To win an Asian Games medal was a dream come true

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1986 Asian Games sil­ver medal­list

SFirst In­dian woman to win a medal in Olympics wim­ming is a pop­u­lar sport but, of course, it has to com­pete with other big dis­ci­plines.

To me, swim­ming was a ma­jor part of my grow­ing up years. We had a whole vil­lage of swim­mers and it was a very in­tense com­pe­ti­tion among our­selves. Slowly, we learnt to swim and then to com­pete.

To win an Asian Games medal in 19■6 was a dream come true. I remember Sport­star high­light­ing my progress in swim­ming. The best part was that the mag­a­zine be­lieved in en­cour­ag­ing sports­men, espe­cially the young­sters.

It is a qual­ity sports mag­a­zine and I wish them well in the times to come.

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