Praveen Chithravel is a track and field athlete from India. He is a triple jumper who is just starting out in his career but will undoubtedly deliver big for India. Yoandri Betanzos is his coach. At the National Inter State Senior Athletics Championships, he became the latest triple jumper to breach the 17m mark.
He has also qualified for the World Athletics Championships and the Commonwealth Games in 2022 by accomplishing this feat.
Praveen Chithravel Commonwealth Games 2022
It is an incredible achievement for young Praveen to qualify for the Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham this year. Praveen Chitravel hasn’t been home in eight months to ensure he’s been working hard in preparation for the tournament.
When questioned about his plans for the Commonwealth Games, he quoted his favorite actor Kamal Hasan line pathukalam da (we’ll see what happens).
Praveen Chithravel was born in Tamil Nadu on June 5, 2001. He had always been interested in sports and aspired to represent India on a global scale. He was born into a low-income household in Thanjavur; his father is a daily wage agricultural laborer, and his mother is a homemaker.
He has a younger brother and an older sister. Praveen worked really hard to improve his skills, and as a consequence, he won gold at the inaugural Khelo India School Games.
|Birth Place||Thanjavur district Tamil Nadu|
|Age||21 years old (as of 2022)|
|Category||Men’s Triple Jump|
|Mother’s Name||Prema Chithravel|
|Siblings||Elder sister and a younger brother|
|Height||In Feet: 5’11”
In cms: 180 cm
|Weight||In Kg: 75 kg
In Pounds: 165 lbs
Career and Achievements
Praveen’s career began with a bang when, at the age of 17, he won a bronze medal at the Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires. He also won gold at the first Khelo India Games. In the Junior National Championships, he took silver.
Praveen Chithravel’s breakthrough moment came in the 61st Inter-State Senior Athletics Championships in Chennai, when he became the first Indian athlete to clear 17 meters in the triple jump. He jumped 17.18m, which is higher than the world championships qualification record of 17.17m.
This was the moment the 21-year-old had been anticipating. He has proven that he belongs among the top young Indian athletes. To get to this point, he had to overcome poverty. His father’s modest income could not cover the cost of his education. As a result, he had to work extra hard to get to where he is now.
Praveen has also triumphed in other competitions, winning a gold medal at the Federation Cup in Patiala in 2016. He presently holds the national record.
- Bronze Medal in Youth Olympics Games.
- Gold Medal in National Inter State Senior Athletics Ch., Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Chennai.
- Gold Medal at the Federation Cup in 2019.
Praveen Chithravel Height
He is blessed with an attractive personality which is enhanced by his black hair and black eyes. His height is 5 feet and 11 inches which is 180 centimeters.
He follows a regular and healthy diet in order to keep himself healthy with a weight of 75 kg or 165 lbs.
Weight: 75 kg
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Praveen Chithravel Net Worth
According to some Internet sources, his estimated net worth is around $200K approx.
Praveen Chithravel Wife
There is no information available with regards to his wife, girlfriend, and any relationships. It is believed that he is single and enjoyed his life with his family and friends.
Did You Know?
- Praveen Chithravel looks up to Neeraj Chopra, the Olympic gold medalist from Tokyo.
- Kamal Hasan is Praveen Chithravel’s favorite actor.