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Name KARHANA Om Prakash Singh
NOC IND - India India Date of Birth 11 JAN 1987
Residence Gender Male
Height 206 cm Weight 138 kg
Discipline Athletics

Athletics

Result
Date Time Event Phase Results
Rank Time Record
02 OCT 2014 20:30 Men's Shot Put Final Final 9 16.94

Competition Highlights

RankEventYearLocationResult
Asian Games
4Shot Put2010Guangzhou, CHN19.17
Olympic Games
18Shot Put2012London, GBR19.86
World Championships
22Shot Put2011Daegu, KOR19.29
Diamond League
8Shot Put2013Doha, QAT18.43
Asian Championships
1Shot Put2009Guangzhou, CHN19.87
3Shot Put2013Pune, IND19.45
3Shot Put2011Kobe, JPN19.47
Commonwealth Games
6Shot Put2014Glasgow, GBR18.73

Detailed Information

Biography
Nickname OP (yahoo.com, 26 Feb 2014; Facebook profile, 21 Feb 2014)
Hobbies He has a keen interest in reading about history. (indianexpress.com, 01 Sep 2010)
Occupation Athlete, Office Worker
Higher education Business Administration - Malwa College, Bhatinda, IND
Languages Spoken English, Hindi
Club ONGC [Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited], New Delhi, IND
Coach Bahadur Singh [national] (IND) (in.com, 10 Sep 2014)
Plays Right (yahoo.com, 26 Feb 2014; sportskeeda.com, 26 Feb 2014)
Other Sports He played national schoolboy basketball before making the switch to shot put. (indiatimes.com, 02 Aug 2010; yahoo.com, 26 Feb 2014; sportskeeda.com, 26 Feb 2014)
International debut 2009 for India, Asian Championships (China) (thehindu.com, 12 Nov 2009)
Injuries He required a late fitness test on a twisted ankle before he was cleared to compete at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, Korea. (cricketcountry.com, 26 Sep 2014)<BR/><BR/>He suffered a shoulder injury after the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (sports.ndtv.com, 03 Jul 2013)
Additional Information Start of sporting career
He first tried the shot put in 2004 at the Salwan Throws Academy in Delhi, India. (indiatimes.com, 02 Aug 2010; yahoo.com, 26 Feb 2014; sportskeeda.com, 26 Feb 2014; indiatimes.com, 13 Aug 2012)

Reason for taking up this sport
In 2004 he was approached by Athletics Federation of India secretary Lalit Bhanot at a national schoolboy basketball tournament to consider athletics. "He asked me if I had ever competed in shot put. I lied and said that I had thrown the shot over 20 metres. I had no clue who he was or that the national record was 20.48m. He must have known instantly that I was bluffing." (indianexpress.com, 01 Sep 2010; indiatimes.com, 02 Aug 2010; yahoo.com, 26 Feb 2014; sportskeeda.com, 26 Feb 2014)

Training
He trains six hours a day, six days a week. (yahoo.com, 26 Feb 2014; sportskeeda.com, 26 Feb 2014; indiatimes.com, 03 Aug 2012)

Most influential person in career
His mother. (olympicgoldquest.in, 11 Jan 2010)

Sporting philosophy / motto
"Behind every successful man there is a woman." (olympicgoldquest.in, 11 Jan 2010)

General
DESTINY
He made the switch from basketball to shot put as a school boy, but never expected to be competing for India in the sport. "I don't believe that much in God, but I believe in destiny. Shot put was never in my scheme of things. First I was interested in studies, then it was to play basketball. I had no clue where to learn the sport even if I wanted to. Somehow, everything fell in place." (indianexpress.com, 01 Sep 2010)

OCCUPATION
He works for the Indian Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd. [ONGC] and depends on funds from the not-for-profit Olympic Gold Quest organisation to compete at international tournaments. (yahoo.com, 26 Feb 2014; sportskeeda.com, 26 Feb 2014)

Social Media
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