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Lalita Babar Biography

India's long-distance runner Lalita Babar is the face of Indian athletics contingent in Rio Olympics 2016. Babar, who will be running in the 3000m steeplechase became the first Indian to reach the final of any track event at the World Athletics Championships. Only Inderjeet Singh (men’s shot put), Anju Bobby George (women’s long jump), and Vikas Gowda (men’s discus throw) have reached the finals of their event before her. The 27-year-old bagged a gold medal at the Asian Championships in Wuhan, China last year. The current national record-holder in the women's 3000m steeplechase is a three-time winner of the Mumbai Marathon. Her personal best stands at 9:27.09 seconds and she would certainly aim to win to a medal at Rio.

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Greatest Indian runners of all time
Greatest Indian runners of all time
There have been a few athletes who have been pathbreakers in their respective competitions.
Lalita Babar's tenth-place finish at the Rio Olympics equivalent to a medal, says AFI President
Lalita Babar's tenth-place finish at the Rio Olympics equivalent to a medal, says AFI President
Lalita Babar had finished tenth in the 3000m steeplechase event at the Rio Olympics.
2016 - A leap year in which Indian sportswomen leaped miles forward
2016 - A leap year in which Indian sportswomen leaped miles forward
With great performances from PV Sindhu, Sakshi Malik and Dipa Karmakar among others, the year 2016 truly belonged to Indian women in sports.
Prime Minister's Olympic road map can work (Column: Just Sport)
Prime Minister's Olympic road map can work (Column: Just Sport)
Amidst international sexist coverage, Indian women shine over men in Rio
Amidst international sexist coverage, Indian women shine over men in Rio
At a time when media is criticized for it's sexist coverage of the Olympics, Indian women over shone men with their performance.
India at Rio Olympics: Thin silver lining in largely dark clouds
India at Rio Olympics: Thin silver lining in largely dark clouds
Of near-misses and misfortunes: When India's moment of reckoning never arrived
Of near-misses and misfortunes: When India's moment of reckoning never arrived
A look at what transpired during the two weeks for India at the Rio Olympics.
10 most unforgettable moments from the Rio Olympics for an Indian fan
10 most unforgettable moments from the Rio Olympics for an Indian fan
The Games finally came to an end with a dazzling ceremony, leaving us with memories and lots of analysis to do.
Why India should not be disappointed with the medal tally from Rio 2016
Why India should not be disappointed with the medal tally from Rio 2016
Even if India's medal count is zero at the end of Rio 2016, there is no reason to feel humiliated.
Virender Sehwag requests that a special plane or train be named after Dipa Karmakar and Lalita Babar
Virender Sehwag requests that a special plane or train be named after Dipa Karmakar and Lalita Babar
Dipa and Lalita have set new benchmarks in Indian sports history - by achieving the highest place for Indians in Olympics in their sports
Rio Olympics 2016, Athletics: Ruth Jebet wins gold in women's 3000m Steeplechase final, India's Lalita Babar finishes 10th
Rio Olympics 2016, Athletics: Ruth Jebet wins gold in women's 3000m Steeplechase final, India's Lalita Babar finishes 10th
Lalita Babar performed well in spite of a knee injury but could not finish among the medals
Rio Olympics 2016, 15th August schedule: TV listings and live stream info for Indian athletes at the Games
Rio Olympics 2016, 15th August schedule: TV listings and live stream info for Indian athletes at the Games
Schedule for the Indian athletes on Day 10 of the Rio Olympics 2016.
Rio Olympics 2016 Day 8 India Round up: Lalita Babar qualifies for 3000m steeplechase final,Bopanna/Mirza lose in semis
Rio Olympics 2016 Day 8 India Round up: Lalita Babar qualifies for 3000m steeplechase final,Bopanna/Mirza lose in semis
A look at what transpired on Day 8 of the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Have clocked better timing in training, hoping to go faster in final: Lalita Babar
Have clocked better timing in training, hoping to go faster in final: Lalita Babar
The 27-year old's training timing is faster than the quickest timing in the Rio Olympic heats set by Bahrain's Ruth Jebet.
Lalita Babar is the first woman after PT Usha to qualify for Olympics track finals
Lalita Babar is the first woman after PT Usha to qualify for Olympics track finals
PT Usha achieved the distinction when she made the finals of the women's 400m hurdles in 1984 at Los Angeles.
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