Lalita Babar Husband, Age, Arjuna Award, Olympics, Medals, Asian Games, Personal Best
Updated on: Apr 19, 2023 5:58 pm IST
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|
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
Lalita Babar’s Personal Best
NR – 9:19.76 in 2016 Rio de Janeiro
What is the sport achievement of Lalita Babar?
- 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
10th in 2016 Rio Olympics in 3000 m steeplechase event
Lalita Babar Arjuna Award
Lalita Babar was honoured with Arjuna Award in 2016
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
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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