Kavita Tungar & Prashanti Singh

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Kavita Tungar & Prashanti Singh

Kavita Tungar

Born:5 May 1985

  • She is an Indian long-distance runner from Nashik, Maharashtra.
  • She holds the current national record for 10 km road running with a timing of 34:32 as well as the current national record in the half marathon with a timing of 1:12:50.
  • She won the bronze medal in 10,000 metres race at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, the first individual track medal by an Indian woman athlete at the Commonwealth Games.
  • She also won the silver medal in 10,000 metres race at the 2010 Asian Games.
  • She won a bronze medal at the 2009 Asian athletics championships held at Guangzhou, China.
  • She won another bronze medal in the 10,000 metres race at the 2010 Commonwealth Games held at New Delhi on 8 October 2010 with a timing of 33:05.28.
  • She started the following season with a 5000/10,000 m double at the 2011 National Games of India, setting Games records in both events.
  • She holds the current Indian National record for 10 km road running with a mark of 34:32, set at the Sunfeast World 10K in Bangalore.
  • She received the Arjuna Award in 2012 and the Suvarnaratna Award in 2015.

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Prashanti Singh

Born:5 May 1984

  • She is a shooting guard for the Indian national women’s basketball team.
  • She has been honoured with the Arjuna Award by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India in 2017.
  • She has also been awarded with the prestigious Rani Laxmi Bai Bravery Award 2016-17 in the field of sports by Government of Uttar Pradesh.
  • She represented the national team at 2006 Commonwealth Games, 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, China in 2010 and 17th Asian Games in Incheon 2014.
  • Her sisters Divya Singh, Akanksha Singh, and Pratima Singh, have also represented the Indian national women’s basketball team.
  • Another sister, she is a National Institute of Sports basketball coach.
  • Together they are also known as Singh Sisters.
  • She is also a member of the International Women’s Film Forum of Asian Academy of Film & Television.
  • She is first and only Basketball Player in India who has a documentary film named B Cube (Boskey Basketball Banaras) on her own life which is selected in top xix films in the prestigious Satyajit Ray Film Festival.

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