Early Life of Prasana Karmakar
Prasana Karmakar was born on December 8 in the year 1980. He is an Indian Para swimmer.
Career of Prasana Karmakar
In the year 2003, Prasana Karmakar became the first disabled swimmer to represent India and win a medal at the World Swimming Championships in Argentina. Since then he has won over a dozen medals at the World events.
Prasana Karmakar in 2009 IWAS World Games
Prasana Karmakar was the most decorated Indian swimmer at the 2009 IWAS World Games held in Bangalore winning 4 Gold, 2 Silver and 1 Bronze medal. At the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, he won a bronze medal which was Indias first ever medal in aquatics at the Commonwealth Games.
Prasana Karmakar in 2010 Asian Para Games
In the 2010 Asian Para Games in Guangzhou in China, Prasana Karmakar won a silver medal at 50m Freestyle and a bronze medals in the 200m Individual Medley. Prasanta also won a bronze in the 50m Backstroke in the S9 category at the 2010 International German Swimming Championships for Athletes with a Disability in Berlin, Germany.
Prasana Karmakar as an Asian Record Holder
Prasana Karmakar is the Asian record holder in 50meters Butterfly, 50meters Breaststroke and 50m Backstroke and also is the National Record holder in four events - 50m Freestyle, 100m Freestyle, 100m Backstroke and 200m Individual Medley. Having achieved success at the Commonwealth Games and Asian Games, he is now training hard to win medals for the nation at Paralympic Games, London, 2012.
Coach of Prasana Karmakar
Prasanta Karmakar is coached by Pradeep Kumar in Bengaluru. His total achievement is
Support to Prasana Karmakar
Prasana Karmakar is supported by GoSports Foundation, a sports non profit organisation that aims to promote sporting excellence in India.
Awards received by Prasana Karmakar
Prasanta Karmakar was honoured with the prestigious Arjuna Awards by the Government of India for 2010 in the disabled sports category. Prasanta Karmakar opted out of the Paralympics in London to make way for young Sharath Gayakwad.
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