Who is runner Ankita Dhyani, biography, age, family, hometown birth place and Instagram

Who is runner Ankita Dhyani, biography, age, family, hometown birth place and Instagram

Here is all you need to know about Ankita Dhyani and her biography, an Indian athlete who claimed a silver medal at the Asian Indoor Athletics Championships

At Monday’s Asian Indoor Athletics Championships in Tehran, Iran, Ankita Dhyani won the silver medal in the 3000m competition.

Who is Indian runner Ankita Dhyani, biography, age, family, hometown birth place and Instagram

Following a close finish, Yuma Yamamoto of Japan won the race with an astounding time of 9:16:71, placing Ankita in second place with a timing of 9:26:22.

Ankita, who primarily competes in outdoor races over 1500 and 5000 metres, is winning her first major medal. In 2019 and 2020, she won the gold medals in both categories at the Khelo India competition.

Who is Ankita Dhyani?

Ankita Dhyani is an Indian athlete who was born in Uttarakhand on February 5, 2002. Running both long and middle distances is her speciality. Her hometown is Maroda village in Uttarakhand’s Pauri Garhwal district. She is coached by Scott Simmons.

A look at Ankita Dhyani’s career

At the high altitude of 1400 metres, in her village, she used to run with the large boys preparing for Army selections.

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Dhyani, competing at the junior level, qualified for the 2021 World U-20 Athletics Championships by earning gold in the 1500 and 5000 metres at the Federation Cup U-20 Championships in Sangrur in January of that year. Later, she placed eighth at the Worlds U-20 in Nairobi.

At the Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, Youth Nationals, she took home the gold in the 200m in 2018. Next year, she took first place in the 1500m at Ranchi’s Junior Nationals. The same year, in 2019, she took home gold in the 1500 and 5000 metres in the Pune Khelo India Youth Games.

In Guwahati, 2020, she took home gold in the 1500 and 5000 metres at the Khelo India Youth Games. The following year, in the 1500 and 5000 metres in the Pune Khelo India Youth Games, she won gold.

At the Junior National Championships 2021 in Guwahati, she took home gold in the 1500 and 5000 metres. She broke Sunita Rani’s 23-year-old record of 16:21.59 in the 5000 metres by clocking a Junior National record of 16:21.19.

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At the Federation Cup Junior u-20 Athletics Championships 2021, in Sangrur, Punjab, in January, she took home gold in the 1500 and 5000 metres. She earned a spot in the 1500m race at the Asian Athletics Championships in Thailand in May last year.

Renowned long-distance coach Scott Simmons, who has also taught well-known Indian athletes Avinash Sable, Parul Chaudhary, and Jinson Johnson, among others, hosted Ankita Dhyani for a training camp in the United States in 2023.

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Ankita Dhyani’s parents

Ankita Dhyani has mentioned her parents several times being her heavy support however, we don’t know their names. She is one of the four children of her parents, according to reports.

Ankita looks to qualify for Paris 2024

Ankita Dhyani faces a daunting task in 2024 if she hopes to make it to the Olympics in Paris. She needs to beat her previous best time by over 40 seconds, with the cutoff time being 14:52.00. The deadline for qualifying is June 30, 2024.

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