AKKUNJI Ashwini Chidananda < Back  
Sport Athletics
CGA India   
Gender Women
Born 07 Oct 1987
Height1.75 m
Weight 58 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Family Fiance Abhijit Rai
Residence Patiala, IND
Occupation Bank Employee, Manager
Languages English, Kannada
General Interest
Nicknames Jansale Express [Jansale is the village she grew up in] (thehindu.com, 25 Sep 2015)
Most influential person in career Her father. (dnaindia.com, 21 Jul 2013)
Other information SANCTION
In July 2011 she and several other Indian female athletes were initially given a one-year ban by Indian sporting authorities after testing positive for a banned substance. All of the athletes protested their innocence and blamed the adverse results on contaminated food supplements. The International Association of Athletics Federations [IAAF] appealed against their sentence, which it considered too lenient, and as a result they were given a two-year ban. Her suspension ended in July 2013. (thehindu.com, 18 Jul 2012, thehindu.com, 16 Jul 2014)