JAISHA Orchatteri < Back  
Sport Athletics
CGA India   
Gender Women
Born 23 May 1983
Height1.54 m
Weight 43 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Family Husband Gurmeet Singh
Occupation Railway Worker
Languages English, Hindi
Higher education Mahatma Gandhi University Kottayam: India
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She took up athletics at college in 2002. She took up long-distance running at the end of 2014.
Why this sport? She was interested in athletics.
Club / Team Railways: India
Name of coach Nikolai Snesarev [national]
Training Regime She runs more than 250km each week.
International Debut
Year 2005
Competing for India
Tournament Asian Championships
Location Incheon, KOR
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement Winninig a bronze medal at the 2006 Asian Games in Doha, Qatar. (Athlete, 13 Sep 2014)
Most influential person in career Coaches Menon Unnikrishnan, Thomas Ninamma and Nikolai Snesarev. (indianexpress.com, 13 Sep 2015)
Hero / Idol Kenyan middle distance runner David Lekuta Rudisha. (Athlete, 13 Sep 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto "If you work hard, results and recognition will follow. (newindianexpress.com, 06 Apr 2015)
Famous relatives Her husband Gurmeet Singh is a former athlete and coach. (sportskeeda.com, 30 Sep 2015)
Ambitions To finish in the top eight at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro before retiring from competition. (indianexpress.com, 13 Sep 2015)