Vaishnavi Vitthal Phalke Wiki, Height, Age, Husband, Family, Biography & More

Vaishnavi Vitthal Phalke is an Indian hockey player who plays in the midfielder position.

Wiki/Biography

Vaishnavi Vitthal Phalke was born on Tuesday, 23 December 2003 (age 20 years; as of 2024) in village Asu in Satara district, Maharashtra. Her zodiac sign is Capricorn.

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 6″

Weight (approx.): 50 kg

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Dark Brown

Figure Measurements (approx.): 30-28-30

Vaishnavi Vitthal Phalke

Family

Parents & Siblings

Vaishnavi Vitthal Phalke’s father, Vitthal Phalke, is a farmer who was earlier a wrestler. Her mother is a homemaker; however, there is not much information about her siblings.

Vaishnavi Vitthal Phalke with her parents

Vaishnavi Vitthal Phalke with her parents

Husband 

Vaishnavi Vitthal Phalke is unmarried.

Career

Hockey Player

In 2017, Vaishnavi Vitthal Phalke played in her first Sub-Junior National Championship, the 7th Hockey India Sub-Junior Women’s National Championship which was held in Ramanathapuram. In 2019, she participated in the 9th Hockey India Sub-Junior Women National Championship which was held in Kollam, Kerala. After her great performance at the Junior National Championship, she was selected in the Junior India camp. In 2021, she represented India’s women’s junior hockey team in the FIH Hockey Women’s Junior World Cup which was held in Potchefstroom, South Africa in which the Indian team stood at the fourth position. In September 2022, she was selected for the Senior National Camp after being part of the junior hockey team for three years.  In 2021, Vaishnavi Vitthal Phalke was announced as the captain of the 20-member Indian junior women’s team at the U-23 Five Nation tournament which was held in Dublin, Ireland in 2021. In 2023, she also represented the Indian Oil Corporation’s women’s hockey team and won the championship in the finals at the 3rd Hockey India Inter-Department National Championship which was held in New Delhi.

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Vaishnavi Vitthal Phalke (top, fourth from left) with the winning trophy of the 3rd Hockey India Inter-Department National Championship 2023

Vaishnavi Vitthal Phalke (top, fourth from left) with the winning trophy of the 3rd Hockey India Inter-Department National Championship 2023

In the same year, Vaishnavi Vitthal Phalke was selected for the Indian hockey team squad for the 19th Asian Games which were held in Hangzhou, China. The Indian hockey team won the bronze medal in the championship by defeating Japan by the score of 2-1.

Vaishnavi Vitthal Phalke posing with the bronze medal at the 19th Asian Games in China

Vaishnavi Vitthal Phalke posing with the bronze medal at the 19th Asian Games in China

In the same year, Vaishnavi Vitthal Phalke also took part in the Women’s Junior Asia Cup which was held in Kakamigahara, Japan in which the India team won the tournament finals.

Vaishnavi Vitthal Phalke posing with the trophy at the Women's Junior Asia Cup 2023

Vaishnavi Vitthal Phalke posing with the trophy at the Women’s Junior Asia Cup 2023

She made her Senior side debut with the 2023 South Africa tour which was held in Cape Town in which she was selected as the midfield player and scored 3 goals in the tournament. In 2023, Vaishnavi was part of the Indian women’s squad that won the title of the biennial six-nation Women’s Asian Champions Trophy which was held in Ranchi, India.

Vaishnavi Vitthal Phalke posing with the winning trophy of the Women's Asian Champions Trophy 2023

Vaishnavi Vitthal Phalke posing with the winning trophy of the Women’s Asian Champions Trophy 2023

Favourites

  • Film: ‘Chak De! India’ (2007)

Facts/Trivia

  • Vaishnavi Vitthal Phalke’s father participated in the ‘Kersari Kusthi’ which was a regional wrestling competition in Maharashtra; however, he couldn’t continue the sport due to financial constraints.
  • Vaishnavi fulfilled his father’s lifelong dream of playing for India.
  • Vaishnavi tried her hand at different sports before choosing hockey as her professional career choice.
  • In 2011, her father sent her to the Government Sports Academy in Pune for her basic hockey training and later, got her admitted to the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex Balewadi, Pune for her professional hockey training.
  • When she was 8 years old, Vaishnavi used to watch her father play hockey and as her interest in the sport grew, she eventually started playing against boys.
  • Vaishnavi Vitthal Phalke loves travelling and enjoys going to the beaches during her leisure time.
    Vaishnavi Vitthal Phalke enjoying at a beach in Chennai

    Vaishnavi Vitthal Phalke enjoying at a beach in Chennai

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