A beautiful, strong willed woman who is admired by all, Pooja Chaurushi is a force to be reckoned with. Pooja has had a love for swimming since forever. It was at the mere age of 8 when she begin her swimming career with a bang! Winning medals at State level swimming competitions. At just 10 years old, she was on a mission of setting new records.
In 2006, Pooja won Gold medal in National Aquathlon Championship with a huge lead, which became a gateway to her Triathlon career. Pooja was chosen by the Indian Triathlon Federation to participate in Jr. National Triathlon Championship. To everybody’s surprise, Pooja aced her very first triathlon of her life, little did she know it was going to be her life.
With much determination, in 33rd National Games (2007), Pooja bagged Gujarat’s very first National Triathlon Gold. Among her other victories, 2015 saw a major celebration when Pooja became the first Indian & the first female athlete in South-Asia to mark a hat-trick at South Asian Triathlon Championship.
When she’s not competing or training, Pooja spends much of her time training others and paying it forward. Passionate about making triathlon a legendary sport, Pooja trains athletes for Triathlon, Aquathlon and Duathlon at her very own academy – PC Tri Sports Academy.Download resume
For the love of Triathlon, Pooja has always wanted to become a coach. She cleared her ITU Level 2 course for Triathlon in December, 2017. With this, Pooja becomes the First Indian ITU Level 2 certified coach!
Pooja is also appointed Coach of Indian Triathlon Team. She coaches elite triathletes and prepares them for National & International events.
For a sports person, who has so many titles to her name, courage & discipline come easy, which is not the case of many. Pooja loves to motivate other to do what they love to do & excel in it. She has spoken at many admirable platforms, her recent one being TEDx.
Among her many achievements, one is being the engineer of multi-sport games such as triathlon. The role of Race Director is not an easy one, that being said Pooja has had the opportunity to design many national & multi-national races.