Gayathry Govindharaj is an Indian athlete who competes in the 100-meter hurdles and Triple jump events. Let us wish her a very Happy Birthday.
Gayathri was born on 27 April 1991 and comes from a small village near Trichy. She comes from a humble background and before she gained fame, her family found it difficult to make ends meet. Due to her economic background, her parents could not afford to provide her with formal training. After securing 91 percent in her twelfth standard, she came to Chennai to study computer engineering at St Joseph’s College of Engineering.
After participating in various inter-college sports events, she gained fame through the 18th Zone Junior inter-state athletic Championship (2006). She won gold in the U-16 100M hurdles in this. This was followed by her another 14.04 seconds in 2008 and in Mysore, she beat her own record by 0.02 seconds.
Her left knee was injured during the triple jump event of the Commonwealth Games 2010. After having an operation, she is currently training to come back into sports. She is supported by Olympic Gold Quest, a not-for-profit foundation that identifies and supports Indian athletes.
– Staff Reporter