KAUR Manpreet < Back  
Sport Athletics
CGA India   
Gender Women
Born 06 Jul 1990 in Patiala, IND
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Family Daughter Jasnoor [2011]
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She took up shot put in 2006.
Why this sport? She followed her cousin and her sister-in-law into athletics.
General Interest
Other information SANCTION
In March 2019 the National Anti-Doping Agency [NADA] in India banned her from competing for four years after she tested positive for the banned substances metenolone and dimephylbutylamine. Her suspension was backdated to July 2017 and runs through until 2021. (athleticsintegrity.org, 25 Dec 2020; indianexpress.com, 09 Apr 2019; sportstar.thehindu.com, 09 Apr 2019; insidethegames.biz, 21 Jul 2017)

Her husband and coach Karamjit Singh was unable to travel with her to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro after his father passed away. She eventually placed 23rd in shot put at the Games. "I could not travel with her to Rio. I know all her techniques and her routines but I was not there to support her. I could only guide her over phone and that did not help at all," Karamjit said. (insidethegames.biz, 21 Jul 2017; scroll.in, 08 Jul 2017)

She took a three-year break from the sport between 2010 and 2013 to get married and start a family. (sportskeeda.com, 25 Oct 2015)