Lalita Babar grew up in a water-scarce village in Maharashtra and unfortunately she had to run a lot to lead a normal life, including filling water and bringing it back home. The running that started then, has just not stopped in her life till now. Fortunately she is doing it as a career currently, in front of millions of viewers and trying to make India proud. Many of us might have been disappointed with the Indians’ performances already, but that should not stop us from supporting them when needed. Here we bring forward 5 reasons why Lalita Babar can go on to get a podium finish in 3000 meter steeplechase.
Intense Training over last few months
Steeplechase is not an ordinary running event. It includes a lot of other activities such as water jumps and several other hurdles. It is a lot more technical compared to running and she has practiced intensely to improve her techniques. She has been training in Ooty, a hillstation in Tamilnadu for more than six months prior to leaving for Rio. Running at a higher altitude was always going to be challenging and is one of the best way to train. She has put in many hours of intense training on a daily basis to improve her techniques. Hopefully it bears fruit during Rio Olympics 2016.