Manpreet Kaur (Shot Put) Biography, Height, Age, Husband, Commonwealth Games, Family, & More

Manpreet Kaur

Manpreet Kaur (born July 6, 1990) is an Indian Olympic shot putter. Her gold-medal-winning performance of 18.86m at the 2017 Asian Grand Prix in Jinhua, China, proved to be a world-leading throw, propelling her to the top of the standings.

She also holds the Indian national record in the Women’s Shot Put at 17.96m. In the shot put, Kaur qualified to represent India at the Summer Olympics in Rio 2016.

Early Life

Kaur is the oldest of three children. Her father died when she was 13 years old. In 2006, her mother became paralyzed. Her father and cousins, who were also sports fans, sparked her interest in sports. Her cousins include a university-level 100m sprinter and a discus thrower, as well as her sister-in-law, who is also a shot putter.

She first trained for a year in the 100m, but her coach decided she would do better in the shot put, so she switched. She is from Patiala’s Sahauli village and works for Indian Railways.

Name  Manpreet Kaur
Profession(s) Athlete (Shot Putter), Railways employee
Height (approx.) in centimeters– 160 cm
in meters– 1.60 m
in feet & inches– 5’ 3”
Weight (approx.) in kilograms– 89 kg
in pounds– 196 lbs
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black
Coach/Mentor Karamjit Singh
Date of Birth 6 July 1990 (Friday)
Age (as of 2022) 32 Years
Birthplace Ambala, Haryana
Zodiac sign Cancer
Nationality Indian
Hometown Sahauli, Nabha Tehsil, Patiala District
Educational Qualifications She is a graduate.
Religion Sikhism
Marital Status Married
Marriage Date Year, 2008
Husband/Spouse Karamjit Singh (a TT at Patiala station)
Children Daughter-Jasnoor Kaur
Parents Names Not Known. (His father was a farmer.)
Siblings She is the eldest among three siblings.

Career and Achievements

  • Kaur finished ninth at the 5th IAAF World Youth Championships in Ostrova in 2007. She had a three-year layoff before returning in 2010 to shatter an 18-year-old national record in women’s shot put. She won the gold medal with a 17.96m throw at the 55th National Open Athletics Championship in Kolkata in 2015.
  • In her field, Kaur was the only Indian woman to qualify for the Rio 2016 Olympics.

  • Kaur won gold in the opening leg of the Asian Grand Prix Athletics Meet, setting a national record and topping the world season. Her best throw of 18.86m set a national record. With this result, she qualified for the IAAF World Championships, which will be held in London in August. The women’s shot put entrance standard for the World Championships is 17.75m.
  • In July, Kaur won the gold medal at the 2017 Asian Athletics Championships in Odisha.
• 2015 National Open Athletics Championships (Kolkata) with a performance of 17.96m (National record)
• 2017 Asian Grand Prix Athletics Meet (Jinhua) with a performance of 18.86m (not recorded)
• 2017 Asian Athletics Championships with a performance of 18.28m (not recorded)
• 2017 Federation Cup (Patiala) (not recorded)

• 2017 National Inter State Senior Athletics Championships (Guntur) (not recorded)
• 2022 National Inter State Senior Athletics Championship, Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (Chennai) with a performance of 18.06m (National record)

Four-year Suspension Over Doping Violation in 2017

She was given a four-year ban in July 2017 after testing positive for dope four times, first at the Asian Grand Prix meet in Jinhua, China (24 April), then at the Federation Cup in Patiala (1 June), the Asian Athletics Championships in Bhubaneswar (6 July), and the National Inter-State Championships in Guntur (16 July). In Jinhua, she tested positive for the steroid Metenolone.

She tested positive for the stimulant dimethylbutylamine in the other three meets in India. She won all of these competitions. As a result, she had to give up her gold medals and national records. Manpreet’s lawyers said that in April, while training at the Railway facility in Patiala, a kabaddi player from the Railways named Pradeep brought along an outsider named Gopal (also a kabaddi player). Manpreet claimed that she had a dispute with Gopal one day, after which he purposefully ruined Manpreet’s drink.

Her lawyers further claimed that Manpreet was a member of the International Association of Athletics Federation’s Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU), where she was tested on a regular basis and had a pristine record. NADA, on the other hand, maintained that Manpreet had failed to prove how the forbidden drug reached her system, citing the athlete’s claim of sabotage of her drink as a “poor state of the evidence.”

Manpreet Kaur Height 

She is blessed with an attractive personality which is enhanced by her black hair and black eyes. Her height is 5 feet and 3 inches which is 160 centimeters.

She follows a regular and healthy diet in order to keep herself healthy with a weight of 89 kg or 196 lbs.

Height: 5’3″

Weight: 89 kg

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Black

Manpreet Kaur Husband 

Manpreet Kaur married Karamjeet Singh, a university-level shot putter as well as a TT at Patiala station who also coaches her. She also has a daughter and is happy with her small family and enjoyed her life with her family and friends.

Manpreet Kaur Net Worth

According to some Internet sources, her estimated net worth is around $300K approx.

Did You Know?

  • She mentioned in an interview that her father encouraged her to pursue sports after seeing her cousin’s brothers, who were also athletes. One was a 100m sprinter, and the other was a discus thrower. Her sister-in-law, on the other hand, was a shot putter.
  • Manpreet started out as a 100m sprinter, for which she trained for a year. Ultimately, her cousin’s brother advised her to choose shot put because she had a higher chance of excelling in the sport.
  • Her father died when she was 13, leaving her with a difficult childhood. Her mother became paralyzed in 2006.
  • She began her junior athletic career the same year.

  • She obtained a job with Indian Railways after finishing Class 12 and then went on to get her graduation.
  • In 2007, she finished ninth in the 5th IAAF World Youth Championships in Ostrova.
  • Manpreet Kaur and Karamjit Singh originally met in Patiala, where they were both training under Manpreet’s cousin Jagjit Singh.
  • Her 2008 marriage was followed by a dismal performance in the Commonwealth Games in 2010, following which she took a break and wanted to start a family.
  • She began training under her spouse in 2013 after giving birth to a daughter and competed in the 2013 National Games (Jharkhand).
  • She qualified for the Olympic Games in Rio 2016 with a result of 17.96m in the 2015 National Open Athletics Championships in Kolkata. She broke Harbans Kaur’s long-standing national record with 17.46m set in 1997.

  • Her throw in Rio, though, was 17.06m, and she finished 13th overall. Only the top 12 qualified for the final.
  • Her gold-medal performance of 18.86m at the 2017 Asian Grand Prix pushed Olympic champion Michelle Carter of the United States to second place, with her best throw that season being 18.54m.
  • She won gold in the 22nd Asian Athletics Championships in 2017 with a throw of 18.28m.
  • She received a four-year suspension for a doping infraction the same year.
  • When there was a national competition or certain events, we would set goals and execute a kind of mock competition or trial to outperform the genuine competitors.”
  • Manpreet Kaur surpassed her own shot put a national record in the National Inter State Senior Athletics Event 2022, qualifying for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games by clocking 18.06m on Day 2 of the championship after serving a four-year drug ban. The CWG qualification mark was 17.76m.

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