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Lalita Babar

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Lalita Babar

Born: 2 June 1989

  • She is an Indian long-distance runner.
  • She was born in a small village in the Satara district, Maharashtra.
  • She predominantly competes in the 3000 metres steeplechase and is the current Indian national record holder and the reigning Asian Champion in the same event.
  • She was named as the Sports Person of the Year in the India Sports Awards 2015 organised by Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports of India.
  • She was recently honored with prestigious Arjuna Award 2016 by the President of India for her contribution in the field of athletics.
  • She is currently supported by Anglian Medal Hunt Company.
  • She started her career in athletics as a long-distance runner at a young age. She 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.

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