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Udupi: Athlete Ashwini Akkunji gets engaged


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Udupi, Sep 24: Indian athlete Ashwini Chidananda Shetty Akkunji is all set for wedlock soon. The engagement ceremony was held today Thursday September 24 at Hotel Sharada International, near Karavli junction, here.









Ashwini is the daughter of B R Chidananda Shetty and Yashoda Shetty and belongs to an agriculturist family with a sporting legacy. She has two elder siblings a sister, Dipti and a brother Amith Shetty.

She is a sprint athlete from Siddhapur, Kundapura taluk, who specializes in 400 meters race.

Ashwini is engaged to Abhijit, son of Amarnath Rai and Shwetha A Rai. He is an MBA from Sikkim University, Manipal and works for Accenture in Bengaluru.

Ashwini has won gold medals at the 2010 Commonwealth Games and the 2010 Asian Games in 4 x 400 m relay team event with Manjeet Kaur, Mandeep Kaur and Sini Jose and an individual gold medal in the 400 metre hurdle on November 25, 2010 at the 2010 Asian Games held at Guangzhou, in China. She has received the Rajyotsava Prashasti (2010), a civilian honour awarded by the Indian State Government of Karnataka.

At present Ashwini works as manager of Corporation Bank and is being trained to take part in the upcoming Rio Olympics 2016.


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