Shikha Tandon (Olympian Swimmer )

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Shikha Tandon (Indian Olympian Swimmer) biography, wiki, age, date of birth, height, records, husband, family, education, net worth, religion, caste & more

Shikha Tandon Biography
Biography
NameShikha Tandon (शिखा टंडन)
Full NameShikha Tandon Iyer
ProfessionIndian Olympian Swimmer
Science Program Lead at USADA
Date of BirthJanuary 20, 1985
Age (In 2021)36 Years
Birth PlaceBangalore, Karnataka, India
ResidenceSan Francisco, California, USA
NationalityIndian
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ReligionHinduism
EthnicitySouth Asian
CasteKhatri
Mother TonguePunjabi
ZodiacAquarius
Physical Stats
Heightin centimeters- 165 cm
in meters- 1.65 m
in Feet Inches- 5ft 5in
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Family and Marriage Details
Marital StatusMarried
Husband/SpouseShankar Iyer 1
Shikha Tandon with husband Shankar Iyer
Marriage DateOctober 24, 2014
Children
Daughter(s)Akhila Iyer
Shikha Tandon with daughter Akhila
Parents
FatherRahul Tandon
MotherBindu Tandon
Shikha Tandon with mother Bindu Tandon
Sibling(s)
Brother(s)Shobhit Tandon 2
Shikha Tandon with brother Shobhit Tandon
Education Details
SchoolSophia High School, Bengaluru (2001) 3
CollegeCase Western Reserve University, Ohio (2009-12)
Bangalore University (2007-12)
Sri Bhagawan Mahaveer Jain College, Jain University, Bengaluru (2003-06) 4
Educational QualificationMaster of Science (M.Sc.), Biology (2009-12)
Master of Science (M.Sc.), Biotechnology (2007-12)
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.), Biotechnology, Genetics, Biochemistry (2003-06) 4
Award(s)/Title(s)
- Arjuna Award, 2005
Contact/Social Media Details
Twittertwitter.com/tandon_shikha (285 followers)
Facebookfacebook.com/ShikhaTandonOlympian (5.3k followers)
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Instagraminstagram.com/tandon.shikha (1.4k followers)
Linkedinlinkedin.com/in/shikha-tandon-oly/
Other Details
Role modelsJenny Thompson
Inge de Bruijn
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
HobbiesRunning, Hiking, Playing Kickball
Facts
Shikha Tandon has won 146 national medals, and 36 medals in international competitions, including five gold medals.
Shikha is currently a member of USADA's science team.
In 2004 Athens Olympics, she competed in both 50m & 100m freestyle. she is the first Indian swimmer to qualify for two separate events in an Olympic swimming competition.
After competing at the Athens Olympics in 2004, she tried to qualify again for Beijing in 2008. Unfortunately, she missed the qualifying time by 0.05 of a second in the 50m freestyle.
In 2005, she held seven national swimming records. She was the first Indian woman to hold so many national records simultaneously.
She was honored with an Arjuna Award in 2005.
In 2009, she completed her dual master's degree in Biology and Biotechnology from Case Western Reserve University, Ohio. After that she joined United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) as Science Program Lead & she is the first indian to be employed at the USADA.
She was introduced to swimming because her younger brother Shobhit Tandon had Asthma and was advised to take up swimming.
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