Famous Track And Field Athletes from India

List of notable or famous track and field athletes from India, with bios and photos, including the top track and field athletes born in India and even some popular track and field athletes who immigrated to India. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Indian track and field athletes then this list is the perfect resource for you. These track and field athletes are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known track and field athlete from India is included when available.

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  • Krishna Poonia (born 5 May 1977) is an international gold-medalist Indian discus thrower, 3 times Olympics participant, Padma Shri and Arjuna Award recipient, politician from Congress party and the current MLA from Sadulpur constituency in Rajasthan. She participated in 2004, 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games. In 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games, she won a gold medal. She has the current National Record for the longest discus throw of 64.76 meters.
    • Age: 40
    • Birthplace: Agroha, India
  • Mayookha Johny

    Mayookha Johny (born 9 April 1988) is an Indian track and field athlete from Kerala who specialises in long jump and triple jump. She holds the current Indian National record for triple jump with a mark of 14.11 m (46 ft 3 1⁄2 in). She is the first Indian woman to cross the fourteen-metre mark.
    • Age: 34
    • Birthplace: Kozhikode district, India
  • Om Prakash Singh Karhana

    Om Prakash Singh Karhana (born 11 January 1987) is an Indian shot putter. He is 6 feet 7 inches (2.01 m) tall and weighs 138 kilograms (304 lb). He trains at the Salwan Throws Academy, where he first began to learn how to shot put, and is supported by Olympic Gold Quest, a not-for-profit foundation to identify and support Indian athletes. He was originally a basketball player, but was approached by Lalit Bhanot, secretary of the Athletics Federation of India, to consider switching to the shot put.Om Prakash Karhana holds the Indian national record in shot put at 20.69 meters which he achieved in May 2012 at Szombathely, Hungary and he qualified for and competed at the 2012 London Olympics. ...more
    • Age: 36
    • Birthplace: Gurgaon, India
  • Renjith Maheshwary

    In this Indian name, the name Maheshwary is a matronymic, not a family name, and the person should be referred to by the given name, Renjith.Renjith Maheśwary (born 30 January 1986 in Kottayam, Kerala) is an Indian triple jumper. He finished fourth at the 2006 Asian Games and won the 2007 Asian Championships. He also competed at the 2007 World Championships, the 2011 World Championships and the 2013 World Championships but did not reach the final in any of those events. He represented India at the 2008 Beijing Olympics as well as in 2012 London Olympics. At the 2012 London Games as at the World Championships in Daegu, he committed three consecutive foul jumps at the qualifying stage, ...more
    • Age: 36
    • Birthplace: Kottayam, India
  • Sahana Kumari

    Sahana Kumari Nagaraj Gobbargumpi is an Indian athlete who competes in the high jump event. She is the current national record holder at 1.92 m.
    • Age: 40
    • Birthplace: Dakshina Kannada, India
  • Seema Punia-Antil (born 27 July 1983) is an Indian discus thrower. Her personal best throw is 62.62 m (205.4 ft), achieved at the Pat Young's Throwers Classic 2016 at Salinas (California) in the US.
    • Age: 39
    • Birthplace: Sonipat, India