Sunday, January 8, 2012
Smitha promising athlete from city
Smitha Channaveeraiah, a promising and hard work athlete, who recently created a new meet record in the 83rd University of Mysore Inter-collegiate Athletic meet through her performance, will be taking part in the All India University Athletic competition stated to be held in Mangalore on December 15.
22-year-old Smitha, a final year M.Com student, has created wonders in the competition she takes part. She has represented state in National-level for 15 times in which six times from Mysore University and she has to her credit number of gold and silver medals.
Interestingly, she has took sports has endurance in the year 2004, when she took part in the 400m falt running race competition in 8th standard and when she won the Individual Championship title athletic meet in 2005, which was conducted by DDPI. She is the first to represent Mysore District in the PU Department National Meet in the year 2005-06.
She had made her impression felt when she won the 5000m with timings of 20.38s and secured second place in the 1500m and 800m events in the 79th Mysore University Inter-collegiate athletic meet. She practices individually.
In 2006, Smitha has won the gold in 5000m and silvers in 3000m and 1500m in the State Pr-University meet held at Moodbidri. She has won gold in 3000m, silver in 800m in the State Junior Athletic Meet at Bangalore and has won first place in the State-level Dasara meet in 6km road race. She has won the second place in the 4km short race in the State Cross country meet held at Chitradurga.
In 2007, she has won gold in the 6km cross country race for women with record timing of 24m:52.62s at Mysore City Inter-collegiate cross country meet.
She desires to become Inter-National Athletic championships and is striving hard to gain recognition with her consistent performances. She says, 'I am a practicing hard to come with new meet record in the All India University Athletic competitions. My father Channaveeraiah, Mysore University, Mysore Athletic Club are encouraging me lot.'