Neeraj Kumar is a para volleyball national Player from India which was born 12 August 1989 in Delhi. He plays for the Delhi team and is also the vice-captain of the team. From an early age, Neeraj loved Volleyball and always wanted to be part of The Indian Volleyball team. With his strenuous hard work and constant training, he achieved his dream of playing for the Indian Para Volleyball team.
About Neeraj Kumar
|Profession||Para Volleyball Player|
|Date of Birth||12 August 1990|
|Age||32 years (As of 2022)|
|Home Town||Siwan, Bihar|
|Height||5 feet 6 inches|
Team Played for
- Delhi Eighth Senior Sitting para Volleyball National Championship on 26 Jul 2019 – July 28 2019 in Chennai, Tamilnadu.
- Delhi – 9th Senior Sitting Para Volleyball National Championship from the 26th of March 2021 to 28 Mar 2021 in Bhiwani, Haryana, India
- From 27th June until 5th July 2022 participated in The India camp of Para Volleyball
Neeraj Kumar Early Years
There are many ways to test a person’s resolve but how well we face the challenges is in itself a gift. Neeraj Kumar was born disabled with one leg. However, Neeraj didn’t see his disability as a hurdle to realizing his goals. His passion for sports led him to play for an all-national volleyball squad.
Neeraj’s passion for sports since his early childhood when he first started playing volleyball at the age of 12 years. The coach Pawan Khokhar had a key role in his life . He trained and guided him towards the right direction.
He was not aware of the Para game before and after being disabled by an ankle, he trained playing with fit players which always motivated him. Participating with athletes who were physically fit helped boost his confidence.
Later in his life, he came to know about Para Volleyball sport. His determination and self-belief led him to be selected for an entry into the Delhi Para Volleyball team. He played at the state and zonally level in his domestic career and also participated in regional tournaments , where he was named”Man of the Match award in a number of matches.
Hardships – Injury Days
On the 23rd of October, 2020, a misfortune incident happened that almost created an issue in his professional career. In a practice game for volleyball the player suffered a back injury. The injury was severe, he could even walk out of bed. Neeraj realized for the first time that his sports career was over. With the help of God Neeraj was able to recover after getting treatment at Sports Injury Centre in Safdarjung.
Neeraj Kumar Family
He was raised by his dad Awadhesh Singh as well as his mom Indu Devi played a crucial role in his life . They were the biggest supporter all the way through. He got wedded with Shweta Kumari Singh on the 20th November, 2017. In the year 2020 the couple welcomed an infant boy and named him Astitva Singh.