In Pictures: They Didn’t Become Olympians In A Day; The Fight And The Struggles Of Athletes Who Reached To Rio Olympics
These are our incredible athletes who have given their best at the Rio Olympics. Each of these athletes have some inspiring stories on how they have fought against all the odds of society and stands dignified today. Their struggle is worth more than an Olympic medal. These amazing graphics are created by ScrollDroll.
- DIPA KARMAKAR : From training with second-hand equipment to standing 4th at the Rio Olympics.
2. P.V SINDHU: From travelling 56 kilometers daily for coaching to winning silver for India in the Olympics 2016.
3. AVTAR SINGH : From a poor family to the solo Judo representative at Rio 2016.
4. O.P JAISHA: From eating mud to survive to representing India at women’s marathon at Rio.
5. DEEPIKA KUMARI: From using homemade bows and arrows to representing India in the women’s individual archery.
6. PRAKASH NANJAPPA: From quitting an MNC job and starting his sports career at 33, to representing India at 40.
7. MANISH SINGH RAWAT: From working as a farm labourer to competing with injured knee at Rio.
8. DATTU BABAN BHOKANAL: From selling land to clear debts to rowing in Olympics while his mother in coma.
9. LAXMIRANI MANJHI: From practising with mangoes and stones to representing India in women’s archery at Olympics 2016.
10. SAKSHI MALIK: From getting mocked for taking up a “boys-only” sport to winning bronze for India in wrestling.
11. RENUKA YADAV: From selling milk on bicycle to becoming the first olympian from Chhattisgarh.
12. LALITA BABBAR: From running barefoot to her school every day to representing India at Rio Olympics 2016.
13. KAVITA RAUT: From choosing running as it needed no equipment to representing India in Women’s marathon at Rio 2016.
14. DUTEE CHAND: From facing humiliation for failing a gender test to becoming the 1st Indian woman to compete in the 100-metre Olympic event in 36 years.