Kamaljit Sandhu: First Indian Woman Athlete To Win Gold Medal In Asian Games

Kamaljeet Sandhu, the first Indian woman to win an Asian Games gold, blazed the track in Bangkok in 1970. Learn about her 400m victory, Olympic journey, and life beyond athletics.

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Kamaljit Sandhu is the first Indian Woman Athlete To Win a Gold Medal In the Asian Games, Bangkok In 1970.

Kamaljit Sandhu is a former woman Indian athlete who won gold medal at 1970 Bangkok Asian Games in 400 m race.

She ran the distance in 57.3 seconds. She was the first Indian woman athlete to win a gold medal at any Asian games.

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She hails from Punjab state in India. She received the Padma Shri award in 1971.

In 1971, she was one of the finalists in the World University Games held at Turin, Italy, in 400 metres race. She participated in the Women’s 400 metres at the 1972 Munich Olympics, bowing out in the heats.

Kamaljit retired from athletics in 1973. She was also a national-level basketball and inter-varsity hockey player. She went to the 1982 Asian Games as the coach of the Indian women’s sprint team.

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