Sarita Romit Singh is an Indian athlete, who participates in hammer throw competitions. In 2022, she participated in the Commonwealth Games held in Birmingham, England.
Sarita Romit Singh was born on Thursday, 26 October 1989 (age 33 years; as of 2022) in Sambhal district, Uttar Pradesh. She hails from Saidpur Jaskoli Village, Sambhal (Moradabad), Uttar Pradesh. His zodiac sign is Libra. She did her schooling at Kalyan Lodhi Inter College Shakarpur Sot. Shakarpur Sot Tehsil Sambhal, District Sambhal. She then attended Sikh Inter College Narangpur, Uttar Pradesh. She did her graduation from Hindu College, Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh.
Height (approx.): 5′ 5″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Parents & Siblings
Her father, Parkash Singh, is a farmer. Her mother’s name is Shakuntala Devi. She has two siblings, and her brother’s name is Harendra Singh.
Wife & Children
On 13 February 2016, she got married to the Indian athlete Romit Singh, who is employed in the Indian Railways. The couple has a daughter named Maahi.
Sarita Romit Singh with her husband and daughter
At the beginning of her career, she started her training in the long jump, and then she tried the triple jump, but she could not achieve any medals in it. In 2008, she started her training in the hammer throw, and then represented Hindu College at the All India Inter University Athletics Championships. She won a silver medal in it. She then participated in various state-level and national-level hammer throw competitions. In 2011, she was appointed as a superintendent in the Western Railways. While working there, she decided to represent India at the international level. During an interview, while talking about it, she said,
It was only after winning a silver medal that I started dreaming of winning a medal for India at the international level and when I got the job in railways, I decided to win an international medal for sure in my career.”
After her marriage, in 2016, she continued her training under her husband Romit Singh. In an interview, she said that her husband was a real motivator to her. In 2017, she represented India at the Federation Cup and made a national record in hammer throw 65.25 metres. In 2018, she participated in Jakarta Asian Games and finished at fifth position. During an interview, she shared that not getting any medal in Jakarta Asian Games was a disappointment for her. She said,
I could throw hammer to 62.03 metres and finished fifth at the Jakarta Games. It was a big disappointment for me but after having a daughter, I thought to continue. I spent at the national camp. It was quite emotional for me when I met my daughter for the first time in six months after returning from the camp.”
Sarita Romit Singh in a hammer throw competition
She then continued her training and participated in many international tournaments. In 2022, she qualified for the Commonwealth Games. During an interview, while talking about it, she said,
I have learnt from the mistakes that I committed in the Asian Championship and also at Jakarta. Now I am not going to repeat those mistakes. In fact, I wasn’t that experienced then but now things are far better and I am well prepared to make my presence felt in the international circuit.”
Her coaches are Surendra and Shubhdeep Singh Mann.
- 2016: New Delhi Federation Cup, New Delhi (61.81)
- 2017: Patiala Federation Cup, Patiala (65.25)
- 2018: Guwahati Inter State Ch., Guwahati (63.28)
- 2018: Patiala Federation Cup, Patiala (63.80)
- 2022: XXXII Qosanov Memorial, Almaty (62.48)
- 2022: National Federation Cup, CH Muhammed Koya Stadium, Thenhipalam (64.16)
- 2022: National Inter State Senior Athletics Ch., Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Chennai (62.20)
- 2021: Athletics Championships
Sarita Romit Singh with her medal at the Athletics Championships 2021