Hometown: Sagdi Village, Muzaffarnagar
Profession: Indian Athlete
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height||in centimeters- 164 cm
in meters- 1.64 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 4”
|Eye Colour||Dark Brown|
|Hair Colour||Natural Black|
|Track and Field|
|Turned Pro||On February 2021, when she won the 8th Open National and International race walking championship in Ranchi|
|Coach/Mentor||• Gaurav Tyagi
• Gurmeet Singh
|Event||20 Kilometer race walk|
|Record||Fastest Indian in this category|
|Award, Honour, Achievement||Rani Laxmi Bai award, from the UP government on 24 January 2021
|Date of Birth||10 March 1996|
|Age (as of 2021)||25 Years|
|Birthplace||Mujaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh|
|Hometown||Sagdi Village, Muzaffarnagar|
|School||Kanohar Lal Girls School|
|College/University||B K Maheshwari Inter-college, Meerut|
|Educational Qualifications||Arts graduate Rediff.com|
|Food Habit||Vegetarian Rediff.com|
|Hobbies||Clicking her photographs|
|Relationships & More|
|Parents||Father– Madanpal Goswami (bus conductor)
Mother– Anita Goswami (housewife)
|Siblings||Brother– Kapil Goswami
Some Lesser Known Facts About Priyanka Goswami
- Priyanka Goswami is an Indian athlete who is specialized in the 20-kilometre race walk. She holds the national record of completing the race in 1:28.45 surpassing Bhawna Jat by one minute and nine seconds.
- On 13 February 2021, she won the 8th Open National and International race walking championship in Ranchi where the national record was set.
- After winning this important race, she qualified for the Tokyo Olympics 2020 and the World Athletics Championship in Oregon, USA. Delighted by the victory, she said
I haven’t had the time to rest yet, let alone celebrate. I’ve to get back to training for the Olympics!”
- Since the Tokyo Olympics 2020 was postponed due to the ongoing COVID pandemic, Priyanka wasn’t upset. In fact, she started preparing for future competitions. She once said in an interview that
We cannot do anything about what we cannot control.”
- It was the journey that started in 2007. She started taking interest in gymnastics at a young age. She got good support from her parents and teachers. Her Principal allowed her to miss the classes to get the training.
- Her father got suspended from the job from the roadways in 2011. Her younger brother was a state-level boxer but switched to the private sector’s job later on.
- She persuaded her training from one of the stadiums in Meerut before moving it to a state-government run hostel in KD Singh Stadium in Lucknow. But eventually, she lost her interest in Gymnastics and later she left the hostel.
- She took a break of 3 to 4 years from sports. Finally, she held her courage and returned to the stadium where she underwent rigorous physical training from the coach for two months.
- Soon, she realized that her stamina is good enough to compete in bigger track competitions.
- She won the 800-meter race in her school. In 2011, knowing her potentials she switched to race walking when she took part in her first race walking event. She was in a 12th standard at that time. She also won the race the same year where she was placed third at the district level meet. She received the bag as a reward for her performance.
- Interestingly, she participated in 800m, 1500m races before but couldn’t bag any reward. It was only until her coach advised her to try her hands in race walking.
- As time went by, she gained her domination in the race walk by winning 60 medals and still running strongly. These medals came at Junior, Senior and National meets.
- Out of these 60 medals, two silver medals came at a national level in 2017-18 and one gold medal in the all-India railway competition in 2018. Apart from all that, she also took part in World Walk Championship in Italy and Asian Walk Championship in Japan.
- In 2015, she joined training at the Sports Authority of India, Bengaluru.
- In March 2018, she joined the Indian Railways as a clerk through the sports quota.