Picture Credit: Twitter

Picture Credit: Twitter

The Indian para-athlete, Mark Dharmai, who hails from a small village in Mumbai has been under the scanners for his recent achievement. Mark is known to have an inspiring journey, came into limelight after his participation in the 2004 Paralympic Games.


The Bandra resident who began his inspiring journey at the 2004 Paralympics, secured a bronze in the 400m race, marking his inception as an athlete. He further went onto achieve numerous milestones, with the latest being a gold medal finish at the World Dwarf Games. Notably, with this gold medal win, Dharmai became the first Indian para-athlete to win gold at the World Dwarf Games, held in Germany.


Post his win, he is back in the news after being handed a life-time membership at the Bandra Gymkhana.


H ere is everything you need to know about Mark Dharmai

Name: Mark Dharmai
Hails from: Mumbai

Record and Achievements:

World Dwarf Games 2023

Men’s Doubles (Boccia) - Gold
Discus throw doubles - Silver
Men’s Doubles (Badminton) - Silver
Men’s singles (Badminton) - Bronze


November 2016: Asia Para-Badminton Championships (China)
Men’s Singles - Bronze
Men’s Doubles - Gold
Mixed Doubles - Silver


June 2016: Open International Para-Badminton Tournament (Northern Ireland)

Men’s Double - Bronze


September 2015: BWF Para-Badminton World Championship (England)
Men’s Singles - Bronze
Mixed Doubles - Bronze


March 2015: Spanish Para-Badminton International Open (Spain)
Men’s Singles - Semifinalist


December 2014: 14 th  Senior Para Badminton Nationals (Mumbai)
Men’s Singles - Gold
Men’s Doubles - Gold


August 2013 - BWF Para Badminton World Championships (Germany)
Men’s Doubles - Bronze


2012 London Paralympics
4x400m relay - Silver


2010 Commonwealth Games
200m - Gold


2004 Paralympic Games
400m - Bronze