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Poorva Kiran
IndiaIndia, IND
Open water


Further Personal Information

Date of birth
12 March 1993
162 cm
Melbourne, VIC, AUS
English, Hindi
Higher education
Commerce - Sri Bhagawan Mahaveer Jain College: India

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age seven. She admits she used to be afraid of the water as a child. "I scratched the coach so much he did not want me to train again."
Why this sport?
“I began swimming when I was seven. I started because I had asthma and my doctor suggested swimming. That is when I started. My dad wanted both his daughters to get into some other sport since he was a state champion in table tennis and chess.”

General Interest

Reading, badminton, listening to music. (, 25 Jun 2015)
Hero / Idol
Indian swimmer Rehan Poncha. (, 25 Jun 2015)
She was unable to train ahead of the 2013 World Championships in Barcelona, Spain, after requiring stitches in a leg injury. She still managed to compete in the 10km open water swimming event. (, 25 Jun 2015)
Awards and honours
In 2014 she won the Sportswoman of the Year Award at Sri Bhagawan Mahaveer Jain College in Bangalore, India. (LinkedIn profile, 01 Jun 2016)

She was named Best Swimmer at the 2013 All-India Interuniversity Championships. (, 12 Dec 2013)

In 2011 she received the Shiv Chhatrapati Puraskar award, the highest sports honour in Maharashtra, India. (, 30 Apr 2011)
Other sports
She represented India in open water swimming at the 2013 World Championships in Barcelona, Spain. (SportsDeskOnline, 11 Aug 2017)
Famous relatives
Her father was a state champion in table tennis and chess in India. (, 25 Jun 2015)
To win an Olympic medal. (, 25 Jun 2015)
Other information
After completing a bachelor of commerce degree at Sri Bhagawan Mahaveer Jain College in 2014 she gained a master's degree in business administration from the same institution in 2016. In 2018 she began a master's degree in business analytics at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology [RMIT] in Australia. (LinkedIn profile, 30 Jun 2018)