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Sudha Singh Biography

National record holder Sudha Singh will compete in the marathon at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. But the marathon is not the talented sportswoman’s first sport of choice. 29-year-old Singh is also an Arjuna Awardee. She first set the 3000m steeplechase record in 2007, and then again in 2016. Earlier this year, Singh won gold at the Asian Games in Guangzhou, China. The 2016 Rio Olympics will not be Singh’s first Olympic Games. She qualified for the London 2012 Olympics with a national record-breaking attempt; Singh had beaten her own personal best at the event. She was unable to medal in London, however, with a low finish in the steeplechase heat. Earlier this year, Singh qualified for Rio 2016 at the Federation Cup in the Indian capital New Delhi, with a second-place finish at the tournament behind winner Lalita Babar, who has already qualified for the games. The 29-year old secured India's only Olympic qualification from the event. The Federation Cup had been Singh’s first tournament since the 2014 Asian Games, where she narrowly missed out on a medal, finishing 4th in the women’s 3000m steeplechase. Singh will participate in the Rio Olympics as a marathoner rather than in the 3000m steeplechase on the advice of her coach. She won the Tata Steel Kolkata 25k in December 2015, and was the top Indian woman at the Airtel Mumbai Marathon in 2016; it was her sub 2 hour 45 minute finish that won her a marathon spot at the Olympics.

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Sudha Singh features in IAAF list for World Championships, AFI says no to participation
Sudha Singh features in IAAF list for World Championships, AFI says no to participation
In a dramatic turn of events, Sudha Singh found her name included in the IAAF list for the upcoming world Championship
AFI's squad for IAAF World Championships indicates strong bias towards athletes
AFI's squad for IAAF World Championships indicates strong bias towards athletes
After Chitra, steeplechaser Sudha Singh has also spoken out
Sudha Singh, the gold-medal winning pride of Uttar Pradesh struggles to find a job in her home state
Sudha Singh, the gold-medal winning pride of Uttar Pradesh struggles to find a job in her home state
Seeking employment in UP since 2015, Sudha Singh is yet to get any assistance from the government.
Asian Athletics Championship Day 3 round-up: India still standing tall above others
Asian Athletics Championship Day 3 round-up: India still standing tall above others
India bagged five medals on Day 3 with one gold, one silver and three bronze.
OP Jaisha tests positive for Swine flu
OP Jaisha tests positive for Swine flu
SAI reported that it was very difficult to convince Jaisha to get her blood samples tested at the RGICD
Rio Olympics: Lalita, Dattu provide cheer on dismal day (Intro Roundup)
Rio Olympics: Lalita, Dattu provide cheer on dismal day (Intro Roundup)
Rio Olympics: Lalita provide cheer on dismal day (Roundup)
Rio Olympics: Lalita provide cheer on dismal day (Roundup)
Lalita raise India's Rio hopes on dismal Saturday (Roundup)
Lalita raise India's Rio hopes on dismal Saturday (Roundup)
Rio Olympics 2016, Athletics: Lalita Babar storms into Women's 3000m steeplechase final, Sudha Singh eliminated
Rio Olympics 2016, Athletics: Lalita Babar storms into Women's 3000m steeplechase final, Sudha Singh eliminated
Ethiopia's Etenesh Diro finishes seventh in her heat in spite of losing a shoe
All eyes on Rio as India aim for record medals tally (Preview)
All eyes on Rio as India aim for record medals tally (Preview)
Sudha Singh: 10 things to know about India's steeplechaser at the Rio Olympics 2016
Sudha Singh: 10 things to know about India's steeplechaser at the Rio Olympics 2016
Here are 10 things you might want to know about Sudha Singh, who will be representing India in the 3000m steeplechase event at the Games.
12 amazing facts from the Indian Olympic contingent that might surprise you
12 amazing facts from the Indian Olympic contingent that might surprise you
Can India better the London 2012 medal tally of 6, our best showing ever?
Sudha Singh dedicates steeplechase national record as a gift for India's support
Sudha Singh dedicates steeplechase national record as a gift for India's support
Sudha Singh had already booked a place in the Olympics last month.
Rio Olympics 2016: The future of Indian athletics has arrived
Rio Olympics 2016: The future of Indian athletics has arrived
Indian athletics has already taken several giant leaps towards starting the revolution.
Sudha Singh qualifies for Rio Olympics in 3000m Steeplechase event
Sudha Singh qualifies for Rio Olympics in 3000m Steeplechase event
Participating in her first major race since the 2014 Asian Games, Singh successfully secures Rio berth.
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