SUNITA CHAUHAN : Project Wild Women Kayak Athlete

Updated: Aug 4, 2019


Sunita Chauhan with Inspire Crew ©Inspire Crew

Name: Sunita Chauhan


Date of Birth: 10th August 1986


Hometown: Rishikesh, Uttrakhand


Sport: White Water Kayaking


Started Kayaking: 2013

Getting in position with Sunita ©Inspire Crew

How did you start or get introduced to Kayaking?

My elder brother is a very good kayaker, he inspired me to take on this sport. During my school days, I used to see some people kayaking, and I enjoyed it a lot. Since my uncle and brother were also practising this sport, I tried my hand at it too. That's the short story of how I started and, I love water and adventure.


What are the technical and protective equipment you use?

My kayak of choice from what we have, a kayak paddle. For protection, I use a life jacket, a helmet and a spray deck.


Who was your inspiration? is he/she still your favourite?

My Brother has and will always be my inspiration.

Sunita Chauhan while riding ©Inspire Crew

Your biggest achievement thus far, including competitions?

When I won the first position at the Ganga Kayak Festival!


What has been your biggest and toughest trail so far?

During the same Ganga Kayak Festival, I had to do a 3+ grade rapid with a 25 ft high run up ramp.


What’s your training routine like?

In winter season mornings 7 am to 9 am.


Have you tried any other adventure sport?

So far I have tried rafting, kayaking, high rope course, trekking, skiing and like all kinds of adventure/ trail stuff.

Sunita with her son ©Inspire Crew

How supportive has your family been towards this passion?

My family gives full support, they are the reason why I picked up this sport.


Tell us a little about your kids, do they kayak too?

My son loves water sports, waiting to see what his passion sport will be when he grows up.


Tell us a little about your journey with Inspire Crew.

Inspire Crew is doing a good job in highlighting the hidden stories of so many of these adventurous woman. Truly inspiring!


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