Srabani Nanda Wiki, Height, Age, Husband, Family, Biography & More

Srabani Nanda is an Indian athlete who competes in the 100-metre sprint, 200-metre sprint, and 4 x 100-metre relay events. She has won several medals in various national and international competitions. She is one of the few Indian athletes to qualify for an Olympics and has trained in various countries including South Africa, Australia, and Jamaica.

Wiki/Biography

Srabani Nanda was born on Tuesday, 7 May 1991 (age 31 years; as of 2022) in Phulbani, Kandhamal, Odisha. Her zodiac sign is Taurus. She attended Shree Satya Sai High School and Government Girls High School, Phulbani. She completed her graduation from Ramadevi Women’s University, Bhubaneswar. She did a Master’s in Business Administration at North Odisha University (now Maharaja Sriram Chandra Bhanjadeo University). She was interested in athletics from a young age and started training with her father’s support. In 2012, she was appointed as a junior clerk at the East Indian Railway Company, and on 23 May 2016, she was appointed as a Junior Manager (Group -B) in the Odisha Hydro Power Corporation.

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 4″

Weight (approx.): 55 kg

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Black

Srabani Nanda physical appearance

Family

She belongs to a Brahmin family.

Parents & Siblings

Her father’s name is Banabihari Nanda, and her mother’s name is Subasini Rayguru. Her father is a retired clerk, and her mother is a headmistress at a local school. Her grandfather’s name is Biswanath Nanda, and her grandmother’s name is Swarnalata Nanda. She has a sister named Mousumi Nanda and a brother named Suraj Nanda.

Srabani Nanda (standing, in pink) with her parents and grandparents

Srabani Nanda (standing, in pink) with her parents and grandparents

Husband & Children

She is unmarried and has no children.

Religion

She follows Hinduism.

Career

Srabani Nanda runs in 100m sprint, 200m sprint, and 4 x 100m relay races. She joined the Government Sports Hostel in Bhubaneswar in 2002 and trained under Nila Madhab Deo and Tarun Shaw of the Sports Authority of India (SAI). She trained at the Mittal Champions Trust in South Africa and Australia in 2009 and 2011 respectively. She started participating in athletic competitions in 2007 and won medals in several national and international competitions. She completed the 200m race in 23.07 seconds at the XXVI International Meeting G.Kosanov Memorial in Almaty, Kazakhstan and qualified in the 200 m sprint for Rio Olympics 2016. She finished sixth in the heat level of the 2016 Olympics. She trained in Kingston, Jamaica with MVP Track & Field Club under coach Stephen Francis from 2018 to 2021. She participated in various local competitions in Jamaica and National Games held in Gujarat in 2022. She competed in the 4 x 100m relay in the 2022 Commonwealth Games held in Birmingham and finished in fifth place.

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Srabani Nanda during the inauguration ceremony of 2022 Commonwealth games

Srabani Nanda during the inauguration ceremony of the 2022 Commonwealth Games

Medals

Gold

  • 2008: 4x100m relay in the Youth Commonwealth Games at Pune
  • 2008: 100m sprint in the 24th Junior National Athletics Championship held at Mysore
  • 2008: 200m sprint in the 24th Junior National Athletics Championship held at Mysore
  • 2008: 100 sprint in 20th National Junior Inter-Zonal Athletics Championship Held at Jamshedpur
  • 2008: 200m sprint in 20th National Junior Inter-Zonal Athletics Championship Held at Jamshedpur
  • 2008: 100m and silver in 200m sprint in 53rd National School Games at Kolkata
  • 2009: Under-20 girls 100m in 25th National Junior Athletics Championship at Warangal
  • 2009: Under-20 girls 200m in 25th National Junior Athletics Championship at Warangal
  • 2012: women’s 100m sprint in the 77th All India Railway Athletics Championship in Bhubaneswar
  • 2012: women’s 200m sprint in the 77th All India Railway Athletics Championship in Bhubaneswar
  • 2014: 4x100m relay in the 54th National Inter-State Senior Athletics Championship held at Lucknow
  • 2015: 100m in the 19th Federation Cup National Senior Athletics held at Mangaluru
  • 2015: 200m in the 19th Federation Cup National Senior Athletics held at Mangaluru
  • 2015: 4x100m relay in the 55th Inter-State Senior Athletics Championship held at Chennai
  • 2015: 200m sprint in the 55th Inter-State Senior Athletics Championship held at Chennai
  • 2016: 200m in the 20th Federation Cup National Senior Athletics Championship held at Delhi
  • 2016: 200m in the 12th South Asian Games held at Guwahati
  • 2017: 200m in the 57th National Inter-State Senior Athletic Championship held in Guntur
  • 2017: 200m  in the 21st Federation Cup Senior National Athletic Championship at Patiala
  • 2022: 200m in the Indian Grand Prix 3 Athletics Competition in Bhubaneswar
  • 2022: 100m in the 61st AFI National Open Athletics Championships held at Bengaluru

