Further Personal Information
||Athlete, Railway Worker
||English, Hindi, Malayalam
||Commerce - Sree Narayana Guru College: Coimbatore, IND
Sport Specific Information
|When and where did you begin this sport?
||She began her running career in 2002 at the Usha School of Athletics in India.
|Why this sport?
||She went to the Usha School of Athletics after her uncle saw an advertisement in the newspaper.
|Club / Team
||Usha School of Athletics [IND] / Indian Railways [IND]:
|Name of coach
||PT Usha [personal], IND
||She missed the 2018 National Inter-State Championships in Guwahati, India, due to a heel injury. (timesofindia.indiatimes.com, 03 Jul 2018)
She missed the 2018 Fed Cup National Championships in Patiala, India, due to injury. (timesofindia.indiatimes.com, 03 Jul 2018)
She suffered a hamstring injury at the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou, People's Republic of China, and did not return to training until April 2011. (indianexpress.com, 12 Aug 2011)
|Sporting philosophy / motto
||"I'm never tense. I rehearse the event mentally. I pass through every phase of the lap, sticking to my time for each segment, right up to the victory stand." (Outlook India, 23 Nov 2009)
|Awards and honours
||In 2014 she received the Arjuna Award from the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports in India. (articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com, 29 Aug 2014)
She received the 2012 Female G. V. Raja Award in Kerala, India. (thehindu.com, 16 Jul 2012)
||Her mother Lissy competed in athletics [long jump] at state level in India. (sportskeeda.com, 07 Jun 2015)
||To compete at the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia. (firstpost.com, 05 Mar 2018)
She joined the Indian Railways under a sports quota programme that allows her to train and compete internationally. (Facebook profile, 15 Jul 2018)