Lalita’s records have been continuously improving over the past few years. When she started steeplechase she used to clock 9:35 but has now bettered it by close to 16 seconds. She has shown that she is a big-moment lady by clocking her personal best in the qualification round of Rio Olympics 2016.
In the qualification round, she clocked 9:19.76 and ended up at fourth position in her heat and got qualified for finals. Astonishingly, in the overall standings of Qualification round, she stood at seventh, a respectable position. The third position is at a tantalisingly close 9:18.12. Thus we can infer that if she can improve her timing by a few seconds she can definitely land a medal for India.