|Full name||Sudha Singh|
25 June 1986|
Amethi, Uttar Pradesh, India
|Height||1.58 m (5 ft 2 in)|
|Weight||45 kg (99 lb)|
|Sport||Track and field|
|Event(s)||3000 metres steeplechase|
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||9:26:55 (Shanghai 2016)|
|Updated on 9 July 2017.|
Sudha Singh (born 25 June 1986) is an Indian Olympic athlete in the 3000 metres steeplechase event.
Singh has held the national record in the same event for nearly seven years, once more to retrieve the national record in may, 2016.
Her best performance came in the 2016 Asian Games in Guangzhou, China when she won the gold medal with a time of 9:55.67. In addition, she made a new Indian National Record at the International Amateur Athletics Federation (IAAF) Diamond League Meet in Shanghai.
In June 2012, Singh qualified for Olympic Games 2012 after she broke her own 3,000m steeplechase national record with a timing of 9:47.70 secs. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, Singh finished 13th in her steeplechase heat and did not qualify for the finals.
In the 2014 Asian Games held in Incheon, South Korea, Sudha finished fourth, one place behind Lalita Babar who not only won the bronze medal in the 3000m steeplechase event but also broke Sudha's national record, clocking 9:35.37 in the process.
But when the gold medallist Ruth Jebet from Bahrain was disqualified on account of stepping inside the track before crossing the line, Sudha Singh was promoted and won the bronze medal.
In August 2015, Sudha Singh sealed her spot in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil with a 19th-place finish in the women's marathon event, one place behind O.P.Jaisha in Beijing. Sudha finished just behind Jaisha at 19th with a time of 2:35:35.
In May, 2016, she made a new Indian national Record in the International Amateur Athletics Federation (IAAF) Diamond League Meet in Shanghai.
Maharashtra's Lalita Babar, who qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympics in both the 3000m steeplechase and marathon, clocked 9:27.09 to win the gold and set the national record in world leading time while Sudha, representing Uttar Pradesh, came up with a timing of 9:31.86 and bettered the Rio Games qualification standard of 9:45.00 on the second and penultimate day of the Federation Cup National Athletics Championships in Delhi.
|2009||Asian Championships||Guangzhou, China||2nd||3000 m s'chase||10:10.77|
|2010||Commonwealth Games||Delhi, India||5th||3000 m s'chase||9:57.63|
|Asian Games||Guangzhou, China||1st||3000 m s'chase||9:55.67|
|2011||Asian Championships||Kobe, Japan||2nd||3000 m s'chase||10:08.52|
|2012||Olympic Games||London, United Kingdom||21st (h)||3000 m s'chase||9:48.86|
|2013||Asian Championships||Pune, India||2nd||3000 m s'chase||10:09.80|
|World Championships||Moscow, Russia||23rd (h)||3000 m s'chase||9:51.05|
|2014||Asian Games||Incheon, South Korea||4th||3000 m s'chase||9:35.64|
|2015||World Championships||Beijing, China||19th||Marathon||2:35:35|
|2016||Olympic Games||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil||30th (h)||3000 m s'chase||9:43.29|
|2017||Asian Championships||Bhubaneswar, India||1st||3000 m s'chase||9:59.47|
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