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Tintu Luka Biography

The protégé of India’s finest female athlete P.T Usha, Tintu Luka is a two time Asiad medallist and a national record holder in 800 metres who will represent India at the 2016 Rio Olympics. The 27-year-old athlete from Kannaur, Kerala, will be riding high on her performance in the Josef Odlozil Memorial Athletics Meet in Prague, where she bagged silver and also ran her season’s best. The Rio-bound athlete holds the national record of 1:59.17, which she achieved way back in 2010. Luka has been training under P.T Usha in the Usha school of Athletics since 2002. She rose to prominence after clocking 1:59:17 in the 800m event to break Shiny Wilson’s 15-year-old record at the Continental Cup in Croatia. She also finished third to win a bronze medal in the 800m event at the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou, China and gave an encore of her performance by winning another bronze medal at the Asian Championships in Japan the next year.

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Federation Cup Senior Athletics Championships: Tintu Luka collapses during 800m event
Federation Cup Senior Athletics Championships: Tintu Luka collapses during 800m event
The athlete complained of breathlessness and was taken to a hospital following her collapse mid-race.
Spirited Sakshi ends India's medal hunt, rejuvinates faltering Olympic campaign (Roundup)
Spirited Sakshi ends India's medal hunt, rejuvinates faltering Olympic campaign (Roundup)
Rio Olympics 2016, India Athletics: Tintu Lukka fails to qualify for semi-finals of Women's 800m, finishes 29th overall
Rio Olympics 2016, India Athletics: Tintu Lukka fails to qualify for semi-finals of Women's 800m, finishes 29th overall
Tintu Lukka could not qualify for the semifinals of the women's 800m event as she finished 6th in her heat.
Rio Olympics 2016, 17th August schedule: TV listings and live stream info for Indian athletes at the Games
Rio Olympics 2016, 17th August schedule: TV listings and live stream info for Indian athletes at the Games
Schedule for the Indian athletes on Day 12 of the Rio Olympics 2016.
Why you should bother with the Olympic Games
Why you should bother with the Olympic Games
The Olympics is more than just athletes competing each other. It's also about pushing boundaries and doing the unthinkable.
‪#‎iAmTeamIndia Campaign to support Indian Olympic team launches an anthem
‪#‎iAmTeamIndia Campaign to support Indian Olympic team launches an anthem
The official Indian Olympic anthem for this year's Rio Olympic Games 2016
2 gold medals in 7 days: Indian women's relay team looking to surprise us in Rio 2016 Olympics
2 gold medals in 7 days: Indian women's relay team looking to surprise us in Rio 2016 Olympics
They remained in the hunt for a spot in the 2016 Summer Games.
Rio Olympics 2016: How Russia's ban can help Indian women's relay team qualify
Rio Olympics 2016: How Russia's ban can help Indian women's relay team qualify
Only the top 16 national teams will make the cut - India currently ranks 15th in the world.
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.
Know your Indian Olympian: Tintu Luka
Know your Indian Olympian: Tintu Luka
Is Tintu Luka the answer to India's athletics woes?
Ranchi to host the 22nd Asian Athletics Championship in 2017
Ranchi to host the 22nd Asian Athletics Championship in 2017
Details about Ranchi playing host to the Asian Athletics Championships in 2017.
10 sports other than cricket India has excelled in
10 sports other than cricket India has excelled in
For a country whose intense passion for cricket take center stage and every moment of success is celebrated with pomp and joy all over our country, th ...
Chronicling all the Indian sportspersons who have qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympics so far
Chronicling all the Indian sportspersons who have qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympics so far
We are 3 months away from the start of the 28th edition of the Olympics and India certainly seem to be building a competent contingent.
IAAF Championships: Silver lining at the end of disappointment for India
IAAF Championships: Silver lining at the end of disappointment for India
Although India did not live up to their full potential at the 2015 IAAF World Championships, their performance could mean positive news for Rio 2016.
Tintu Luka fails to make the semifinals of the IAAF World Championships
Tintu Luka fails to make the semifinals of the IAAF World Championships
Luka finished in 19th position.
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