Kartik Kumar Height, Age, Family, Biography

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Age: 24 Years
Height: 5'7"
Profession: Athlete

Kartik Kumar (athlete)

Other NameKartik Rajput [1]Instagram - Kartik Kumar
Profession• Army Personnel
• Athlete
Known For Winning the silver medal in the 10000 metres race at the 2022 Asian Games.
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.7 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 7”
Eye ColourBrown
Hair ColourBlack
CoachAmrish Kumar
Kartik Kumar (centre) with his coach
• 2022: Federation Cup 2022 in the 5000-metre race
• 2023: 62nd National Interstate Senior Athletics Champions in the 10,000-metre race
• 2023: Men’s team event at the Asian Half Marathon Championship 2023
Kartik Kumar posing with his medal and Indian flag at the Asian Half Marathon Championship 2023

• 2016: Junior Nationals in Kozhikode in the 3000 metres race
• 2023: 2022 Asian Games in the 10000 metres race
Kartik Kumar receiving his medal at the 2022 Asian Games
Personal Life
Date of Birth12 May 1999 (Wednesday)
Age (as of 2023) 24 Years
BirthplaceShimlana village of Saharanpur district, Uttar Pradesh
Zodiac signTaurus
HometownShimlana village of Saharanpur district, Uttar Pradesh
SchoolMaharana Pratap Memorial Inter College Shimlana Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh
College/UniversityMaharshi Dayanand University Rohtak Haryana
Relationships & More
Marital StatusUnmarried
ParentsFather- Veer Singh
Kartik Kumar (right) with his father during an interview
Mother- Name Not Known
Kartik Kumar with his mother
SiblingsBrother- Sonu Kumar (elder)

Kartik Kumar (athlete)Some Lesser Known Facts About Kartik Kumar

  • Kartik Kumar belongs to a Rajput Pundir family in western Uttar Pradesh.

    Kartik Kumar's family

    Kartik Kumar’s family

  • At the age of 14, Kartik Kumar began running after being inspired by one of his neighbours in his village who was preparing to join the Indian Army.
  • In an interview, he talked about the reason behind his taking up running professionally and said,

    In our region, a lot of boys run because they are preparing for the Army physical (test). There was also one high jumper who competed at the nationals and inspired a lot of youngsters to do athletics, but the main goal is to join the Army.”

  • Kartik Kumar began his professional training at the Dr Ambedkar Stadium in Saharanpur to prepare for long-distance races.
  • In 2016, after he won a silver medal in the 3000-metre race at Junior Nationals at Kozhikode, he rose to fame and began to be recognised as a national-level athlete.
  • He has participated in many tournaments including the National Federation Cup (CH Muhammed Koya Stadium, Thenhipalam), 26th National Federation Cup Senior Athletics Championships (Birsa Munda Foot Ball Stadium, Morabadi, Ranchi), National Open Championships (Stadium Hanamkonda, Warangal), and Indian National Games (Gujarat). [2]World Athletics
  • In 2019, Kartik Kumar was chosen by the Indian Army’s chief running coach Amrish Kumar to join the Indian Army after he spotted him at the Federation Cup in Patiala.
  • Kartik Kumar belongs to the Army Sports Institute (ASI), Pune, with the 9 Jat Regiment.
  • In 2022, Kartik Kumar reached his career-best when he clocked a time of 1:04:00 at the Vedanta Delhi Half Marathon.
  • In November 2022, Karthik was selected by the Reliance Foundation to join the National camp.

    Kartik Kumar at the Realiance National Running camp

    Kartik Kumar at the Reliance National Running camp

  • In the Summer of 2023, he participated in the 25th Asian Athletics Championships in Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Later, he went to Colorado, USA to train for the 2022 Asian Games under coach Scott Simmons.
  • In September 2023, he went to Hangzhou, China, to participate in the 2022 Asian Games there he reduced his earlier personal best by 40 seconds by recording his time of 28:15.38.
  • In 2023, he recorded a run time of 30:06 at the TCS World 10K 2022, Bengaluru, and became the runner-up of the tournament.

    Kartik Kumar at the 2022 Asian Games in Hangzhou, China

    Kartik Kumar at the 2022 Asian Games in Hangzhou, China

  • In November 2023, Kartik Kumar achieved the fifth position at the Asian Half Marathon Championship 2023 in Dubai
  • During an interview, when asked about how he felt after winning the silver medal at the 2022 Asian Games, Kartik revealed that although he was confident about winning a medal, his main aim was to break a world record. He said,

    “I’m very happy to win a silver for India. It’s after such a long time that we are winning the silver and bronze in the 10,000m, I knew that I would win a medal but I had come with the target of breaking the national record by clocking 27:50s. But I could not. I was slow in between, the race was also slow from the beginning.”

  • Kartik Kumar is active on social media and often posts videos and photos of his practice sessions and workouts on his Instagram account.