Athletics federation of India

Lalita Shivaji Babar

SPRINTS

Born 02 Jun 1989 Age 27
Birth Place India Gender Female
Team/State
Disciplines

400 mts

Silver in 3000m Steeplechase in 2014 Asian Games Gold in 3000m Steeplechase in 2015 Asian Championships
A triple Mumbai marathon winner, Lalita switched to steeplechase to do well in major international meets. Much against her Coach's advice, she decided on the new move and at the Asian Games 2014, won a bronze medal (later re-classified to silver after the winner was disqualified) with a national record (9:35:37) breaking Sudha Singh's mark. She broke the national record again while winning the gold in the 3000 m steeplechase at the 2015 Asian championship in Wuhan (9:34.13) and in the process qualified for Rio Games. Lalita went on to shatter the mark again in the 2015 world athletics championship in Beijing while qualifying for the final of the event, something that was the first time in Indian athletics history with the eigth best timing in the heats. Lalita had finished fourth in the heats clocking 9:27.86 min. She however failed to finish in the podium but Rio reward was good enough. In April this year in the Federation Cup championship she tweeked it further to 9:27:09, her personal best and new national record. Determined that she is, Lalita believes she has to be in the 9:15:00 range to be in with a medal hope. That is her goal.
Discipline Rank Result Date Location Type
Honour Year Discipline

Upcoming Events

Events

  • 21
    Apr 2017

    14th National Youth Athletics Championships

    HYDERABAD
  • 07
    May 2017

    Indian Grand Prix Series 1

    PATIALA (PUNJAB)
  • 11
    May 2017

    Indian Grand Prix Series 2

    Delhi
  • 15
    May 2017

    Indian Grand Prix Series 3

    Delhi
  • 01
    Jun 2017

    Federation Cup National SR. Athletics Championship

    Delhi
  • 10
    Jun 2017

    Federation Cup National Junior Athletics Championships

    Lucknow
  • 06
    Jul 2017

    Asian Athletics Championships

    BHUBANESWAR
  • 15
    Jul 2017

    National Inter State Senior Athletics Championships

    Guntur
  • 09
    Sep 2017

    East Zone Junior Athletics Championships

    Kolkata
  • 13
    Sep 2017

    North Zone Junior Athletics Championships

    Punjab
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