2014 Incheon Asian Games 2 Bronze medals PrasanaKarmakar (born 8 December 1980) is an Indian Para swimmer. He was born in Kolkata, West Bengal.
2016 RIO Paralympic games Swimming team coach.
Arjuna Awardee, Major Dhyan Chand Sports Awardee, Bhim Awardee, Kolkata Shree Awardee, State Role Model Awardee, Super Idol Awardee, Positive Health Hero Awardee, Achiever Awardee, Limca Book Record Holder, Swimmer of the year Award 2010, 2011, 2014. 2003, Karmakar became the first disabled swimmer to represent India and win a medal at the World Swimming Championships in Argentina.Since then he has won over a dozen medals at the World events. He was the most decorated Indian swimmer at the 2009 IWAS World Games held in Bangalore winning 4 Gold, 2 Silver and 1 Bronze medal. At the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, he won a bronze medal which was India’s first ever medal in aquatics at the Commonwealth Games.In the 2010 Asian Para Games in Guangzhou in China, he won a silver medal at 50m Freestyle and a bronze medals in the 200m Individual Medley. Prasanta also won a bronze in the 50m Backstroke in the S9 category at the 2010 International German Swimming Championships for Athletes with a Disability in Berlin, Germany.Prasanta Karmakar won 2 bronze medal in 2014 Incheon Asian Para games in 100 meter Breast stroke and 4 x 100meter freestyle relay. He is the Paralympic swimming Asian record holder in 50m Butterfly, 50m Breaststroke and 50m Backstroke and also is the Paralympic National Record holder in four events – 50m Freestyle, 100m Freestyle, 100m Backstroke and 200m Individual Medley. Having achieved success at the Commonwealth Games and Asian Games, he is now training hard to win medals for the nation at Paralympic Games, London, 2012
Prasanta Karmakar is coached by Pradeep Kumar in Bangalore.