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India's Rio Paralympians - Naresh Sharma

September 9, 2016

A veteran shooter Naresh Kumar Sharma was the first para athlete from India to get a slot for the 2016 Rio Paralympics.

42-year-old Sharma, who is an Arjuna Award winner did this by coming 12th in the men's 50m rifle at a world championship in the U.S.

This is the fifth time Sharma will participate in the Paralympics. He has represented India from 1996 to 2012 and his best performance was in 2008 in China where he came fifth.

Sharma who is a wheelchair user trained under German coach Manfred Goras.

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