At the Rio Olympics in 2016, in the 3000m steeplechase, Lalita Babar finished in the 10th position. Despite not winning a medal, but by merely qualifying for the event, Babar did the whole of India proud. In her childhood, Babar used to walk 4 kms to reach her school in the small village of Satara in Maharashtra. In her village, girls were prohibited from running. Her childhood was also difficult, as she had to slug it out in the farm. She was born in an extremely poor family. But despite the ordeals, she never shied away from a challenge and this is the exact attitude which has helped her in her journey to the top. At the Asian Games in Incheon, she won the bronze medal with a registered time of 9:35:37. This effort also enabled her to break the national record. Along with this, she has also won a Gold medal at the 2015 Asian Championships Her efforts in the Indian athletic circle are akin to rising like a phoenix and has put India’s name on the global map. In an exclusive chat with Sportswallah, she speaks about the trials and tribulations which she had to go through, before reaching the levels which she is currently at.