November 17, 1990 |
Kalleda, Warangal, Telangana
Pranitha Vardhineni (born 17 November 1990, in Kalleda village in Warangal, Andhra Pradesh) is an Indian archer. She attended Rural Development Foundation's Kalleda Rural School before she was selected to attend the Tata Archery Academy. She had been employed at the Indian railways, Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh, and resigned to join the Sports Authority of India as an archery coach.
2008 Summer Olympics
Vardhineni contested in the women's individual and team events at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, but failed to reach the finals in both events. She teamed up with Dola Banerjee and Bombayala Devi in the team event. They were ranked sixth in the qualifiers. They got a bye in the round of 16, but lost to China by 206-211 in the quarterfinals. In the individual event, she was ranked 37th in the qualifiers. She defeated Jane Waller of Australia by 106-100 in the round of 64, but lost to Kwon Un Sil of North Korea by 99-106 in the round of 32.
- Athlete biography: Pranitha Vardhineni, beijing2008.cn, ret: August 23, 2008
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