Subha Venkatesan (Athlete) Wiki, Height, Age, Family, Biography & More

Subha Venkatesan is an Indian athlete who competes in the 4×400 meters relay and 400 meters sprint categories. Subha participated in the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics. At the 2022 Asian Games, Subha won a silver medal in the 4x400m mixed relay along with teammates Vithya Ramraj, Muhammad Ajmal Variyathodi and Rajesh Ramesh. She also won a silver medal for the 4×400 meters relay at the 2022 Asian Games.

Wiki/Biography

Subha Venkatesan was born on Tuesday, 31 August 1999 (age 24 years; as in 2023) in Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu. He attended Boiler Plant Middle School in Thiruverambur, Tiruchirappalli. Subha later joined Bentinck Higher Secondary School, Chennai after being selected in the Center of Excellence (CoE) for Girls at Nehru Indoor Stadium, Chennai. The CoE is run by the Sports Development Authority of Tamil Nadu.

Physical Appearance

Height: 5′ 5″

Weight: 52 kg

Hair Color: Black

Eye colour: black

Subha Venkatesan, athlete

Family

parents and siblings

Subha Venkatesan’s father’s name is Venkatesan. He is a construction worker. Subha’s mother’s name is Poongodi and she is a housewife. Subha’s mother encouraged her to focus on sports from a young age. Subha has two elder siblings, a sister and a brother.

livelihood

Subha Venkatesan started participating in athletic sports when she was in school. Subha got her first pair of running shoes when she was in 7th grade, but she started winning races much before that. Once Subha joined the Center of Excellence for Girls in Chennai, she would go home once a year during the holidays and spend the rest of her time training and going to school. When Subha was in school, her brother-in-law used to help her by buying sports equipment. Subha trained under coach Indira Suresh since 2012 during her tenure at CoE. In 2016, Subha was selected to attend the senior level national camp (at Sports Authority of India – Netaji Subhash National Institute of Sports, Patiala) in Patiala, Punjab. During her time at the camp she trained under coach Galina Bukharina. Talking about her coaching, Subha said,

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We do a lot of running workouts, weights and power track-running while pulling 25 kg weight plates overhead. We do several sets of races. We train in the morning and evening.”

Subha Venkatesan, Revathi V., Dhanalakshmi Shekhar, Sarthak Bhambri and Alex Antony qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in the 4x400m mixed relay category.

Subha Venkatesan, Revathi V, Dhanalakshmi Shekhar, Sarthak Bhambri and Alex Antony, 4x400m relay team for Tokyo Olympics

Subha Venkatesan, Revathi V, Dhanalakshmi Shekhar, Sarthak Bhambri and Alex Antony, 4x400m relay team for Tokyo Olympics

In an interview Subha said,

After watching the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, my interest in participating in the Olympics increased significantly. Since then, my goal has been to be called an Olympian and I have always wanted to be one. Representing the country on this platform is an experience in itself and the pinnacle of Olympic sport…When the Olympic trials came, I was determined to give my best. It was something I wanted to achieve, I wanted to be there and here was my chance.”

The relay team finished 15th during Heat 2 of the competition. In 2023, Subha Venkatesan and her mixed relay team (Subha Venkatesan, Rajesh Ramesh, Aishwarya Mishra and Amoj Jacob) won the gold medal for the 4×400 meters relay at the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou, China.

Athletes Subha Venkatesan and Praveen Chitravel returning to India after the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou, China

Athletes Subha Venkatesan and Praveen Chitravel returning to India after the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou, China

record

  • Subha Venkatesan along with Muhammad Ajmal, Rajesh Ramesh and Vithya Ramraj set a national record for the 4x400m mixed relay in 3:14.70 seconds during the 2022 Asian Games.
    Subha Venkatesan with her 4x400m mixed relay team comprising Muhammad Ajmal Variyathodi, Rajesh Ramesh and Vithya Ramraj

    Subha Venkatesan with her 4x400m mixed relay team comprising Muhammad Ajmal Variyathodi, Rajesh Ramesh and Vithya Ramraj

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medal

Sleep

  • 2016: 4×400 meters relay at the Asian Junior Championships in Ho Chi-Minh.
  • 2016: Under 18 400m Sprint at the Indian U20/U18/U16 Championships in Coimbatore.
  • 2022: 400m sprint at the National Open Athletics Championships in Bengaluru.
  • 2023: 4x400m mixed relay with Rajesh Ramesh, Aishwarya Mishra and Amoj Jacob at the 2023 Asian Athletics Championships in Thailand.
    The 4x400m mixed relay team presents with their gold medal at the 2023 Asian Athletics Championships

    The 4x400m mixed relay team presents with their gold medal at the 2023 Asian Athletics Championships

  • 2023: 400m sprint at the Indian Grand Prix in Trivandrum, Kerala.

silver

  • 2018: 200m Sprint at the Coimbatore Indian U20 Championships.
  • 2018: 400 meters sprint at the Colombo South Asian U20 Championships.
  • 2018: 4×400 meters relay at the 2018 Asian Junior Athletics Championships in Gifu, Japan.
    The 4x400 meters relay team comprising Subha Venkatesan, Rachna Singh, Jisna Mathew and Nidhi Yogendra presents with their silver medal at the 2018 Asian Junior Athletics Championships in Gifu, Japan

    The 4×400 meters relay team comprising Subha Venkatesan, Rachna Singh, Jisna Mathew and Nidhi Yogendra presents with their silver medal at the 2018 Asian Junior Athletics Championships in Gifu, Japan

  • 2019: 400 meters sprint at the Memorial Jaroslava Broz in Pardubice, Czech Republic.
  • 2023: 400m Sprint at the Indian Grand Prix 5 in Chandigarh.
  • 2023: 4x100m relay at the Indian Grand Prix 5 in Chandigarh.

Brass

  • 2018: 400m Sprint at the Coimbatore Indian U20 Championships.
  • 2019: 400 meters sprint at the Memorial Josefa Sekkare in Brno, Czech Republic.
  • 2021: 200m Sprint at the Indian Grand Prix 1 in Patiala, Punjab.
  • 2023: 4x400m relay with teammates Rezoana Malik, Heena, Jyotika and Aishwarya Mishra at the 2023 Asian Athletics Championships in Bangkok, Thailand.
    Subha Venkatesan, Rezoana Malik along with Heena, Jyothika and Aishwarya Mishra pose with the 4x400m relay bronze medal at the 2023 Asian Athletics Championships in Thailand.

    Subha Venkatesan, Rezoana Malik along with Heena, Jyothika and Aishwarya Mishra pose with the 4x400m relay bronze medal at the 2023 Asian Athletics Championships in Thailand.

  • 2023: 4×400 meters mixed relay at the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou, China.
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achievement

As of October 2023, Subha Venkatesan is ranked 239th in the world rankings in the women’s 400 meters event.

Facts/General Knowledge

  • In an interview, Subha had said that she is not interested in watching films.
  • According to Subha, the best sprinting years for a woman are between the ages of 25 and 30.

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