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Kamaljeet Sandhu

Kamaljeet Sandhu
Personal information
Full nameKamaljeet Kaur Sandhu
Born20 August 1948[1]
Firozpur, Punjab, India
Country India
Achievements and titles
Personal best55.6 (1972)
Medal record
Women's athletics
Representing  India
Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 1970 Bangkok 400 m[2]

Kamaljeet Kaur Kooner nee Sandhu (born 20 August 1948) is a female Indian athlete who won gold medal at 1970 Bangkok Asian Games in 400 m race. She ran the distance in 57.3 seconds. She is the first Indian woman athlete to win an individual gold medal at Asian games.[3] She is from Punjab state in India. She received Padma Shri award in 1971.[3] 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. She is also an alumna of Scindia Kanya Vidyalaya.[4]


  1. ^ Kamaljit Sandhu at Tilastopaja (registration required)
  2. ^ "MEDAL WINNERS OF ASIAN GAMES". Athletics Federation of India. Retrieved 18 July 2021.
  3. ^ a b "Women's Day Special: From Mother Teresa to Kamaljit Sandhu, women who have made India proud". India Times. Mumbai Mirror. 9 March 2017. Retrieved 9 March 2017.
  4. ^ "Sprint queen on payback run". ABP. The Telegraph. 6 September 2003. Archived from the original on 12 March 2017. Retrieved 9 March 2017.

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