Vikas Thakur

Further Personal Information
Residence
Ludhiana, IND
Occupation
Athlete, Serves in the Air Force
Languages
English, Hindi, Punjabi
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age 10 at the District Weightlifting and Bodybuilding Club in Ludhiana, India.
Why this sport?
His father encouraged him to take up the sport seriously.
Club / Team
Punjab: India
Name of coach
Vijay Sharma [national], IND
Training Regime
He trains at the National Institute of Sports in Patiala, India.
General Interest
Nicknames
Vicky (Facebook page, 28 Mar 2019)
Hobbies
Volleyball, football, listening to music. (Facebook page, 28 Mar 2019)
Most influential person in career
His parents, and coach BS Medhwan. (hindustantimes.com, 27 Aug 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"It is all about remaining rooted to the ground, no matter how big one's achievement is." (hindustantimes.com, 27 Aug 2014)
Awards and honours
He was named Best Sportsman by the Indian Air Force in 2013. (babushahi.com, 06 Dec 2013)
Other information
OCCUPATION
He joined the Indian Air Force under a sports quota programme that allows him to train and compete internationally. (tribuneindia.com, 08 Apr 2018)

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