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 is an Indian discus thrower. She led an Indian clean sweep in the women's discus final on 11 October 2010, winning the Delhi Commonwealth Games gold medal with a throw of 61.51 metres. ...more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Agroha, Indiasee more on Krishna Poonia
Mayookha Johny 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 14.11m. She is the first Indian woman to cross the 14m mark. ...more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Kozhikode district, India
Om Prakash Singh Karhana
Om Prakash Singh Karhana is an Indian shot putter. He is 6 feet 7 inches tall and weighs 138 kilograms. He trains at the Salwan Throws Academy and is supported by Olympic Gold Quest, a not-for-profit foundation to identify and support Indian athletes. 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 the 2012 London Olympics. ...more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Gurgaon, India
Renjith Maheshwary 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, and the 2013 World Championships but did not reach the final. He represented India at the 2008 Beijing Olympics as well as in 2012 London Olympics. In 2012 London Games Renjith Maheshwary's dismal show, as in the last year's World Championships in Daegu, committing three consecutive foul jumps at the qualifying stage, stopped his Olympic campaign. Renjith, had performed badly at the Beijing Olympics too, where he came up with a best of 15.77m. Later, he tested positive for a stimulant but was let off with a ...more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Kottayam, India