Source: Dainik Bhaskar

Santhi Soundarajan: Appointed As An Athletic Coach

Santhi Soundarajan ( born 17 April 1981) is an Indian track and field athlete. She is the winner of 12 international medals for India and around 50 medals for her home state of Tamil Nadu. Shanthi Soundarajan is the first Tamil woman to win a medal at the Asian Games. She competes in middle distance track events. She was stripped of a silver medal won at the 2006 Asian Games which disputed her eligibility to participate in the women’s competition. 

Achievements and Honours

Soundarajan has won 12 international medals and 50 national medals, including:

  • Gold Medal – 2005 Asian Indoor Games – 4×400 relay
  • Gold Medal – 2005 Asian Indoor Games – 800 meters
  • Silver Medal – 2006 Asian Games- 800 meters
  • Gold Medal – 2006 South Asian Games – 1500 meters
  • Gold Medal – 2006 South Asian Games – 4×400 relay
  • Gold Medal – 2003 International Peace Sports Festival – 5000 meters
  • Silver Medal – 2006 South Asian Games – 800 meters
  • Silver Medal – 2005 Asian Athletics Championships – 800 meters
  • Silver Medal – 2004 Asian Grand Prix, Bangalore – 800 meters
  • Silver Medal – 2004 Asian Grand Prix, Pune – 800 meters
  • Silver Medal – 2003 International Peace Sports Festival – 800 meters
  • Bronze Medal – 2003 International Peace Sports Festival – 400 meters

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