Silver

  • 2008: 200m sprint in 53rd National School Games at Kolkata
  • 2010: 100m sprint in the 15th National Senior Federation Cup Athletics Championship in Ranchi
  • 2010: 4x100m relay at the 15th National Senior Federation Cup Athletics Championship in Ranchi
  • 2011: 200m sprint in the 51st Open National Athletics Championship held at Kolkata
  • 2012: 100m in the 16th Federation Cup National Senior Athletics Championship held at Patiala
  • 2012: 200m in the 16th Federation Cup National Senior Athletics Championship held at Patiala
  • 2014: 100m in the 18th Federation Cup National Senior Athletics held at Patiala
  • 2014: 200m in the 18th Federation Cup National Senior Athletics held at Patiala
  • 2015: 100m in the 55th National Open Athletic Championship held at Kolkata
  • 2015: 200m in the 55th National Open Athletic Championship held at Kolkata
  • 2015: 4x100m relay in the 55th National Open Athletic Championship held at Kolkata
  • 2016: 100m in the 20th Federation Cup National Senior Athletics Championship held at Delhi
  • 2016: 100m in the 12th South Asian Games held at Guwahati
  • 2016: 4x100m relay in the 12th South Asian Games held at Guwahati
  • 2016:  200m in Taiwan Open Athletics Championship at Taipei
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Bronze

  • 2007: 100m in the SAF Games in Colombo
  • 2007: 200m in the SAF Games in Colombo
  • 2010: 4x100m relay in the 19th Commonwealth Games held at Delhi
    Srabani Nanda posing with the bronce medal won in 2010 Commonwealth games

    Srabani Nanda posing with the bronze medal won in the 2010 Commonwealth games

  • 2013: 200m in the 53rd Senior National Inter-State Athletics Championship held in Chennai
  • 2014: 100m in the 54th National Inter-State Senior Athletics Championship held at Lucknow
  • 2014: 200m in the 54th National Inter-State Senior Athletics Championship held at Lucknow
  • 2015: 4x100m relay in the 35th National Games in Kerela
  • 2015: 200m in the 21st Asian Athletics Championship held at Wuhan in China
  • 2015: 100m in the first leg of the Asian Grand Prix Athletics Series at Bangkok in Thailand
  • 2015: 100m in the second leg of the Asian Grand Prix Athletics Series at Pathum in Thailand
  • 2015: women’s 4x100m relay in the second leg of the Asian Grand Prix Athletics Series at Pathum in Thailand
  • 2015: women’s 4x100m relay in the third and final leg of the Asian Grand Prix Series at Chanthaburi in Thailand
  • 2016: 100m in the 2nd Indian Grand Prix held at Patiala
  • 2017: 4x100m relay in the 22nd Asian Athletics Championships held at Bhubaneswar
  • 2018: 200m in the 58th Senior National Inter-State Athletics Championship held at Guwahati
  • 2021: 200m in The Destiny Meet held at Kingston, Jamaica
  • 2022: 200m in the 36th National Games held in Gujarat

Controversy

Srabani Nanda gave angry statements towards the conducting officials after the final of the 200m sprint event during the 61st National Inter-State Athletics Championships held in Chennai in June 2022. She finished fourth in the event and alleged that the event’s management was amateurish and poorly coordinated. She said that one day before the 200m final, the race start time was changed to 6:40 pm from the scheduled time of 5:10 pm. When she reached the call room, the race start time was changed again to 6:10 pm. Due to this sudden change in timings, she lost the time to warm up before the race. Also, in the call room, her lane was changed to 6 from 4; however, when she reached the track, it was again changed to 4. She said that each lane requires a different strategy, and such frequent changes frustrated her. Also, the announcers did not address Srabani’s name as an Olympian, and they instead announced Hima Das‘ name as an Olympian, who never even qualified for the Olympics. Srabani addressed these issues while speaking to the reporters and said,

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I am one of two or three female athletes to have qualified for the Olympics in an individual event. After all the hard work, when this happens minutes before the race, it affects you mentally.”

A technical official of the event dismissed her claims and said,

It was nothing, just a sticker change. How does that matter? We put the right sticker later.”

Facts/Trivia

  • She likes to draw and paint in her free time.
    A drawing made by Srabani Nanda

    A drawing made by Srabani Nanda

  • She regards Jamaican athlete Usain Bolt as her inspiration.
    Srabani Nanda (right) with Usain Bolt

    Srabani Nanda (right) with Usain Bolt

  • She was ranked number 1 in the 200m category and number 2 in the 100m category in the National Athletes Rankings 2017 published by the Athletics Federation of India (AFI).
  • She received the 24th Ekalavya award in 2016 for her achievements in sports. She received Rs 5 lakh cash and a citation.Srabani Nanda (right) awarded Eklavya award 2016 by renowned Indian athlete Milkha Singh

    Srabani Nanda (right) was handed the Eklavya award 2016 by renowned Indian athlete Milkha Singh

  • She lost her maternal grandparents during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Srabani’s personal best time is 11.36 seconds in 100 m and 23.07 seconds in 200m.
  • She could not attend the marriage of her only sister as she was training for competitions.

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