Participants

Soumya BABY

Soumya BABY
    Athletics
Birth Date:  20 Apr 1990
Place of Birth:  Vattappara Kerala
Country of birth:  IND
Age:  27
Gender:   Female
Height (cm):  175
Weight (Kg):  54

Events and Medals


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

Soumya BABY - Schedule


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

Legend

DQ: Disqualified

Biographical Information


Coach

PERSONAL: Alexander ARTSYBASHEV (RUS) (newindianexpress.com, Feb 20 2018)


Additional information

TALENT SPOTTED
First caught the attention of scouts at the 2013 selection trial of the Central Reserve Police Force in New Delhi. Finished the race walk second, and although the CRPF only recruit the winner, veteran athletics coach and deputy commander, Harinder TYAGI, made an exception. "Her technique was impressive. Her willpower and fighting spirit stood apart. I came to know that she was from a poor family and never had proper diet befitting a race walker. I decided we have to take this girl in. She is going to be an asset." (newindianexpress.com, Feb 20 2018)


NATIONAL RECORD
Trimmed 11 seconds from the Indian women's 20km walk record, with a time of 1:31.29 at the national championships, improving her previous best by almost 10 minutes. (espn.com, 26 Feb 2018)


MYSTERY
Money was always tight, with her father, Dasan, earning what he could, but a career in sports was unaffordable. Help came from a mysterious benefactor. "In her early days she got funding from a foreigner through our church," said her mother, Baby. "There was a church that used to teach kids near our home, and we had this guy from abroad as her sponsor. We never met the person and connected only through letters." (espn.com, 26 Feb 2018)



Legend

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

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