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FULL NAME: Seeta Jena
SEX: Female
BORN: March 30, 1987.
HOME ADDRESS: Sagadia Martha Street, Berhampur, Ganjam, Odisha, India.
FAMILY: Father (Arakshita Jena), mother (Annapurna Jena), three elder brothers (Babu, Rajendra, Manas) and one younger brother (Rama Krishna).
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION: Plus Three Final Year Arts student
HOME CLUB: Balunkeswar Byayam Kendra, Berhampur
COACH: Narasingha Sethi (Mobile: 986126042) incomplete number

CAREER PERFORMANCE/ACHIEVEMENT:

NATIONAL:

*     Won two gold and one silver medal lifting a total of 181kg (76+105) in the 63kg category of the Senior National Weightlifting Championship at Berhampur on Dec 27, 2011.
*     Bagged a bronze medal in women`s 69kg category, lifting a total of 171 kg in the 34th National Games at Jamshedpur, Jharkhand on February 24, 2011.
*     Won one bronze medal in the Senior National Weightlifting Championship at Jharkhand in 2010.
*     Won one bronze medal in the Senior National Weightlifting Championship at Bangalore in 2010.
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Won one silver and one bronze medals in the Senior National Weightlifting Championship at Rajasthan in 2009.
* Won one silver and one bronze medals in the Senior National Weightlifting Championship at Pune in 2008.
*     Won a silver medal in the All-India Inter University Championship in 2008.
*     Won a silver medal in the 19th Junior Women’s National Weightlifting Championship at Chennai in 2007.
*     Won a gold medal in the All-India Inter-University Championship at Punjab in 2006.
*     Bagged three silver medals in the Junior National Championship at Chennai in 2006.
*     Secured a silver medal in the All-India Women’s Weightlifting Championship at Lucknow (UP) in 2004.

INTERNATIONAL:
*     Finished fourth in the Asian Youth Weightlifting Championship at Pattaya City, Thailand in 2003.
*     Bagged two gold and one silver medals in 63kg category of the 1st South Asian Weightlifting Championship at Nepalgunj in Nepal on March 23, 2012.

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
*     She was a good student, which was evident from the fact that she obtained first class in the High School examination.
*     Her eldest brother Babu introduced her to weightlifting when she was studying Class-V.
*     She started her training by doing sit-ups with a lathi on her shoulder.
*     A crying Seeta gave up the sport after she was given physical punishment by her brother for erring in technique.
*    She resumed her training three years later at Hanuman Club after her home tutor enquired whether she was continuing her association with the sport.
*     But her blossoming career took a nose-dive due the knee injury she suffered while training at the Hanuman Club in 2006.
*     Instead of helping her out, Hanuman Club advised her to say good bye to weightlifting.
*     Though the District Collector sanctioned her Rs 10,000 for the knee-treatment, she could not get the money due to red-tapism.
*     Despite winning so many national medals, she received only Rs 7,000 as cash incentive from the State Government.
*     Appeared three times for job in Odisha (Berhampur) Police Department, but was rejected every time on the ground that she was short in height (5.6 feet).
*     Seeta is not going for knee surgery as she feels that it would not be helpful to pursue her career in weightlifting.
*     She needs to spend a minimum of Rs 10,000 per month for three months before a National championship and her family is not able to afford it.
*     Despite winning around a dozen medals for Odisha for in the National championships Seeta has never received a penny from the State Government`s annual Cash Incentive Scheme for Outstanding Sportspersons.
*     Despite her outstanding achievement, she remains jobless till date.

PROFILE FIRST UPLOADED: March 24, 2011
PROFILE LAST UPDATED: March 25, 2013


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