MACHETTIRA Poovamma Raju < Back  
Sport Athletics
CGA India   
Gender Women
Born 05 Jun 1990 in Mangalore, IND
Height1.74 m
Weight 59 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Mangalore, IND
Occupation Athlete, Human Resources
Languages English, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Mandarin
Higher education Business Management - SDM College of Business Management: Mangalore, IND
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She began the sport at primary school in India.
Why this sport? She was introduced to the sport by her primary school physical director Vasanth Hegde.
Club / Team Oil and Natural Gas Corporation [ONGC]: India
Name of coach Nagapuri Ramesh [national], IND
General Interest
Hero / Idol US sprinter Sanya Richards-Ross. (scroll.in, 03 Jan 2017)
Injuries In 2012 she ruptured the L4-L5 vertebrae disc in her spine during weight training. She was sidelined for 10 months and missed the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (scroll.in, 03 Jan 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Discipline is the main formula for success." (mangalorean.com, 30 Aug 2008)
Awards and honours She was named the Most Consistent Performer at the 2016 GoSports Foundation awards ceremony in Bengaluru, India, in recognition of her contribution to Indian athletics. (scroll.in, 03 Jan 2017)

In 2015 she received the Arjuna Award from the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports in India. (indiatoday.in, 30 Sep 2015)
Famous relatives Her brother MR Manju has competed in 400m events at national level in India. (mangalorean.com, 02 Sep 2008)
Other information OCCUPATION
She joined the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation in India under a sports programme that allows her to train and compete internationally. (Facebook page, 06 May 2018)