wins followed her two golds in the 100 and 200-meter events at the All-India Inter-University Championships in Bhubaneshwar.  

In June, she placed second in the 100m (Category F) in the Indian U20 Federation Cup held at the Chhotu Bhai Purani Sports Complex in Nadiad.

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