Navjeet Dhillon (born March 6, 1995) is an Indian track and field athlete who specializes in discus throwing. Her current global ranking in the Women’s Discus Throw category is 46, and she is ranked 4165 in the Women’s Overall category. Her final throw of 57.43 m earned her a bronze medal in the 2018 Commonwealth Games, and she became the second Indian to win a medal at the World Junior Championships in Athletics in 2014. She has a personal best of 59.18 m (194 ft 1+34 in), which she set in 2018 at the Indian Grand Prix in February.
Dhillon had to wait more than two years to receive her financial award for her bronze medal at the World Junior Athletics Championship. She is hoping for a job offer from the Punjab government. She is currently working as an inspector for INCOME TAX.
Navjeet surely has fond recollections of the Commonwealth Games. Her final throw of 57.43 m earned her a bronze medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. She’d love to add to her medal collection. Navjeet has struggled in recent years, failing to make a meaningful impression in international tournaments.
The Commonwealth Games in Birmingham in 2022 provided her with an excellent opportunity to relaunch her career. All of India is hopeful that Navjeet can reprise her Commonwealth Games magic.
Navjeet Dhillon was born in Amritsar, Punjab on March 6, 1995. She comes from a sporting family. Her brother is a shot putter, while her mother is an Asian Games hockey medalist. Growing up, she had no shortage of sources of inspiration. Navjeet’s father, Jaspal Dhillon, has always pushed her to participate in sports and remains her staunchest supporter.
She was attracted to athletics as a child because she grew up in a sporting family. Her father, Jaspal Singh, is the official national shot put champion. Her mother, Kuldip Kaur, was a member of the hockey team that won silver at the Asian Games in 1986. Her older brother, Jasdip, won a bronze medal in the shot put at the 2008 Youth Commonwealth Games.
|Name||Navjeet Kaur Dhillon|
|Profession(s)||Athlete (Discus thrower), Income Tax Inspector, Former Railways employee|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters– 168 cm
in meters– 1.68 m
in feet & inches– 5’ 6”
|Date of Birth||6 March 1995 (Monday)|
|Age (as of 2022)||27 Years|
|Hometown||Rani Ka Bagh, Amritsar, Punjab|
|School||Sri Guru Harkrishan Sr. Sec. Public School, Amritsar|
|College/University||Khalsa College For Women, Amritsar|
|Parents||Father– Jaspal Singh Dhillon
Mother– Kuldip Kaur Dhillon
|Siblings||Elder Brother– Jasdip Singh (former track and field athlete, Punjab police officer)|
Career and Achievements
Dhillon, who was born in Amritsar, won the Indian junior discus title in 2010 and the national youth discus title in 2011. She made her international debut in Athletics in 2011, appearing solely in qualification, and won her first medal (a bronze) at the 2011 Commonwealth Youth Games. Dhillon won a shot put/discus double in the 2012 Indian Junior Championships and finished second to Subenrat Insaeng at the 2012 Asian Junior Athletics Championships.
Dhillon made her senior debut in the 2013 season, competing in both shots put and discus at the Asian Athletics Championships. More age category medals followed in 2014, as she finished third in the shot throw and second in the discus at the Asian Junior Athletics Championships.
She made a breakthrough in the 2014 World Junior Athletics Championships, winning bronze in the discus with a personal best throw of 56.36 m (184 ft 10+34 in). Following in the footsteps of fellow women’s discus thrower Seema Antil, she became the second Indian to win a medal at that championship.
As she advanced into the senior ranks, Dhillon topped the national podium in the discus in 2014 and 2015, as well as a shot put/discus double in the 2015 National Games of India. At the 2015 Asian Athletics Championships, she finished sixth in the discus. She did not compete internationally in 2016 or 2017, despite winning the shot put and discus national titles in both years. Dhillon took bronze in the discus at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, her first senior international medal.
• 2012 National Junior Athletics Championships in the shot put (14.89m) and discus throw
• 2014 Federation Cup National Junior Athletics Championships in the shot put with a throw of 15.89m
• 2015 National Games of India in the shot put with a throw of 15.67m
• 2018 Federation Cup in the shot put with a throw of 16.45m
• 2019 South Asian Games in the discus throw with a throw of 49.87m
• 2019 National Inter State Senior Athletics Championships (Lucknow) in discuss throw with a throw of 55.42m
• 2022 National Inter State Senior Athletics Championships (Chennai) in discus throw with a throw of 55.67m
• 2022 Qosanov Memorial Athletics Meet in the discus throw 56.24m
2022 Indian Grand Prix (Bhubaneswar) in the discus throw 58.03m
• 2018 Federation Cup in the discus throw with a throw of 57.75m
• 2014 Asian Junior Championships in the discus throw with a throw of 53.66 m
• 2012 Asian Junior Championships in the discus throw with 44.78m
• 2011 Commonwealth Youth Games in the Discus throw with a throw of 45.27m
• 2014 World Athletics U20 Championships in the Discus throw with 56.36m (184 ft 10+3⁄4 in)
• 2014 Asian Junior Championships in the shot put with a throw of 14.99m
• 2018 Commonwealth Games (Australia) in the discus throw with a throw of 57.43m
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 168 centimeters.
She follows a regular and healthy diet in order to keep herself healthy with a weight of 60 kg or 132 lbs.
Weight: 60 kg
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
There is no information available with regards to her husband, boyfriend, and any relationships. It is believed that she is single and enjoyed her life with her family and friends.
According to some Internet sources, her estimated net worth is around $500K approx.
Did You Know?
- Discus thrower Navjeet Kaur Dhillon is an Indian track and field athlete. She won bronze medals in athletics at the 2018 Commonwealth Games and the 2014 World Junior Championships.
- She was attracted to athletics as a child because she was born into a family of sportsmen. Jaspal Singh, her father, is a former national shot put champion. Meanwhile, her mother, Kuldip Kaur, was a member of the Asian Games hockey squad that won a silver medal in 1986. Jasdip, her older brother, won a bronze medal in the shot put at the 2008 Youth Commonwealth Games.
- She began her shot put training with her father and older brother. She won her first silver medal at nationals when she was 12 years old.
- During her college years, she was interested in cultural events, where she danced the Punjabi folk dance Gidha.
- In 2008 and 2009, she set U-14 and U-16 national records in the discus throw.
- She made her international debut at the 2011 World Youth Athletics Championships.
- At the age of 16, she won her first international medal and became the second Indian to do so at the 2014 World Junior Championships in Athletics, following Seema Punia in 2002. She had to wait more than two years to receive her financial award for her bronze medal at the World Junior Athletics Championships.
- Dhillon advanced to the senior ranks in 2013, competing in both shot put and discus throw at the Asian Athletics Championships. In the championship, she finished ninth in the shot put and seventh in the discus throw.
- In the Junior Federation Cup in 2014, Navjeet set a new national junior record of 15.89m in the shot put.
- The Punjab government awarded her a monetary prize of Rs 9.10 Lakh in 2015.
- Dhillon worked as a junior clerk with Indian Railways in Amritsar until 2018. She afterward worked as an income tax officer.
- She sustained a major groin injury in the first week of January 2018 and competed in the Commonwealth Games while taking three painkillers, winning a bronze medal.
- The Punjab government awarded Navjeet Kaur Dhillon a state-level cash award of Rs 40 lakh for her victory at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
- She has also received the Maharaja Ranjit Singh Award.
- She advertises MuscleBlaze goods on her Instagram account.
- (Nirbhau), which translates to ‘without fear,’ is tattooed on her left forearm.