Lalita Babar right and PV Sindhu being felicitated. I really liked doing it. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Lalita Babar breaks national record in m steeplechase, qualifies for final. English was a problem. In April , she again bettered the national record with a time of 9: She was recently honored with prestigious Arjuna Award by the President of India for her contribution in the field of athletics.
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Mental preparation is very important for a marathon; you also need to condition your body. Edited excerpts from an interview: Though they had high-class facilities to train, we in our village was not blessed with such amenities. At the time when I was training for the marathon, the weekly mileage used to be km. Arokia Rajiv misses Olympic mark, makes national record his own. And gabar far off are you from making a llaita run on the world stage?
Lalita Babar qualifies for 3000m steeplechase final
And since he has returned inI have been working with him. I was worried about how I would do there. There used to be events in the villages nearby, about 3- to 5-km runs, which had some prize money. Dealing with the struggles. She is currently supported by Anglian Medal Hunt Company.
Bqbar also got a job in in the Railways through the sports quota.
Lalita Babar exclusive interview: Journey from farms of Satara to Rio
You have to think about strategies—how to cross the hurdles most effectively, the water jumps. She thus decided to let compatriot Sudha Singh take the lead early on. In her childhood, Babar used to walk 4 kms to reach her school in the small village of Satara in Maharashtra. But there are no rewards for national competitions.
Hyvin Kiyeng Jepkemoi of Kenya won the women’s m steeplechase at the world championships. Since steeplechase is a technical event, I have to work on each of the components separately too. Retrieved 14 August But laltia my diet is mainly boiled vegetables, chicken or fish.
Lalita clocked nine minutes and Babar always knew she would return to the track after marriage.
Retrieved 15 August Marathon prize money gives that financial support because no other athletics event in India currently pays you well. People in the village were reluctant to let girls do sports, especially if you had to travel for competitions. But steeplechase needs constant attention to technique.
Lalita Babar born 2 June is an Indian long-distance runner.
They knew she had big dreams, some well beyond their imagination. We are a joint family; there were about 17 members living in the house, and the whole family was dependent on farming. How did you get into sports and athletics? A little while after she won the m steeplechase at the Federation Cup with a new national record of We work a minimum of hours every day, about three-and-a-half hours in the morning and about the same in the evening. Retrieved 2 November This despite the fact that so lailta athletes have qualified for the Olympics, and our timings are constantly improving.
This page was last edited on 4 Aprilat Tintu Luka, Sudha Singh and Lalita Babar have qualified for Rio Olympics in metres dash, and metres steeplechase, respectively.