Halder Rakhi

Further Personal Information
Family
Husband Naveen Kumar
Residence
Kolkata, IND
Occupation
Athlete, Railway Worker
Languages
Bengali, English, Hindi
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at a weightlifting club in Kolkata, India.
Why this sport?
Her mother encouraged her to take up the sport after realising that she was able to lift heavy sacks of grain while running errands for her neighbours. "Some of the elderly people would ask me to lug a sack or two to the storeroom on the second or third floor for a rupee or two. Sometimes they would shoo me away after the work was done."
Name of coach
Vijay Sharma [national], IND; Naveen Kumar [husband], IND
General Interest
Injuries
In December 2018 she sustained a knee injury that affected her for two months. (thehindu.com, 24 Feb 2019)
Other information
OCCUPATION
She joined the Indian Railways under a sports quota programme that allows her to train and compete internationally. (scroll.in, 23 Jan 2018)

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