Manjeet Kaur

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Manjeet Kaur
Medal record
Women’s athletics
Competitor for  India
Asian Games
Gold 2006 Doha 4x400 m relay
Gold 2010 Guangzhou 4x400 m relay
Silver 2006 Doha 400 m
Commonwealth Games
Gold 2010 Delhi 4x400 m relay

Manjeet Kaur (born 2 April 1982) is an Indian sprint athlete from Punjab who specializes in 400 metres. She holds the current 400 m National record of 51.05 seconds set at the National Circuit Athletic Meet held in Chennai on 16 June 2004.[1] She broke the previous record held by K. M. Beenamol since November 2001.[2] In doing so, she passed the qualifying mark for the 2004 Athens Olympics.[3] She along with Chitra K. Soman, Rajwinder Kaur and K. M. Beenamol form the team that holds the current National record in 4 x 400 metres relay.[1][4]

An Inspector in the Punjab Police, Manjeet competed for India in 4 x 400 metres relay at 2004 Athens Olympics where her team set the current National record with a time of 3:26.89.[1] The team finished third in their heats.[5] In the next Beijing Olympics also she represented India in 4 x 400 metres relay where her team composed of Sathi Geetha, Chitra K. Soman, and Mandeep Kaur clocked a time of 3:28.83 and finished seventh in their heats.[6]

In Doha Asian Games in 2006, Manjeet led India to a stunning 4 x 400 metres relay gold.[7] Earlier at the same event, she had also won a silver medal in Women's 400 metres race behind eventual winner Olga Tereshkova from Kazakhstan. In 2005, she was conferred the Arjuna Award for her contribution to the Indian athletics.[8]

Manjeet Kaur won the Gold Medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in 4x400 m relay event with Mandeep Kaur, Sini Jose and Ashwini Akkunji.

In May 2012, Manjit was banned for two years, for not submitting her sample collection to National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) officers. [9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Official Website of Athletics Federation of India: NATIONAL RECORDS as on 21.3.2009". Athletics Federation of INDIA. Retrieved 2009-09-02. 
  2. ^ "Beenamol erases P T Usha's record". Rediff.com. 2001-11-23. Retrieved 2009-10-04. 
  3. ^ "Manjit, Seema set new marks". Sportstar. 2004-07-03. Retrieved 2009-10-04. 
  4. ^ "Women's 4 x 400m team sets national mark". Rediff.com. 2004-06-28. Retrieved 2009-10-04. 
  5. ^ "Olympic Games 2004 - Results 08-27-2004 - 4x400 Metres Relay W Heats". IAAF. Retrieved 2009-10-04. 
  6. ^ "Olympic Games 2008 - Results 08-22-2008 - 4x400 Metres Relay W Heats". IAAF. Retrieved 2009-10-04. 
  7. ^ "Intense competition within the Indian team". Rediff.com. 2008-03-05. Retrieved 2009-10-04. 
  8. ^ "Arjuna Award". Retrieved 2009-09-04. 
  9. ^ "Manjit Kaur". Retrieved 2012-06-10. 

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