Basanta Bahadur Rana Biography: Basanta Bahadur Rana is a Nepali-Indian athlete who specializes in 50 km race walking. He has represented Indian at the 2012 London Olympics. His personal best is 3:56:48, which is a national record.
Basanta Bahadur Rana was born on 18 January 1984 in Nepal. He lived in a hamlet which is 12 hours away from Kathmandu, Nepal. He joined the Indian army in 2002 and is currently serving at the Gorkha Regiment. Basanta grew up focussing on athletics and was a very determined kid. People around him in Nepal didn’t appreciate or support him in his sport but he didn’t give up and moved to India to pursue what he wanted.
Affiliations: Services Sports Control Board, New Delhi (IND)
Coach- Gurdev Singh
Personal best- 3:56:48 (London Olympics 2012)
Basanta Bahadur Rana, the best of the ‘B’ qualifiers in the 50 km has received training from the former national record holder Gurdev Singh. Basanta joined the Gorkha Regiment in 2002 which helped him immensely to train in the army premises. He used to train mostly on his entire day. Coming from a very humble background in Nepal, Basanta has had to struggle to fulfil his Olympic dreams. He could not afford to buy proper shoes for the event on his meagre sepoy salary. He still managed to participate in athletic events by following his passion wholeheartedly. Basanta qualified for the Olympics at the 2012 IAAF World Race Walking Cup in Saransk, Russia. Though he finished 36th in the 50km race walk event in the Olympics, he beat the previous national record by his mentor and coach, Gurdev Singh, setting a new national record of 3:56:48. He was always determined to silence those people who made a mockery of his sport and didn’t know his worth.
Date of Birth- 18 January 1984
Age (as of 2019)- 35 years old
Birthplace- Chamkipur, Nawalparasi, Kathmandu, Nepal
Zodiac sign- Capricorn
Hometown- Nawalparasi, Kathmandu, Nepal
Residence- New Delhi
School- Not Known
College- Not known
Occupation- Track & Field
Event- 50 km race walking.
Marital Status- Not Known
Net worth- Not Known
Qualification- 12th Pass.
Ethnicity- Not Known
Sexual Orientation- Straight
Favourite Actor- Not Known
Tattoo – NO
Height- 5-7.5 (172 cm)
Weight (approx.) – 168 lbs (76 kg)
Eye Color- Black
Hair Color- Black
Waist Size –30 Inches
Hip Size – 32 Inches
-Represented India in the 2013 IAAF World Championships in Moscow
– National record in at the Olympic Games 2012, London
– National record in at the 25th World Race Walking Cup, Sarahanska, May 2012
– Silver Medal at the Dublin Grand Prix, Ireland, 2011
– Bronze Medal at the Indian Grand Prix, 2011
– Represented India at the Russian Invitation Meet, 2010
– Represented India at the European Grand Prix Russia, 2008
– Represented India in the 23rd World Race Walking Cup 2008, Cheboksary, Russia
– Gold Medal at the Indian Grand Prix, 2008
– won the gold medal in men’s 50km race walk event on the final day of the 2016 National Championships
His net worth is not revealed.
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