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Rajesh Ramesh Biography: From Ticket Collector to World’s Athletics Championship

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Rajesh Ramesh, born on 28th March 1999, is a notable Indian track and field athlete, showcasing expertise in the 400 meters discipline. Notably, he secured a silver medal in the mixed 4 × 400 meters relay event during the 2022 Asian Games. Following this, in 2023, he achieved a remarkable feat by clinching a gold medal in the 4×400 meters relay at the same Asian Games. His prowess in the sport was further exemplified at the 2023 World Athletics Championships, where he not only participated in the 4×400 meters event but also advanced to the final, having previously set an impressive Asian record of 2:59.05 during the heats. Muhammed Anas Yahiya, Amoj Jacob, Muhammed Ajmal, and Rajesh Ramesh formed a team that secured the fifth position in the 4×400 meters relay race final, completing the race in 2 minutes and 59.92 seconds.

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Among these athletes, Rajesh Ramesh’s journey stands as a testament to his unwavering resolve. Despite an early start in the sport and his participation in the 2018 U20 World Championships, his career encountered setbacks due to injuries, work commitments, and the disruptions brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.

About Rajesh Ramesh 

Name Rajesh Ramesh
DOB 28 March 1999
Age 24
Sport Athletics
Events 400 metres
Personal Bests 45.67
Asian Games Medals Gold in 2022 Hangzhou- Men’s 4×400m relay

Rajesh Ramesh Journey

Just a few years ago, Ramesh couldn’t have imagined himself competing at this high level. In 2020, he held the position of a ticket checker at Trichy Railway Station, a job he openly admitted he struggled with. Born on March 28, 1999, Ramesh now serves as a source of inspiration, not just for his athletic prowess, but also for his remarkable journey from working on a railway platform to competing on the global athletics stage.

(L to R) India's Rajesh Ramesh, Muhammed Ajmal Variyathodi, Amoj Jacob, and Muhammed Anas Yahiya
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At the age of 24, Ramesh displayed incredible determination and skill during the recent Federation Cup held in Ranchi. He completed the 400m in 45.75 seconds, securing the first position.

What makes Ramesh’s achievement even more remarkable is that he outperformed established athletes like Arokia Rajiv, who won a bronze medal at the Asian Games, and Mohammed Anas Yahiya, the current national record holder and a silver medalist at the 2018 Asian Games.


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Rajesh Ramesh, a 24-year-old athlete hailing from Tamil Nadu, has consistently proven his prowess in the sport. He has secured a position among the top 8 athletes at both the World Championships and Asian Championships. As the reigning Asian champion, he earned a silver medal at the Asian Championships. Rajesh has also achieved the title of a two-time National Champion and holds the Asian Record in the 4×400 meters relay.

Rajesh Ramesh’s Major Achievements

  • 1x In Top 8 at World Championships
  • 1x Asian Championships Silver medallist
  • 1x In Top 8 at Asian Championships
  • 2 x National champion
  • 1 x Current Asian Record holder – 4x400m

Honours

World Championships

Place Discipline Mark Place Date
5. 4×400 Metres Relay 2:59.92 Nemzeti Atlétikai Központ, Budapest (HUN) 27 AUG 2023

Asian Championships

Place Discipline Mark Place Date
1. 4×400 Metres Relay Mixed 3:14.70 Supachalasai National Stadium, Bangkok (THA) 15 JUL 2023
2. 4×400 Metres Relay 3:01.80 Supachalasai National Stadium, Bangkok (THA) 16 JUL 2023
6. 400 Metres 45.67 Supachalasai National Stadium, Bangkok (THA) 13 JUL 2023

Asian Games

Place Discipline Mark Place Date
1. 4×400 Metres Relay 3:01.58 HOC Stadium, Hangzhou (CHN) 04 OCT 2023
2. 4×400 Metres Relay Mixed 3:14.34 HOC Stadium, Hangzhou (CHN) 02 OCT 2023

National Championships

Place Discipline Mark Place Date
1. 4×400 Metres Relay Mixed 3:21.40 Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneshwar (IND) 16 JUN 2023
1. 4×400 Metres Relay Mixed 3:18.84 Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Chennai (IND) 14 JUN 2022

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