Participants

Khushbir KAUR

Khushbir KAUR
    Athletics
Birth Date:  09 Jul 1993
Place of Birth:  Rasulpur Kalan, Punjab
Country of birth:  IND
Age:  24
Gender:   Female
Height (cm):  156
Weight (Kg):  52

Events and Medals


Sport Event Rank
ATH Athletics Women's 20km Race Walk 4

Khushbir KAUR - Schedule


Schedule
Time Event Status
Sun, 8 Apr 9:15
Gold Medal Event Women's 20km Race Walk Final
Finished

Biographical Information


Highlights
Olympic Games
YearLocationEventRankResult
2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Women's 20km Race Walk 54 1:40:33

World Championships
YearLocationEventRankResult
2017 London, GBR Women's 20km Race Walk 42 1:36:41
2015 Beijing, CHN Women's 20km Race Walk 37 1:38:53
2013 Moscow, RUS Women's 20km Race Walk 37 1:34:28

Nickname: Khushi (Facebook, 15 Dec 2015)
Occupation: Punjab Police, athlete (zevenworld.com, 23 Aug 2017)
Education: Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, India
Coach

PERSONAL: Alexander ARTSYBASHEV (RUS) (hindustantimes.com, 10 May 2016)


Reason: "My mother Jasbir would drag me to various athletics camps. To start with I used to be reluctant but it was my mother's love for sports that prevailed. It's her dream that I am fulfilling." (hindustantimes.com, 20 Nov 2015)
Influence: Mother and coaches Alexander ARTSYBASHEV and Ajay RATI (hindustantimes.com, 20 Nov 2015; newindianexpress.com, 19 Apr 2014)
Additional information

REMARKABLE STRENGTH
After father's death from a heart atack in 2000, her mother had to take on several jobs to support the family. KAUR claimed a silver medal at 2008 National Junior Championships despite competing barefoot as she could not afford a pair of walking shoes to race in. (indianexpress.com, 29 Sep 2014)

CONTROVERSY
Omitted from Indian team for 2017 Asian Race Walking Championships after Athletics Federation of India punished her for opting out of 20km event at national championships without informing them. (timesofindia.com, 18 Feb 2017)


RECOGNITION
Won Arjuna Award from Indian Government, an honour recognising outstanding achievement, in 2017 - the first time for an Indian female race walker. (deccanchronicle.com, 29 Aug 2017)



Legend

Gold: Gold
Silver: Silver
Bronze: Bronze
Gold Medal Event: Gold Medal Event
Bronze Medal Event: Bronze Medal Event

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