Further Personal Information
Sport Specific Information
|When and where did you begin this sport?
||She took up running in 2001 in India.
|Why this sport?
||"I am from a very poor family. I wanted to pursue some sport but my family could not afford it, so I chose running as I could do it barefooted."
|Name of coach
||Vijender Singh [personal], IND
||She missed the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, Republic of Korea, because of a stress fracture. (indianexpress.com, 23 Nov 2014)
|Awards and honours
||In 2015 she received the Suvarnaratna Award in Maharashtra, India. (suvarnaratnaawards.com, 22 Dec 2015)
In 2012 she received the Arjuna Award in India. (thebetterindia.com, 13 Feb 2016)
||To compete in the marathon at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (mid-day.com, 13 Feb 2016)
In 2011 she founded the Ekalavya Athletics and Sports Institute in Nashik, India, to provide training for young athletes and help with funding for their education. (thebetterindia.com, 13 Feb 2016; indianexpress.com, 23 Nov 2014)
She has worked for Oil and Natural Gas Corporation in India. (thebetterindia.com, 13 Feb 2016)