SOMAN Chitra K. < Back  
Sport Athletics
CGA India   
Gender Women
Born 10 Jul 1983
Height1.68 m
Weight 57 kg
Human Interest
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She was spotted running barefoot at a school sports carnival when a coach from the GV Raja Sports School offered her a place at the school.
Club / Team Jharkand:
Name of coach N. Ramesh
General Interest
Hero / Idol P.T. Usha. (cities.expressindia.com, 24 Mar 2005)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs On the eve of competition, her parents would visit their local Hindu temple and the entire congregation at the nearby church would pray for their hometown athlete. (Financial Express, 26 Nov 2006)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Each time, I do not think of anything else, but doing my best." (Financial Express, 26 Nov 2006)
Awards and honours Presented with a Jimmy George Award in 2008 for her contributions to athletics. The award is named after Jimmy George, India's first professional volleyball player. (One India, 28 Nov 2008)

Presented with an Arjuna award - India's second highest sporting honour - in 2008. (www.zeenews.com, 16 Feb 2010)