Priya Habbathannahalli Mohan is Asia’s second-fastest quarter-miler. The 19-year-old sprinter has made the country proud with her exceptional accomplishments, defeating some of the skilled athletes in India and winning medals at various junior level championships. Under the guidance of her coach Arjun Ajay, Priya Mohan beat India’s fastest runner, Dutee Chand on May 3, 2022, at Sri Kanteerava Stadium in a 200m race. She won gold in 23.90 seconds while Dutee settled for silver at 24.02 seconds.
Priya Mohan’s Personal Details
|Name||Priya Habbathannahalli Mohan|
|Popular As||Priya Mohan|
|Date of Birth||15-Mar-03|
|Place of Birth||Habbathanahalli village, Tumakuru district, Bengaluru|
|Father’s Name||HA Mohan (District judge in Belagavi)|
|Mother’s Name||Chandrakala (Homemaker)|
|Hobbies||Singing, dancing, painting|
Priya Mohan’s Early Life
- Priya tried her hands at various activities like singing, dancing, and others of her parent’s choice, but was always been fascinated with athletics since childhood.
- She was spotted by her coach Arjun Ajay, while competing at the ICSE School Nationals in October 2018.
Priya Mohan’s Educational Qualifications
- Priya is pursuing her pre-university studies at Mount Carmel College.
- She has pursued part of her academics at Jain University, Karnataka.
Priya Mohan’s Sports Journey
- Priya won her first 400m race in Khelo India University Games.
- She broke the 200m and 400m national meet records in U-18 South Zone Junior Athletics Championships in Kozhikode.
- Priya clocked 53.62s at the U-20 National Championships 2019.
- She won a medley relay in 2019 at the Asian Youth Athletics Championship.
- Priya bagged a silver in the 400m South Asian Games in 2019.
- She finished 4th in the women’s 400m final at the Junior World Athletics Championships 2021 in Nairobi, setting her personal best of 52.77s.
- Priya won gold at the 400m National Inter-state Senior Athletics Championships 2021 in Patiala, beating M.R. Poovamma and Jisna Mathew (Rio 2016 Olympians).
- She won the gold medal at the All-India University Women’s Athletics Championships and the Indian Grand Prix 2022.
- Priya broke her 400m personal best with 52.91s at the Indian Grand Prix.
- She was also a part of India’s bronze medal-winning team in the 4x400m mixed relay at the World Meet.
- Later, she also improved her 200m record to 23.85s at the National Federation Cup.
- Priya won gold, defeating Dutee Chand with a timing of 23.90s in the 200m Khelo India University Games in May 2022.