Manoj Sarkar

Para Badminton Player, popularly known as the ‘The Racket Man’


Manoj Sarkar was one of the leading lights of India's contingent at the Tokyo Paralympics, an exuberant achiever and a para-badminton player who has won 50 international medals and is the only Arjun Awardee and Paralympic Bronze medalist from Uttarakhand. 


He scripted history at the world’s most celebrated sports podium by winning the bronze medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. He became the reason for the country’s glory at the Tokyo Paralympics. 

He suffers from a PPRP Lower Limb condition, his condition arose out of wrongful medical treatment at the age of one. But his disability has never held him back from achieving big things in life. 

He has won numerous accolades in the international circuit including a Men's Singles Silver at the Thailand Para-Badminton International 2017, a Gold at the Uganda Para-Badminton International 2017 and a silver at the Irish Para-Badminton International 2016. 

In 2018, He won a gold medal at the Turkish Para-badminton International Championship. 

Awards and Accomplishments

Awards and Accomplishments

He was conferred with the ‘Arjuna Award’ in 2016. 

He has also been the ‘Para Badminton World Champion’ three times.

Why Manoj Sarkar ?

Manoj’s journey as a para-athlete is the story of empowerment, from initial hurdles, challenges, to being underestimated to playing at the world’s biggest sports podium. He has had some incredible successes in his sport in the last few years and is an inspiration for many young sports persons. 

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