Manjit Kaur

Manjit Kaur

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Manjit Kaur Profile

  • Name:
  • Manjit Kaur
  • Other Name:
  • Manjeet Kaur
  • Born:
  • April 2, 1982
  • Father:
  • Harbhajan Singh
  • Achievements:
  • Gold medal in 4*400 meters relay event in Asian Games held at Doha in 2006

    Gold medal in 4*400 meters relay event in Asian Games held at Guangzhou in China in 2010

    Silver medal in 400 meters women’s event in Asian Games held at Doha in 2006

    Gold medal in 4*400 meters relay event in Commonwealth Games held at Delhi in 2010

Manjit Kaur Biography

Manjit Kaur is an Indian sprint athlete who specializes in the 400 meter running event. She set a new national record at the National Circuit Athletic Meet held at Chennai on 16th June 2004 finishing up 400 meters in 51.05 seconds breaking the previous record of K. M. Beenamol.

 

Manjeet Kaur was born on 2nd April 1982 in Jalandhar in Punjab. Her father’s name is Harbhajan Singh and she has one younger brother Davinder Singh. She is working as an inspector in the Punjab Police Department. She represented India in the 400 meters relay at the 2004 Athens Olympics and got third place in that.

 

She also participated in the 400 meters relay in 2008 Beijing Olympics along with Sathi Geetha, Chitra K. Soman and Mandeep Kaur and ended up in the seventh place. She got gold medal in the same event in the Asian Games in 2006 and won silver medal in 400 meters individual event.

 

In the 2010 Commonwealth Games she grabbed the gold along with Mandeep Kaur, Sini Jose and Ashwini Akkunji in the 400 m relay event. As she did not submit her sample collection to National Anti-Doping Agency officers, she was banned for two years in May 2012. She has decided to quit the professional athletics to concentrate in her job. She wrote to Athletic Federation of India about her decision to quit the game.

 

 

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Updated: December 24, 2012

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