Digital Desk, New Delhi. The countdown for the Tokyo Olympics has started. Before that, let us introduce you to those players who are the only masters of their game. And have left for Tokyo with the hopes of making India proud in their respective genres.
Mirabai Chanu used to work as a wood picker in the forest with her father since childhood. Little did he know that the work that he was doing to run the house in childhood would shine the star of his fortune. Chanu’s little hands were strong ever since she used to carry a heavy bundle of wood and bring it to the house. The same training now came in handy in the playground. Where Chanu of Nongpok Kakching village of Imphal has the ability to illuminate the name of the entire country.
When Mirabai Chanu’s elder brother saw her sister lifting weights, she decided to make her a weightlifter. Then weightlifting training started in Imphal Sports Authority of India. India expects a medal from this weight lifter on the second day of the Olympic Games.
CA Bhavani Devi
Bhavani Devi has created history by qualifying in the Olympics. For the first time in Olympic history, Bhavani will represent India in fencing.
However, his journey has not been easy at all. Last year itself, he lost his father due to corona and his mother was also hospitalized due to being Kovid positive. Like Bhavani, her mother is also a warrior, she even mortgaged her jewelry to fulfill her child’s dream.
Pranati Nayak is the second athlete after Dipa Karmakar to qualify in the gymnastics event of the Olympics. The gymnast daughter of a private bus driver from Midnapore, West Bengal is all set to make India proud at the Olympics.
Sushila Devi Likmabam
Sushila Devi Likmabam is a resident of Hingang Mayai Leikai located in the eastern district of Imphal. Sushila showed signs of becoming a champion in Judo from the very beginning after which her uncle Likambam Deenit who is himself an international Judo player took Sushila with him and trained under Sports Authority of India and Special Area Games. Got it done
Fawad Mirza (Fouaad) Mirza)
Fawad Mirza of Bengaluru became the horse-rider to get India an Olympic quota after 20 years. Fawad is the third Indian equestrian to qualify for the Olympics. The responsibility of India’s victory in horse racing rests on his shoulders.