CHENNAI: Sport loves rags to riches stories. An athlete born into a low-income household fights through monetary and infrastructural obstacles to make it big is one often repeated. And the story of K Premkumar, the national record holder in long jump, is no different.
He started the Prime Sports Academy in 1999, and some of his current wards include national record holder, long jumper K Premkumar and SAG 110m hurdles gold medallist Gayathri Govindaraj. Both have come from poor families.
2 June 1993 |
Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu
|Sport||Track & Field|
|Club||St. Joseph's Sports Academy|
|Coached by||P. Nagarajan|
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||Long jump (outdoor): 8.09 (New Delhi 2013)
Long jump (indoor): 7.92 (China 2016)
Kumaravel Premkumar (born 2 June 1993) is an from . He is the in both the indoor and outdoor long jump. He won a bronze medal at the and a silver at the .
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