Marital Status: Unmarried
Age: 27 Years
Few facts about Navjit Kaur Dhillon
- Navjit Kaur Dhillon is an Indian track and field athlete who competes as a discus thrower. She was a bronze medalist in athletics at the 2018 Commonwealth Games and the 2014 World Junior Championships.
- Born in a family of athletes, she was inclined towards sports since childhood. His father Jaspal Singh is a former national champion in shotput. Meanwhile, his mother Kuldeep Kaur was a member of the 1986 Asian Games silver medal winning hockey team. His elder brother, Jasdeep, was a bronze medalist in shotput at the 2008 Youth Commonwealth Games.
- He started training in shotput under his father and elder brother. At the age of 12, she won her first silver medal at the national level.
- During her college days, she actively participated in cultural events in which she performed the Punjabi folk dance Gidha.
- He set under-14 and under-16 national records in discus throw in 2008 and 2009 respectively.
- He made his international debut at the 2011 World Youth Championships in Athletics.
- At the age of 16, she won her first international medal and became the second Indian after Seema Punia in the 2002 edition to win a medal at the 2014 World Junior Championships in Athletics. He had to wait for more than two years to get the cash prize for the bronze medal at the World Junior Athletics Championships.
- In 2013, Dhillon made a transition to the senior ranks at the Asian Athletics Championships, competing in both shot put and discus throw. She finished 9th in the championship in shot put and 7th in discus throw.
- Navjeet set a new national junior record of 15.89m in shotput in the Junior Federation Cup in 2014.
- In 2015, he received a cash award of Rs 9.10 lakh from the Punjab government.
- As of 2018, Dhillon was working with the Indian Railways as a junior clerk in Amritsar. Later, she became an Income Tax Officer.
- In the first week of January 2018, she suffered a serious back injury and took three painkillers and participated in the Commonwealth Games, in which she won a bronze medal.
- For her victory in the 2018 Commonwealth Games, Navjit Kaur Dhillon was given a state-level cash prize of Rs 40 lakh by the Punjab government.
- She is also a recipient of the Maharaja Ranjit Singh Award.
- She promotes various products of MuscleBlaze on her Instagram account.
- On his left forearm is a tattoo ‘Om’ (Nirbhau), which translates to ‘without fear’.