February 16, 2012 admin

KCW athlete Khushbir qualify for pre-Olympics camp in Japan

Amritsar, February 16, 2012 : The renowned-athlete and Khalsa College for Women (KCW) student Khushbir Kaur, who set a new national record in 5 kilometers Walk recently, has brought laurels for the College by qualifying to pre-Olympics camp, to be held in Japan, next month. She was undergoing
trials at National Institute of Sports (NIS), Patiala, where she qualified for the camp that will train her for London Olympics to be held in the year end, informed KCW Principal, Dr. Sukhbir Kaur Mahal. “Khushbir is happy and so are we over her achievement. She is basically an Olympics material and her goal is to represent country in the world event”, said Dr. Mahal adding that they would be honouring her on her arrival here. She will be contesting 20 kilometers Walk event and her present timing recorded is 1 hour 37 minutes and 46 seconds, which resulted in her selection. “The selection has
definitely boosted my morale and confidence. It is great to inch ahead towards Olympics”, said Khushbir. The BA First Year student, Khushbir said she had been working hard on her timing and would improve further under the able-guidance of the coaches in Japan, where she is heading early next month. Hailing from a lower middle class family, she had had her inspirations from her widow mother who despite the odds had helped her child to achieve big
in the sports. A winner of number of honours, she won Gold Medal in 20 kilometers walk event in the Open Indian National Athletic Championship held at
Kolkata recently. She completed the walk in 1 hour 45 minutes and 38 seconds. He timing in the five 5 kms Walk is 24.31 minutes in the inter-colleges athletic championship, held at Guru Nanak Dev University. Her earlier record in 10 Kms Walk was 49.21 minutes and she had won Gold Medal in 5 Km school national Walk held at Pune and Silver in the Asian Games held at Singapore last year apart from participation in youth Olympic Games. Dr. Tejinder Kaur, in charge of the sports wing of the college congratulated her and she thanked District Sports Office authorities for their kind cooperation and guidance for Khushbir’s achievement.

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