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.
|Height||5 ft 5 in|
|Husband||Sandeep Bhosale |
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.
Birthdate 2 June 1989
From: Satara Maharashtra
NR – 9:19.76 in 2016 Rio de Janeiro
2015 Asian Championships
2015 World Championships
10th in 2016 Rio Olympics in 3000 m steeplechase event
Lalita Babar was honoured with Arjuna Award in 2016
Father – Shivaji Babar
Mother – Nirmala Babar
Children – A son
Lalita is married to IRS officer Sandeep Bhosale in May 2017. The couple was soon blessed with a child.
Lesser Known Facts
Lalita’s first pay cheque was Rs.10,000 which she received in 2004 after a 10-km race.
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