Kamaljit Sandhu, First Indian Woman Athlete To Win Gold Medal In Asian Games, Jakarta In 1970.

Kamaljeet Sandhu is a former woman Indian athlete who won gold medal at 1970 Bangkok Asian Games in 400 m race.

She ran the distance in 57.3 seconds. She was the first Indian woman athlete to win gold medal at any Asian games.

She hails from Punjab state in India. She received Padma Shri award in 1971.

In 1971, she was one of the finalists in the World University Games held at Turin, Italy, in 400 metres race. She participated in the Women’s 400 metres at the 1972 Munich Olympics, bowing out in the heats.

Kamaljeet retired from athletics in 1973. She was also a national-level basketball and inter-varsity hockey player. She went to the 1982 Asian Games as the coach of the Indian women’s sprint team.

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