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FULL NAME: Anuradha Biswal (Also known as Anu)
GENDER: Female
BORN: 28th March, 1975 at Balasore
PRESENT ADDRESS: Qrs No C-143, Nalco Nagar, Chandrasekharpur, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
PERMANENT ADDRESS: At Panchagarh, Po. Sergarh. Dist: Balasore, Odisha
FAMILY: Father: Rabindra Nath Biswal, Mother: Nibedita Biswal. Husband: Paramananda Routray, Anuradha has a daughter named Anshika (Kim), who was born on October 4, 2004
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION: MA, LL.B. At present studying MBA
PROFESSION: Works as Junior Manager (Sports Cell) in National Aluminium Company at Bhubaneswar
COACH: She received coaching under Panchanan Gantayat, Arun Kumar Das and Yuri Alexander
EARLY DAYS: Started her career at Rourkela under the guidance of Panchanan Gantayat. Spent many years at SAI Hostel, Cuttack and at the State Government``s Centre of Excellence at Bhubaneswar
BEST AND WORST MOMENTS OF CAREER: Winning the SAF Games gold and giving birth to daughter Anshika (Kim) are two most memorable moments. The worst is despite setting a National record she was not given the chance to compete in the Melbourne Commonwealth Games in 2006.

AWARDS/HONOURS:

*     She was conferred with the Biju Patnaik Sports Award for life-time achievement for the year 2013 by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in Bhubaneswar on August 29, 2014. The award carried a cheque of Rs 3 lakh.
*     Received the Biju Patnaik Sportsperson of the Year (2002) Award, carrying Rs 50,000, on March 5, 2003.
LIFE-TIME ACHIEVEMENTS: 80 gold, 50 silver and 37 bronze medals.


MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS:

NATIONAL:
YEAR 1987:

*     Won the under-15 girls 100m hurdles gold at Jalandhar. Thereafter she continued to win the event in various age groups of the National championships till 1995.
YEAR 1998:
*     Silver in women`s 100m hurdles at the Open National Championship at Calcutta.
YEAR 1999:
*     Gold with National Record in 100m hurdles at the Open National Meet at Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.
*     Gold with New National Record in 100m hurdles at the Federation Cup Meet at Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.
*     Gold in 100m hurdles at the National Games at Imphal, Manipur.
YEAR 2000:
*     Gold with National Record in 100m hurdles at the Inter-State Meet at Chennai.
*     Gold with National Record in 100m hurdles at the Federation Cup Championship at Lucknow.
YEAR 2001:
*     Gold with Games Record in 100m hurdles at the National Games, Ludiana.
*     Gold with National Record in the 100m hurdles at the Federation Cup Meet at Chennai.
YEAR 2002:
*     Gold in 100m hurdles at the National Games at Hyderabad.
*     Gold with National Record in 100m hurdles at the Circuit National Meet at New Delhi.
*     Gold with National Record in 100m hurdles (13.38 sec) at the Open National Meet at New Delhi.
YEAR 2005:
*     Returned to the track this year, after a lay-off of two-and-half years, She was overweight and felt embarrassed to train during day-time. Arranged a couple of halogen lights and practiced at night. It was really a tough task but hard work and determination paid off as she won the National gold within a year.
*     Wrote or rewrote National record seven times and National Games record once in 100m hurdles.
*     Won 100m hurdles gold in the Circuit National Meet at New Delhi.
*     100m hurdles silver in the Federation Cup at New Delhi.
*     100m hurdles silver in the Inter-State Meet at Bangalore.
*     100m hurdles gold in the 45th National Open Athletic Championship at Hyderabad (Nov 7-10).
YEAR 2006:
*     Gold with New Meet Record in 100m hurdles in the Federation Cup at New Delhi.
YEAR 2007:
*     Silver in 100m hurdles at the National Games at Guwahati.
*     Gold in 100m hurdles at the Federation Cup in Kolkata.
*     Silver in 100m hurdles at the Open National Meet at Jamshedpur.
YEAR 2008:
* Gold in women`s 100m hurdles in the Federation Cup Meet at Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.
Gold in women`s 100m hurdles (13.82 seconds) event of the 48th Inter State Senior National Athletic Championship at Madurai, Tamil Nadu on June 18.
YEAR 2009:
*     Won silver medal in women’s 100 metre hurdles event of the 49th Open National Athletics Championship at TT Stadium, Bhopal (MP), clocking 14.15 seconds on Oct 7, 2009.
*     Won the silver medal in women`s 100m hurdles event, clocking 14.18 seconds in the 49th National Inter-State Senior Athletics Championship at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Chennai on Oct 22, 2009.
YEAR 2010:
*     Secured a silver medal in women`s 100m hurdles event, clocking 14.04s in the 50th National Open Athletics Championship at Maharaja College Stadium in Kochi on May 17, 2010.

INTERNATIONAL:
YEAR 1992:

*     Silver in women``s 100m hurdles and bronze in 4x100m relay at the Asian Open Athletic Championship at Singapore.
YEAR 1995:
*     Bronze in the 100m hurdles at the SAAF Games.
YEAR 1998:
*     Two silver medals in 100m hurdles and 4x100m relay at the SAAF Athletic Championship in Sri Lanka.
YEAR 1999:
*     Silver in 100m hurdles at the SAAF Games in Sri Lanka.
YEAR 2000:
*     Gold in 100m hurdles at the Salwan International Athletic Meet in New Delhi.
*     Became the first Orissa woman athlete to represented the country in Olympic Games at Sydney, Australia (4x100m relay).
*     Gold in 100m hurdles at the Asian Open Athletic Championship in Thailand.
*     Gold in 100m hurdles (Natl Record) and silver in 4x100m relay at the Asian Athletic Championship at Jakarta.
YEAR 2002:
*     4th place in 100m hurdles of the Asian Games in South Korea.
*     Participate in 100m hurdles at the Asian Grand Prix Meet in Manila (Philippines) and Thailand.
YEAR 2006:
*     Participated in the 100m hurdles of the Asian Grand Prix at Thailand, Manila.
*     Gold in 100m hurdles (14.28s) and 4x100m relay at the SAF Games at Colombo, Sri Lanka.
*     Represented India in the 4x100m relay event of the Asian Games at Doha.
YEAR 2007:
*     Participated in 100m hurdles event of the Asian Grand Prix at Thailand.
YEAR 2008:
*     Silver in women``s 4x100m relay at the SAAF Athletics Championship at Kochi, Karala.

OTHER IMPORTANT DATA:
*     Established National record in women`s 100m hurdles, clocking of 13.38 seconds at New Delhi on September 8, 2002.
*     Orissa Cricket Association and Orissa Olympic Association jointly felicitated her with a cash award of Rs 30,000 for winning one silver medal in the 33rd National Games in Guwahati, Assam in Feb, 2007.

PROFILE FIRST UPLOADED: October 23, 2008
PROFILE LAST UPDATED: September 3, 2014


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