Ottobock ambassador

Pranav Prashant Desai

Pranav Desai was born without the lower part of his right leg.

Running clinic in India was the start for his passion

He started being a sports person at the age of three when he learned inline skating. He successfully participated in skating competitions, played cricket and went on cycling trips with his friends.

At the age of 15, Ottobock India invited him to take part in the Running Clinic in India in 2015. Following this weekend, he knew about his passion and started sprinting.

"I was born without a leg and fingers on my hand. I want to prove to the world that it doesn't make a difference to what I am capable of achieving."

Pranav Prashant Desai, Para athlete and Ottobock ambassador

Ottobock ambassador Pranav Prashant Desai during the Running Clinic in India in 2015

Dreams for a medal for India

He competed at the Fazza International Grand Prix in Dubai 2018 and finished second in the 100 metres run and 5th in the 200 metres. He already represented India at the Asian Para Games in 2018 in Indonesia, where he finished on 8th place.

He is practising to qualify for the Paralympic Games in Tokyo and dreams on bringing home a gold medal for India.

Key facts

  • Nation: Indian
  • Year of birth: 2000
  • Sport: Para Athletics – 100 m, 200 m
  • Classification: T64
  • Club: Sports Authority of India, Gujarat, India

Victories and achievements

  • Asian Para Games in Jakarta 2018:
    • 8th place on 200 m
  • World Para Athletics Grand Prix Dubai 2018:
    • Silver medal on 100 m
    • 5th place on 200 m