Pragyan Sahu Biography
Pragyan Sahu is an Indian athlete who plays for India and competes on international level. In the women’s 100-meter hurdles event at the Khelo India University Games last week, young hurdler Pragyan Prasanti Sahu broke the previous meet record set by her elder Jyothi Yarraji.
After putting on an amazing performance at the recently finished Senior Federation Cup in Ranchi, Pragyan Prasanti Sahu made an outstanding comeback by winning the gold in the 100-meter hurdles event at the KIUG with a time of 13.63 seconds. Jyothi set the previous record in 13.77s.
Pragyan also beat the cutoff time for the Asian Games qualification, the Inter-State Athletics Championships in Bhubaneshwar, which will take place later this month.
“After my performance in the tournament of Senior Federation Cup, I needed this victory very much because I literally missed a medal in the respective tournament and finished as fourth,” the athlete, Pragyan Prasanti Sahu, remarked after winning the KIUG gold. It was crucial for me to start out strong, and I’m happy to say that I was very much capable of achieving that. I’ll be inspired to keep performing at a high level and prepare for the upcoming international tournament with this gold for the country. I want to make sure I continue to produce consistently since I know our coach believes in me and I want to prove myself to them.
Seven Reliance Foundation athletes competed at the KIUG 2023, including Pragyan.
Won the Gold medal for the state in women’s 100m hurdles event of the 66th Odisha State Athletics Meet, held at the city Cuttack from Dec 28-30, of the year 2018.
Won the Gold Medal for the country in U-20 girls 200m event of the 65th Odisha State Athletics Championship, held at Barabati Stadium, in the city of Cuttack from Dec 28-30, of the year 2017.
Won the Silver medal for the country in U-20 girls’ 100m and 400m hurdles events of the 64th Odisha State Athletics Championship, held at Barabati Stadium, in the city of Cuttack from April 2 to 4, of the year 2017.
Won the Gold Medal for the country in the long jump event of the 63rd Odisha State Athletics Meet, held at Barabati Stadium, Cuttack, from Dec 28 to 30, of the year 2015.
Full Name: Pragyan Prasanti Sahu
Date of Birth: 19th December 1999
Age: 23 Years
Parents of Pragyan Prasanti Sahu: Father (Partha Sarathi Sahu), Mother (Sukantimani Jena)
Home Address: Tikirapara, Basta, Balasore, Odisha, India
Academic Education: Studied at KIIT University, Remuna College, Balasore and Modern Public School, Balasore.
Type of Athlete: Hurdler and Long Jumper
Practice Place of Pragyan Prasanti Sahu: Permit Ground, Balasore, Reliance Foundation Odisha Athletics High-Performance Centre, Bhubaneswar
Coach: Kalinga Mohapatra
Teams Represented: Odisha, KIIT University, India