MISHRA Richa < Back  
Sport Swimming
CGA India   
Gender Women
Born 18 Dec 1983
Height1.62 m
Weight 62 kg
Human Interest
Sport Specific Information
Name of coach Pardeep Kumar
General Interest
Nicknames "India's fastest woman on water". (youtube.com, 21 Jul 2010)
Awards and honours Won India's best female athlete award at the 2008 National Games. (youtube.com, 21 Jul 2010).
Other information DISRUPTED TRAINING
Mishra, along with her Indian swim team, were caught up in a conflict between the Swimming Federation of India [SFI] and the Sports Authority of India [SAI] in early 2010. The swimming camp, which was based at the Balewadi sports complex, Pune, had to be disbanded due to poor facilities. The swimmers had hoped to relocate to Bangalore but were denied by the SAI. As a result, all swimmers, including Mishra, did not train. The article highlights: "talented swimmers like Arjun J.P and Richa Mishra have been badly hit and at present are training nowhere". (tribuneindia.com, 21 Jul 2010).