Manju Bala Biography, Commonwealth Games, Height, Age, Boyfriend, Family, & More

Manju Bala

Manju Bala is a track and field athlete from India who competes in the hammer throw. She won first place in the hammer throw at the 2022 National Inter State Senior Athletics Championships in Chennai.

She was nominated to India’s 37-member Athletics contingent for the 2022 Commonwealth Games. She was also chosen to represent India at the Asian Games in 2022.

Manju Bala Commonwealth Games 2022

In the 25th Senior Federation Cup Athletic Meet held in Kerala, he won the silver medal with a throw of 64.01m. Manju Bala, an Indian hammer thrower, has been selected for the Commonwealth Games 2022 as a result of this feat. The Commonwealth Games will be hosted in Birmingham, England this year.

Manju Bala

Manju Bala Asian Games 2022

Manju Bala has been picked for the Asian Games in addition to the Commonwealth Games in 2022. The Asian Games will be placed in Hangzhou, China, from September 10 to September 25.

At this ceremony, Olympic player Sapna Poonia, coach Parveer Singh, Subdeep Singh, Anil Poonia, Neeraj Jharoda, District Sports Officer Rajesh Ola, Subhash Yogi, and others stated that Manju Bala’s experience and hard effort will lead to further success and medals for India.

Early Life

Manju Bala Swami was born in Chandgothi, Churu district, Rajasthan, India on July 1, 1989 (age 33 as of 2022). Her astrological sign is Cancer. Manju has always been interested in sports and played volleyball until the ninth grade. She went on a school excursion to Jaisinghsar, near Bikaner, and saw an athlete flinging a metal ball with a chain attached to it for the first time.

Manju was instantly captivated by the sport and began practicing it after coming home. She was later discovered by coach Rajesh Poonia, who taught her. Manju went on to earn a bronze medal at school nationals and a gold medal at junior nationals. She came in fourth place at the Asian Junior Athletics Championships in Jakarta.

Manju Bala Parents

Vijay Singh, her father, has a tea shop on the Rajgarh-Pilani route in Chandgothi. Sandeep Kumar Swami, Manju’s brother, is deaf and dumb. At the nationals for outstanding athletes, he won a gold medal in the javelin throw. Munesh Bala Swami, Manju’s younger sister, is a boxer and a police officer in Rajasthan.

Name Manju Bala Swami
Nickname Manju
Profession Athletic player
Birthplace Ladunda, Rajasthan
Date of Birth July 1, 1989
Age 32 years old (as of 2022)
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Fathers Name  Vijay Singh
Mothers Name  Name Not Known
Category Hammer Thrower
Marital Status Married
Height 5 Ft 6 Inch
Weight 61 kg
Siblings Sandeep Kumar Swami and Munesh Bala Swami

Career and Achievements

Manju Bala is from the village of Ladunda in Rajasthan’s Jhunjhunu district. The Indian hammer thrower won her first gold medal at the 2012 Junior National Championships in Chennai.

At the National Federation Cup Junior & Youth Athletics Championship, Manju Bala also broke the U-20 National Record in the hammer throw. Manju achieved a new record of 52.26m in the competition, breaking Archana Brar’s seven-year-old mark of 49.55m. Manju Bala, an Indian hammer thrower, won the 60th National Open Athletics Championships in Warangal with career-best throws.

Manju Bala broke the women’s hammer thrower record with a career-best of 64.42m on her third attempt, eclipsing her Indian teammate Hardeep Kaur, who set the record at 61.67m in 2022.

Medals

Gold

  • 2021 Rajasthan State Championship, Sri Ganganagar (64.88m)
  • 2022 National Inter State Senior Athletics Championships, Chennai (64.19)
  • 2021 National Open Athletics Championships, Warangal (64.42m)
  • 2021 National Inter State Senior Athletics Championships, Patiala (61.08m)
  • 2019 National Inter State Senior Athletics Championships, Lucknow (57.71)

  • 2014 National Inter State Senior Athletics Championships, Lucknow (62.74m)
  • 2014 Federation Cup, Patiala (62.15m)
  • 2012 Railways Championships, Jabalpur (59.77m)
  • 2011 National Games of India, Ranchi (56.73m)

Silver

  • 2022 National Federation Cup, Thenhipalam (64.01m)

Bronze

  • 2014 Asian Games, Incheon (60.47m)

Manju Bala Height

She is blessed with an attractive personality which is enhanced by her black hair and black eyes. Her height is 5 feet and 6 inches which is 167 centimeters.

She follows a regular and healthy diet in order to keep herself healthy with a weight of 61 kg or 135 lbs.

Height: 5’6″

Weight: 61 kg

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Black

Manju Bala Husband 

Ramesh Mann, her husband, is an Indian Army soldier. The couple has a daughter (born in 2016) whom family members shall refer to as ‘Chinu’ and ‘China.’

After her marriage, she relocated to Ladunda, Surajgarh Tehsil, in Rajasthan’s Jhunjhunu District. She works as a tax inspector.

Manju Bala Net Worth

According to some Internet sources, her estimated net worth is around $100K approx.

Did You Know?

  • Her bronze medal from the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon was briefly upgraded to silver because the original gold winner, Zhang Wenxiu, failed a drug test. Zhang Wenxiu, on the other hand, received her gold medal after successfully overturning the doping ban after the Court of Arbitration for Sport approved her appeal, noting that her positive test was caused by tainted food.
  • She received the Maharana Pratap Award in the area of athletics from 2012 to 2013.

  • Manju Bala shattered the meet’s 19-year-old record during the 2021 National Open Athletics Championships in Warangal. She broke Hardeep Kaur’s 2002 record of 61.67m with a distance of 64.42m. Her 64.42m throw was also the second-best national record in women’s hammer throw, after only Sarita Romit Singh’s 65.25m toss.

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