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Rio Olympics 2016: Lalita Babar overcomes pain to finish 10th

  • Lalita Babar olympics, Rio Olympics 2016, Lalita Babar news
    No Indian has qualified for a track event final in Olympics after PT Usha

    Lalita Shivaji Babar comes from a family of farmers in drought-affected Satara district of Maharashtra and is used to a tough life.

  • Lalita Babar olympics, Rio Olympics 2016, Lalita Babar news
    She qualified in a career-best time of 9:19.76 creating history of sorts

    She made her name as a marathon runner -- winning three Mumbai Marathon titles

  • Lalita Babar olympics, Rio Olympics 2016, Lalita Babar news
    Lalita Babar Participates in Women's 3000m Steeplechase Final

    She shifted attention to 3000m steeplechase some years back

  • Lalita Babar olympics, Rio Olympics 2016, Lalita Babar news
    Lalita Shivaji Babar Participates in Women's 3000m Steeplechase Final

    Her Belarussian coach Nikolai Snesarev -- known to be a very tough taskmaster -- pushed her through a new regimen and the results came

  • Lalita Babar olympics, Rio Olympics 2016, Lalita Babar news
    She became the Asian champion in 2015 and qualified for Rio Games.

    Lalita Shivaji Babar was in the leading pack till the first two laps

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