Dinesh Kumar is an Indian lawn bowls player. He hit the headlines in August 2022 when he clinched a silver medal in the lawn bowls fours event and created history along with his teammates Navneet Singh, Chandan Kumar Singh, and Sunil Bahadur at the 2022 Commonwealth Games organised in Birmingham. In the finals, the Indian lawn bowls team lost to England by 5-18 at the Victoria Park in Royal Leamington Spa.
Silver medalists Sunil Bahadur, Navneet Singh, Chandan Kumar Singh (second from right), and Dinesh Kumar (first from right) of India pose during Men’s Fours Lawn Bowls – medal ceremony of Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games
Dinesh Kumar was born on Sunday, 16 June 1977 (age 45 years; as of 2022) in Ranchi, Jharkhand, India. His zodiac sign is Gemini. He completed his school education at St. John’s High School, Ranchi, Jharkhand. Later, he joined Ranchi University, India to pursue high education.
Height (approx.): 5′ 5″
Weight (approx.): 70 kg
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
There is not much information about his family.
In 2010, he participated in the national bowls championships organised in Delhi in the men’s pairs category and was ranked in the third pool. In the same year, he competed in the Commonwealth Games held in Delhi, India in the triples events. In 2014, he participated in the pairs and fours events at the Commonwealth Games organised in Glasgow. During the fours events, the Indian lawn bowls men’s team lost the bronze medal to Australia in a playoff match. In 2018, he participated in the Commonwealth Games held in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia and competed in the triples and fours events. In these games, the Indian lawn bowls men’s team lost in the quarter-finals to Wales. In 2019, he participated in the Asia Pacific Bowls Championships organised in the Gold Coast, Queensland and won a bronze medal in a triples event. In 2020, Dinesh Kumar competed in the World Outdoor Bowls Championship held in Australia.
Dinesh Kumar posing after winning medals in Lawn Bowls Championships
2022: Silver medal at Birmingham in fours
Asia Pacific Bowls Championships
2019: Bronze medal at Gold Coast in triples
- Dinesh Kumar is a part of the Bowling Federation of India for regular training and practice in Lawn Bowls.
Dinesh Kumar (extreme right) along with the members of the Bowling Federation of India