“Where there’s a will, there’s a way,” she has told the press. “I definitely have the will, so I think I will keep finding the way. I feel like I’m going to get more [wins] as the future goes on.” – Venus Williams
“Whether it was health issues; coming back; having a child; almost dying from that – she has endured it all and she is still in championship form,” Allaster said. “Her records speak for themselves.”
“We are seeing the news and a lot of people are dying and I did not expect this. I request all the sportspersons of our country that we should come out and condemn violence.” – Jwala Gutta
After making her debut in 2009, last year, Sindhu successfully made it to the Forbes List Of 30 Under 30 Asia 2018. She is among a total of four Indians included in the list’s ‘Entertainment & Sports’ category.
The year 2019 remained faithful to Bhavna as in May this year, she attended trials in Bengaluru and got selected for the U67.5 category in the 45-50 age group. Soon, the homemaker-turned-powerlifting mother brought home four gold medals at the Open Asian Powerlifting Championships from Russia in July this year.
Asked how does she see her role in the Academy, Jwala said, “I can’t pretend to be a coach. I have not learnt coaching. So my role is to mentor and be the middle person, I am the bridge to players, coaches and parents.”
“Everyone in our family is a wrestler. People have expectations since I’m Geeta and Babita’s sister. I want to fulfil their expectations and hopes, not on the mat but inside a cage.” – Ritu Phogat
The long jumper trains at the Sports Authority of India’s (SAI) Bangalore under India’s one of the greatest athletes Anju Bobby George. “When we see an athlete, we sort of know how she could develop,” explained coach Anju before junior national camp.
What if we have the same facilities like abroad in India, won’t there be many more tennis professionals from India then? India is a big country, we can have everything we want here, and it’s all about investing in it: Riya Bhatia
Sindhu regained the spot as the highest-paid woman athlete in India. With many new brand endorsement deals pouring in, Sindhu made a total of 5.5 million dollars in earnings, so Forbes called her ‘India’s most marketable female athlete.’
In Stuttgart, Germany, Biles, four-time Olympic gold medallist, participated in her fifth world championship. She now has claimed more medals at the international event than any other male or female gymnast in history.
Despite all adversity, Priya Punia has been able to make her name in the cricketing world at the young age of 23.