|Full name||Soundararajan Arokia Rajiv|
|Born||22 May 1991|
Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India
|Height||175 cm (5 ft 9 in)|
|Weight||65 kg (143 lb)|
|Sport||Track and field|
|Coached by||Mohhamad Kunhi (personal)|
Bahadur Singh Chauhan (national)
Radhakrishnan Nair (national)
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||45.37 (doha 2019)|
|Updated on 28 August 2018.|
Subedar Arokia Rajiv (born 22 May 1991) is an Indian sprinter and a Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) in Indian Army who specialises in the 400 metres distance. He won silver medals in the men's and mixed 4 × 400 m relays at the 2018 Asian Games and placed third in the individual 400 m in 2014. He won medals in both the 400 m and 4 × 400 m events at the 2016 South Asian Games and 2017 Asian Championships. He competed in the relay at the 2016 Summer Olympics. He competed in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in the Men's 4 × 400 m relay event where the Indian team broke the Asian and National Records and clocked a time of 3:00.25.
Rajiv began his career as a long jumper before taking to 400 metres. At the 2019 Asian Championship, he Finished 4th Place, clocking 45.37 seconds in the final. In the process, he bettered his previous best of 45.92 seconds, which he had achieved at the Asian Games in Incheon on 28 th September 2014. Enrolled into the 8th Battalion of the Madras Regiment of Indian Army on March 15, 2011, Subedar Arokia Rajiv was honoured by the President of India Ram Nath Kovind in New Delhi with the prestigious Arjuna Award for his outstanding contribution in Athletics in 2017. Subedar Arokia Rajiv becomes the second Arjuna Awardee from the Madras Regiment after Havildar Peter Thangaraj who had received the Award for his outstanding achievements as India's football goalkeeper.
|2013||Asian Championships||Pune, India||6th||400 m||46.63|
|4th||4 × 400 m relay||3:06.01|
|2014||Asian Games||Incheon, South Korea||400 m||45.92|
|4th||4 × 400 m relay||3:04.61|
|2017||Asian Championships||Bhubaneswar, India||400 m||46.14|
|4 × 400 m relay||3:02.92|
|2018||Commonwealth Games(Heat 2)||Gold Coast, Australia||H2- 2nd||4 × 400 m relay||3:04.051|
1Did not finish in the final
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Media related to Arokia Rajiv at Wikimedia Commons