Ruparani Tirkey Height, Age, Husband, Family, Biography & More

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Hometown: Ranchi, Jharkhand
Husband: Amrit Minj
Age: 35 Years

Profession Indian lawn bowler
Known for Being the part of the Indian quartet that reached the final of the Lawn Bowls match on 1 August 2022 at the Commonwealth Games by the score of 17-9 against New Zealand
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.) in centimeters– 165 cm
in meters– 1.65 m
in feet & inches– 5’ 5”
Weight (approx.) in kilograms– 70 kg
in pounds– 154 lbs
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black
Bowls career
Medals • Commonwealth Games (2010) held in India
4th position

• Commonwealth Games (2014) held in Glasgow, Scotland
9th position in triples and 14th in fours

• Commonwealth Games (2018) held in Queensland, Australia
Did not qualify in pairs and fours

• Commonwealth Games (2022) held in Birmingham
Qualified for the finals

• Asia Pacific Bowls Championships (2009) held in Malaysia
Bronze in triples and fours

• Asia Pacific Bowls Championships (2019) held in Australia
Bronze in triples

• World Outdoor Bowls Championship (2020) held in Queensland, Australia
Participation in triples and fours

Coach Madhukant Pathak (a former cricket umpire)
Personal Life
Date of Birth 27 Sep 1987 (Sunday)
Age (as of 2022) 35 Years
Birthplace Ranchi, Jharkhand
Zodiac sign Libra
Nationality Indian
Hometown Ranchi, Jharkhand
School St. Anne’s Girls High School, Ranchi
College/University • Indira Gandhi Institute of Physical Education & Sports Sciences, Delhi
• Gossner College, Ranchi
Religion Christianity

Relationships & More
Marital Status Married
Marriage Date 14 May 2022

Husband/Spouse Amrit Minj
Parents Father– Name Not Known (worked in a post office)
Mother– Name Not Known (worked in a post office)
Siblings Sister– Reema Rani Tirkey

Some Lesser Known Facts About Ruparani Tirkey

  • Ruparani Tirkey is an Indian lawn bowler who is known for being part of the Indian quartet that reached the final of the Lawn Bowls match on 1 August 2022 at the Commonwealth Games by the score of 17-9 against New Zealand. She works as the Director of Sports & Youth Affairs in West Singhbhum district, Jharkhand.
  • Rupa played kabaddi before lawn bowl. She took up lawn bowl when one of her relatives said that she should take up a game that has more individually. She won a good stipend and that is when she realized that lawn bowl was better than kabaddi.
  • In an interview, Ruparani said that the position of a skipper in the team is very challenging. She said that they were provided with coaching till 2018 but after the Covid-19 pandemic, due to a lack of funds with the federation, they trained themselves.
  • In an interview, after winning the semi-final in CWG 2022, she expressed her happiness and said,

    We cannot express our feelings in words. We have fought as a team and now our journey doesn’t end here. We have to play in a similar fashion against South Africa and do what hasn’t been done before.”

  • In an interview, their team manager Anju Luthra talked about their win and said,
    I am like their mother, I am attached with them since 2009. It’s a long journey, they’re like my daughters, my family. Getting a medal is important, because when we go back to India, the federation always says ‘what have you done?’, so we want to prove that we are not less than any other game.”
  • After qualifying for the final in CWG, she said that everybody knew MS Dhoni who belonged to Ranchi, but nobody was aware of who they were even when they belonged to the same place.

    Ruparani Tirkey with MS Dhoni

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