Barkha Sonkar

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Barkha Sonkar
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Personal information
Native nameबरखा सोनकर
Nickname(s)BK
NationalityIndian
EthnicityKhatik
CitizenshipIndia
Born (1996-12-24) 24 December 1996 (age 26)
Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
ResidenceTampa, Florida, United States
EducationGraduate
Alma materHigh school: IMG Academy,
University: Hillsborough Community College, Lindsey Wilson College, Husson University.
OccupationSports
Years active2016 - present
EmployerIndia women's national basketball team
Websitehttps://khatik.miraheze.org/wiki/Barkha_Sonkar
Sport
CountryIndia
SportBasketball
Position1
ClubHillsborough Hawks
TeamIndia women's national basketball team

Barkha Sonkar (24 December 1996) is an International basketball player. She is a member of India women's national basketball team[1] and represented India in "2017 FIBA Women's Asia Cup Division B"[2]

Early life and education[edit | edit source]

She was selected for the IMG Reliance scholarship programmes in the US for schooling and training.[3] Studied high school at IMG Academy Bradenton, Florida, and graduated from IMG Academy in 2016, after that went to Hillsborough Community College, played for hawks (National Collegiate Athletic Association) for 2 years.

Currently playing for Lindsey Wilson College, Kentucky

Championship[edit | edit source]

During the 2017 FIBA Asia Cup held at Sree Kanteerava Stadium, Bengaluru, Barkha played well and India defeated Kazakhstan by 75-73.[4] Barkha has been top 3rd player in the match.[5]

External links[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Basketball | Athlete Profile: Barkha SONKAR - Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games". results.gc2018.com. Retrieved 22 July 2019.
  2. "Barkha SONKAR at the FIBA Women's Asia Cup Division B 2017". FIBA.basketball. Retrieved 22 July 2019.
  3. http://archive.indianexpress.com/news/15yearold-barkha-an-asset-for-up-after-florida-stint/813815/
  4. "भारतीय बास्केट बॉल टीम को ऐतिहासिक जीत दिला काशी की बरखा ने किया नाम रोशन". www.patrika.com (in Hindi). Retrieved 22 July 2019.
  5. "भारतीय बास्केट बॉल टीम को ऐतिहासिक जीत दिला काशी की बरखा ने किया नाम रोशन". www.patrika.com (in Hindi). Retrieved 22 July 2019.