(Last Updated on : 22/07/2016)
Sudha Singh is a well acclaimed Indian athlete in the 3000 metres steeplechase event. She is also one of the national record holders of this event. Sudha Singh is also known as the Marathon girl of India.
Career of Sudha Singh
Sudha Singh has been a consistent performer in the 3000metres steeplechase event, holding the National record in the same event for nearly 7 years, once more to retrieve the national record in May, 2016.
National Record of Sudha Singh
In May, 2016, Sudha Singh made a new Indian national Record in the International Amateur Athletics Federation (IAAF) Diamond League Meet in Shanghai.
Sudha Singh in 2014 Asian Games
In the 2014 Asian Games held in Incheon, South Korea, Sudha Singh finished fourth, one place behind Lalita Babar who not only won the bronze medal in the 3000m steeplechase event but also broke Sudha's national record, clocking 9:35.37 in the process. But when the gold medallist Ruth Jebet from Bahrain was disqualified on account of stepping inside the track before crossing the line, Sudha Singh was promoted and won the bronze medal.
Sudha Singh in 2016 Asiad Games
The best performance of Sudha Singh came in the 2016 Asiad Games
in Guangzhou, China when she won the gold medal with a time of 9:55.67. In addition, Sudha Singh made a new Indian National Record at the International Amateur Athletics Federation (IAAF) Diamond League Meet in Shanghai, China.
Sudha Singh in 2012 Olympics
In June 2012, Sudha Singh has qualified for Olympic Games 2012 after she broke her own 3,000m steeplechase national record with a timing of 9:47.70 seconds. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, Singh finished 13th in her steeplechase heat and did not qualify for the finals.
Sudha Singh in 2016 Rio Olympics
In August 2015, Sudha Singh sealed her spot in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil with a 19th-place finish in the women's marathon event, one place behind O.P. Jaisha
in Beijing. Sudha Singh finished just behind Jaisha at 19th with a time of 2:35:35. Sudha Singh who had qualified for Rio Olympics in 2016, during the Federation Cup National Athletics Championships in New Delhi
that was held in April 2016, she clocked 9 minute 26.55 seconds to better the earlier national record of 9:27.09 held by her training-mate and another Olympics-bound athlete Lalita Babar.
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