Height 1.75 m
|Sport Track and field|
Weight 65 kg
Name Arokia Rajiv
Events 400 metres
|Full name Soundarajan Arokia Rajiv|
Born 22 May 1991 (age 24) (1991-05-22) Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India
Personal best(s) 45.70 (National open athletic 2015)
Asian games athletics bronze medal winner arokia rajiv
Arokia Rajiv (born 22 May 1991) is an Indian track and field athlete who competes in the 400 metres event.
Rajiv was born on May 22, 1991, in Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, to a poor family. His father Y. Soundararajan works as a school van driver. Rajiv studied at the Government Boys Higher Secondary School, Lalgudi, and St. Joseph's College, Tiruchirappalli.
Rajiv began his career as a long jumper before taking to 400 metres. At the 2014 Asian Games, he won the bronze medal, clocking 45.92 seconds in the final. In the process, he bettered his previous best of 46.13 seconds, which he had achieved at the National Inter-State Championships in Lucknow in June 2014.