Husband: Romit Singh
Profession: Hammer Thrower
Age: 33 Years
|Real name||Sarita Singh|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters– 165 cm
in meters– 1.65 m
in feet & inches– 5’ 5”
• Shubhdeep Singh Mann
• 2016, New Delhi Federation Cup, New Delhi (61.81)
• 2022, National Federation Cup, CH Muhammed Koya Stadium, Thenhipalam (64.16)
• 2022, National Inter State Senior Athletics Ch., Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Chennai (62.20)
|Date of Birth||26 October 1989 (Thursday)|
|Age (as of 2022)||33 Years|
|Birthplace||Sambhal district, Uttar Pradesh|
|Hometown||Saidpur Jaskoli Village, Sambhal (Moradabad), Uttar Pradesh|
|School||• Kalyan Lodhi Inter College Shakarpur Sot. Shakarpur Sot Tehsil Sambhal, District Sambhal
• Sikh Inter College Narangpur
|College/University||Hindu College, Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh|
|Educational Qualification||Graduate Amrit Vichar|
|Relationships & More|
|Marriage date||13 February 2016|
|Husband/Spouse||Romit Singh (Athlete)|
Father– Parkash Singh (farmer)
Mother– Shakuntala Devi
|Siblings||She has two siblings. Her brother’s name is Harendra Singh.|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Sarita Romit Singh
- Sarita Romit Singh is an Indian track and field athlete who competes in the hammer throw.
- She started her sports journey as a long jumper. Later, she tried her hand at triple jumping; however, she could not win any medal in this.
- In 2008, she decided to try her hand at the hammer throw. Although some people doubted for her late entry into the game, she represented Hindu College at the All India Inter University Athletics Championships and won silver.
- In 2011, she got a job as a superintendent at the Western Railway; her husband is also an employee of the Indian Railways. During her job at the Indian Railways, Sarita decided to represent India in the hammer throw at international events and win medals for the country. In an interview, she talked about this and said,
It was only after winning a silver medal that I started dreaming of winning a medal for India at the international level and when I got the job in railways, I decided to win an international medal for sure in my career.”
- After her marriage, she trained under her husband, Romit Singh. In an interview, she talked about her supportive in-laws and said,
I am getting full support of my husband. He is a real motivator.”
- In 2016, she won gold at New Delhi Federation Cup in the hammer throw; her throw was 61.81 metres.
- In 2017, she created a new national record in the hammer throw with a throw of 65.25 metre at Federation Cup; she broke the record of Manju Bala’s 62.74 metre throw that she had scored in 2014.
- In 2018, she became disappointed after she stood fifth at Jakarta Asian Games, where she scored 62.03 metres in the hammer throw. In an interview, she said that she decided to continue her game even after having a daughter. She said,
I could throw hammer to 62.03 metres and finished fifth at the Jakarta Games. It was a big disappointment for me but after having a daughter, I thought to continue. I spent at the national camp. It was quite emotional for me when I met my daughter for the first time in six months after returning from the camp.”
- In 2018, she received a cash prize of Rs 5 lakh from the state government.
- In 2022, she participated in the Indian Open Throws Competition held in Patiala, where she won gold with a score of 61.78 metres in the hammer throw.
- In 2022, she qualified for the Birmingham Commonwealth Games. In an interview, she talked about this and said,
I have learnt from the mistakes that I committed in the Asian Championship and also at Jakarta. Now I am not going to repeat those mistakes. In fact, I wasn’t that experienced then but now things are far better and I am well prepared to make my presence felt in the international circuit.”
- In the same year, she won gold at Qosanov Memorial Women’s Hammer Throw.