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Manjeet Kaur Arjuna Award Awarded In 2005

Manjeet Kaur

Manjeet Kaur

Award Name : Arjuna Award

Year of Award : 2005

Award for : Sports and Games

Location : Jalandhar, Punjab, India


Manjeet Kaur is an Indian sprint athlete from Punjab who specializes in 400 metres. She set a new national record at the National Circuit Athletic Meet held at Chennai on 16th June 2004 finishing up 400 meters in 51.05 seconds breaking the previous record of K. M. Beenamol. Manjeet Kaur was born on 2nd April 1982 in Jalandhar in Punjab. She also participated in the 400 meters relay in 2008 Beijing Olympics along with Sathi Geetha, Chitra K. Soman and Mandeep Kaur and ended up in the seventh place. In Doha Asian Games in 2006, Manjeet led India to a stunning 4 x 400 metres relay gold. Earlier at the same event, she had also won a silver medal in Women's 400 metres race behind eventual winner Olga Tereshkova from Kazakhstan. In 2005, she was conferred the Arjuna Award for her contribution to the Indian athletics. Manjeet Kaur won the Gold Medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in 4x400 m relay event with Mandeep Kaur, Sini Jose and Ashwini Akkunji.