Havildar Soman Rana who is a 38-year-old para-athlete of the Army Paralympic Node, Bombay Engineering Group (BEG) & Centre, Kirkee (under the aegis of Army Sports Control Board), has been selected in the F57 category.
According to reports, Soman Rana is an international para-athlete and stands second in the world rankings in his category.
According to sources, Rana comes from a humble family background.
While serving with his unit in the field area, he suffered a mine blast injury and lost his right leg in December 1, 2006.
In 2017, Soman Rana was inducted into the Army Paralympic Node in Pune.
This node provides a platform for all the serving impaired soldiers to pursue para-sports and develop a positive perspective in life.
Soman Rana amid won a gold medal in Tunis World Para Athletics Grand Prix and two gold medals & one silver in the XIX National Athletics Para Championship this year.
A press statement said, “Soman Rana has done our country proud and is an inspiration for all the para-athletes in the Indian Army. He is one of the strong medal prospects to win a medal in the Tokyo Paralympics 2020.”