Further Personal Information
||University of Calicut: Kerala, IND
Sport Specific Information
|When and where did you begin this sport?
||When she was in seventh grade.
|Why this sport?
||She was spotted by M.M. Amarnath, the physical education teacher at the Mahatma Gandhi Public School and was roped into the athletics program.
|Name of coach
|Coach from which country?
|Coach from what year?
|Most influential person in career
||Her coaches. "I have been lucky that I have had four good coaches in my career. I have received the right training at the right stages. They never overtrained me and that has been of immense benefit." (Deccan Herald, 01 Apr 2010)
|Hero / Idol
||English athlete Sebastian Coe. "Not just because he is a champion, but the way he carries himself off the track." (Deccan Herald, 01 Apr 2010)
|Awards and honours
||She was a recipient of the 2009 Arjuna Award for her achievements in athletics. (mathrubhumi.org, 29 Jul 2009)
Named as the Best Female Athlete at the 2006 Inter-State National Athletics Championship. (prdomain.com, 31 Oct 2007)
In her maiden all-India inter-university athletic championship, Puaulose competed in the 800m. In the event she shattered the 18-year-old record of Shiny Wilson who had been the standard bearer of women's middle-distance running in the country. (hinduonnet.com, 29 Dec 2001)
She is a graduate of the Tata Athletic Academy - set up by India's largest business group and multinational company - and had been training there since it was first launched in 2004. (Telegraph India, 30 Dec 2006)