Dhanalakshmi Sekhar

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Dhanalaxmi Sekhar Bio

Dhanalakshmi Sekhar, an Indian Athlete, and Sprinter shot to fame overnight with her sensational speed. She began her career in 2018, where she finished third in both 100m and 200m sprints at the Tamil Nadu State Championships held in Tirunelveli. Dhanalakshmi has also made it to the Tokyo Olympics via the mixed 4x400m relay team. She proved out and surprised the nation with her speed back in March, by running in the 400 m trials, where, she clocked 54.27 seconds to finish third in the trials and made her way into the Indian Olympic contingent. She is considered to be the 100m, 200m sprint specialist. She is well-known also for backing down the gauntlet at Dutee Chand and Hima Das for the title of India’s sprint queen during the 2021 Federation Cup by topping three Indian sprint queens in as many days. Her second feat also saw her break the legendary PT Usha’s meet record in the Federation Cup in 200m, which was set 23 years back, about a year before she was born. She also kicked off 2021 with gold medals both in the 100m and 200m at the Tamil Nadu state meet held in Sivakasi back in January.

Dhanalakshmi Sekhar Bio

Dhanalakshmi Sekhar 
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NameDhanalakshmi Sekhar
ProfessionIndian Athlete-Sprinter
Known for Beating India’s top 100m women’s runner Dutee Chand to the gold at 2021 FC
Coach Manikandan Arumugan (31-year-old)- South-Indian Railway Employee
Personal Information
Date of Birth5th June 1998
Age (as in 2021)23 years
Birth PlaceGudur, Tiruchirappalli district of Tamil Nadu.
Current HometownGudur, Tiruchirappalli district of Tamil Nadu.
ReligionHindu
NationalityIndian
Family and Relationships
ParentsFather: Name Not Known (lost at he young age in school)
Mother: Name not Known (Domestic Servant)
SiblingsSisters: 2 (Lost one due to illness)
Marital statusSingle
SpouseNot Yet Married
Education
SchoolNot Known
College/UniversityAlva's College, Mangalore
Educational QualificationBachelor of Arts (Graduate)
Favourites
HobbiesPlaying Kho-Kho, Listening to music, Travelling, Fitness
Career
Major WorksIn June 2018, she finished third in both 100m and 200m at the Tamil Nadu State Championships held in Tirunelveli.
In 2019, a bronze medal finish in the 200m in the Federation Cup in Patiala was followed by her first overseas meet at Pezenas, France, where she clinched the gold medal in 200m and silver in 100m.
In 2019 Inter-State Championships in Lucknow, Dhanalakshmi snagged bronze in the 200m event and was a part of the Tamil Nadu team which won gold in the 4x100m relay.
In 2020, won the silver behind Dutee Chand at the inaugural Khelo India University Games in Odisha.
In 2021 won gold medals both in the 100m and 200m at the Tamil Nadu state meet held in Sivakasi back in January.