Our person of the week is Sudha Singh, who has been a consistent performer in the 3000m steeplechase event, holding the national record in the same event for nearly 7 years, once more to retrieve the national record in 2016.
Sudha hails from Raibareli district of Uttar Pradesh Resident of Raibareli district. 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.
For Sudha, it was a make or break race to make it to the Rio Games in 3000m steeplechase, and emotion took over her as she expressed relief of booking a Rio berth under pressure. She is also entitled for the Uttar Pradesh Rani Lakshmi Bai Awards 2017, under which the sports players are honoured by the government of UP.
Uttar Hamara congratulates Sudha Singh for her incredible feat!