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Lalita Babar Athletics: Age, Arjuna Award, Olympics, Medals, Asian Games, Personal Best

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Lalita Babar is an Indian long-distance runner. Born in Satara district of Maharashtra, Babar is the current Indian national record holder in 300m steeplechase and is also the reigning Asian champion in the same event.

Early Days

Lalita was born on 2 June 1989 in Mohi, a village in Satara district of Maharashtra to a family of farmers. Satara is an area that is regularly affected by droughts. Lalita started her career in athletics as a long-distance runner at a young age and won her first Gold medal in the U-20 National Championships at Pune in 2005. She is currently supported by Anglian Medal Hunt Company, a sports management company based in New Delhi.

Born on: 02 June 1989

Lalita Babar Age: 30 years (As on April 2020)

From: Satara Maharashtra

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Lalita Babar’s Personal Best:

NR – 9:19.76 in 2016 Rio de Janeiro

Lalita Babar Medals and participation

Lalita Babar at Asian Games

  • Bronze medal in 2014 Incheon, South Korea in 3000 m steeplechase

2015 Asian Championships

  • Gold medal in Wuhan, China in 3000 m steeplechase

2015 World Championships

  • 8th in Beijing, China in 3000 m steeplechase event

Lalita Babar at Olympics

  • 10th in 2016 Rio Olympics in 3000 m steeplechase event

Lalita Babar Arjuna Award

  • Lalita Babar was honoured with Arjuna Award in 2016
The President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee presenting the Arjuna Award for the year-2016 to Ms. Lalita Babar for Athletics

Lalita Babar Awards

  • Sports Person of the Year Awards (2015), FICCI and Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports
  • India Sports Awards (2015), by FICCI and Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports

Family Members

Father – Shivaji Babar

Mother – Nirmala Babar

Lalita Babar Husband – Sandeep Bhosale (IRS Officer)

Children – A son


Lesser Known Facts

  • Lalita’s first pay cheque was Rs.10,000 which she received in 2004 after a 10-km race.
  • Lalita got married to IRS officer Sandeep Bhosale in May 2017. The couple was soon blessed with a child.
Lalita Babar and Sandeep Bhosale
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