Khushbir Kaur
Country India
Date of Birth 1993-07-09
Age 27 years
Birth Place India
Major Teams India
Playing Details 20km Race Walk,10000m Walk,5000m Walk
Khushbir Kaur, Women 20km Race Walk, Athletics
  • Group
    19th Aug, 11:00pm
    Rank:54
    LOST

Achievements

  •  the first Indian woman to clinch a 20 km Race Walk silver medal in the Asian Games by bettering her personal best and setting a new national record in the process.
  • Bronze in 10,000m walk in the Asian Junior Championships 2012

 

Biography

Like Manish Rawat and Sandeep Kumar in the men's, this 23-year old from Amritsar qualified for the Rio Olympics with creditable performance in the IAAF Racing Walking challenge in Portugal in 2015. The national record holder which she made with her personal best of 1:33.07 min at the Asian championship in Japan, clocked 1:33:58 which was good enough for qualification.

 

In the 2015 world championship she came 37th after clocking 1: 38.53 in the 20 km. Khushbir came to prominence in the Incheon Asian Games 2014 when she won the silver medal in the 20km walk to become the first Indian woman to win a medal in this event in the Asiad. As a junior she had won a bronze in the 10 km walk at the 2012 Asian junior championship held in Colombo.