San­gram Singh, Wrestler

Health & Nutrition - - HEALTHY MIND -

“I had rheuma­toid arthri­tis in child­hood, but I wanted to be a wrestler. I re­mem­ber walk­ing with a stick and peo­ple laugh­ing at me. I went to watch kushti in an akhada in my vil­lage. I was nine then, and the coach laughed at me, say­ing, ‘If you can stand on your feet, that would be your big­gest achieve­ment’. He asked me to for­get wrestling. I was de­pressed. I didn’t step out of the house for two days af­ter that. But my mother mo­ti­vated me and from that day, there was no look­ing back. I had set a goal and was fo­cused. I stood up on my feet, worked hard and today, I am do­ing well. “You can only over­come your fears when you face them. Ac­cord­ing to me, win­ner is the one who never gives up.”

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