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Name TINTU Lukka
NOC IND - India India Date of Birth 26 APR 1989
Residence Gender Female
Height 163 cm Weight 66 kg
Discipline Athletics

Athletics

Result
Date Time Event Phase Results
Rank Time Record
01 OCT 2014 19:10 Women's 800m Final Final 2 1:59.19 SB
30 SEP 2014 20:15 Women's 800m Round 1 Heat 1 1 2:04.28

Competition Highlights

RankEventYearLocationResult
Asian Games
3800m2010Guangzhou, CHN2:01.36
Olympic Games
10800m2012London, GBR1:59.69
World Championships
14800m2011Daegu, KOR2:00.95
154 x 400m Relay2013Moscow, RUS3:38.81
Diamond League
6800m2014Doha, QAT2:00.56
8800m2012Doha, QAT2:01.09
9800m2013Shanghai, CHN2:03.61
Asian Championships
14 x 400m Relay2013Pune, IND3:32.26
24 x 400m Relay2011Kobe, JPN3:44.17
3800m2013Pune, IND2:04.48
3800m2011Kobe, JPN2:02.55
Commonwealth Games
84 x 400m Relay2014Glasgow, GBRDSQ
11800m2014Glasgow, GBR2:03.35
World Junior Championships
10800m2008Bydgoszcz, POL2:06.51
144 x 400m Relay2008Bydgoszcz, POL3:44.13

Detailed Information

Biography
Occupation Athlete
Higher education Calicut University, Calicut, IND
Languages Spoken Malayalam
Club Railways Sports Promotion Board [RSPB], India
Coach PT Usha (IND) from 2001 (thehindu.com, 07 May 2014)
Sporting / famous Relatives Her mother, Lissy, was a state-level long jumper in the 1980s. (Outlook India, 23 Nov 2009)
International debut 2010 for India, International Tournament (Brussels) (bywaystar.com, 25 Jun 2011)
Injuries At the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou, China she aggravated a hamstring injury and missed the next four months of competition. She began training again in April 2011. (indianexpress.com, 12 Aug 2011)
Additional Information Start of sporting career
She began her running career in 2002 at the Usha School of Athletics in Calicut, India. (keralaathletics.org, 30 May 2013)

Reason for taking up this sport
She was brought to Usha's training school in Kinalur after her uncle saw an advertisement in the newspaper. (Outlook India, 23 Nov 2009)

Ambitions
To improve on the bronze medal she won at the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou, China, by winning gold at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. (articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com, 29 Aug 2014)

Sporting philosophy / motto
"I'm never tense. I rehearse the event mentally. I pass through every phase of the lap, sticking to my time for each segment, right up to the victory stand." (Outlook India, 23 Nov 2009)

Awards
She won the Arjuna Award in 2014, an accolade that recognises outstanding achievement in national sports. (articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com, 29 Aug 2014)

In 2012 she won the R.V. Raja Award, from the Indian government. (thehundu.com, 16 Jul 2012)

General
LONG ROAD TO SUCCESS
She grew up in a remote village and had to walk 5km to school each day. She had a talent for running and moved to coach PT Usha's school after her uncle read an advertisement about it in the newspaper. She was soon quicker than every girl in the school and had to race the boys for training. (sports.ndtv.com, 09 Aug 2012)