Chirag Baretha

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Chirag Baretha
Personal information
Country India
Born (1997-03-10) 10 March 1997 (age 25)
Kashipur, Uttarakhand, India
ResidenceKashipur, Uttarakhand
Height178 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight66 kg (146 lb)
Years active2017–present
HandednessLeft
CoachGaurav Khanna (Badminton)
Men Single's SU5 & Men Double's SU5
Highest ranking8
Current ranking10

Chirag Baretha is an International Para Badminton player from Kashipur,Uttarakhand,India. Chirag is currently ranked at No.2 in National Ranking and Number 10 in International ranking latest as on May 2021. Chirag started his International career in 2017, with World Championship in South Korea in 2017, where he finished being a Quarter Finalist. Later on he achieved Bronze medal in Asian Youth Para Games in December 2017 held in Dubai, UAE. Further he achieved Bronze medal in Asian Para Games 2018 held in Jakarta, Indonesia. In addition to it, Chirag also achieved Double Delight of Gold in Mens Singles and Silver in Mens Doubles at Uganda Para Badminton International in 2019. Also a Silver medal at Denmark Para Badminton International in 2019.

Life Before Badminton[edit]

Chirag was born and brought up in Kashipur small city in U.S Nagar, Uttarakhand.He completed his schooling from Templeton College now (G.D Goenka) and was a school topper in Intermediate class. And Graduated from Kumaun University with First Class Scoring. He was a UPSC Aspirant during 2017 but with the selection in Indian Team for World Championship he opted Badminton as his Professional Career. Afterwards, Chirag took training under Gaurav Khanna since 2018, Gaurav Khanna is also a National Coach for Indian Para Badminton Team. Chirag's earlier coaches were Nirmala Pant Shreyas G.S Ankit Rawat. Chirag was introduced into Para Badminton by Arjuna Awardee Manoj Sarkar.

Beginning of Para-Badminton[edit]

Chirag was born and brought up in a sporty environment of campus of Surya Roshni Limited, Kashipur. In the early age he was All Rounder and used to play Cricket, Badminton, Table Tennis, Volleyball etc irrespective of his Disability. Initial start of Badminton took place from his birth place only i.e Surya Roshni Limited. Chirag started to play Para Badminton in 2013, due to academic pressure he couldn't continue, and came back in 2017. Chirag defeated for the first time, National Champion of last 5 years at National Championship in Varanasi in 2018. Chirag played his first International Debut match in November 2017. And since then, he has played more than 15 International Tournaments and secured a total of 6 International medals including 1 Gold.

Sporting Career[edit]

2017[edit]

  • BWF Para Badminton World Championship
  • Asian Youth Para Games

2018[edit]

  • Asian Para Games

2019[edit]

  • Turkey Para Badminton International
  • Dubai Para Badminton International
  • Uganda Para Badminton International
  • BWF Para Badminton World Championship
  • Thailand Para Badminton International
  • China Para Badminton International
  • Denmark Para Badminton International
  • Japan Para Badminton International - Paralympic Games Test Event

2020[edit]

  • Brazil Para Badminton International
  • Peru Para Badminton International

2021[edit]

  • DubaiPara Badminton International

Achievements[edit]

  • Bronze medal at the 2017 Asian Youth Para Games  – 2019
  • Bronze medal at the Asian Para Games  – 2018
  • Awarded with Outstanding Player of the Tournament in National Championship 2018 in Varanasi, U.P.
  • Cerificate of Appreciation from Smriti Irani for Being Topper in Intermediate Examinations

Medals[edit]

International medals[edit]

Year Gold medal Silver medal Bronze medal Total
2017 1 1
2018 1 1
2019 1 2 3
2020
2021 1 1
Total 1 2 3 6

National medals[edit]

Year Gold medal Silver medal Bronze medal Total
2014 1 1 2
2015 1 1 2
2016 1 1
2017 1 1
2018 1 1 1 3
2019 2 2
Total 3 5 3 11
* Statistics were last updated on 24 April 2021.

Sponsors[edit]

Olympic Gold Quest

Yonex Sunrise India

References[edit]

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