Mind Rocks 2018: Dutee Chand describes how hard 2014 was for her


first_imgYoung sporting stars Manika Batra, Lakshya Sen, Dutee Chand, Mehuli Ghosh came together for India Today Mind Rocks Youth Summit 2018 held at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi. Speaking in a session ‘Ready, Steady, Aim The Gold Rush’.Manika Batra, who won two gold, one silver and one bronze medal in table tennis at the Commonwealth Games and then bagged a bronze medal at the Asian Games 2018, stressed that Indian performances are getting better from past one or two years and have been receiving support from government and the federation. Also, a huge fan of Bollywood actor Tiger Shroff, Batra said, “Not just me but everyone else is working hard and everyone wants to beat China. We are working hard.”Like Batra, ace sprinter Dutee Chand also requested constant support from government.Also read – Mind Rocks 2018: Manika Batra, Dutee Chand request constant support from governmentDutee Chand, who won two silver medal at the Asian Games in Jakarta, described her hardships when she was called a man to fighting her case which ended into a glory for her in Indonesia. “2014 was hard for me. I had prepared a lot for Commonwealth Games but four days before the game, I was thrown out of the team. If it would have been others, either they would have left sports or life,” she said.Also read – Dutee Chand proud of being first athlete to fight against hyperandrogenism ruleMehuli Ghosh, shooter said, “I have Youth Olympics next month in Argentina and then Asian Airgun and then nationals.”advertisementAlso read – My life changed after Commonwealth Games: Manika Batra at Mind Rocks 2018On being asked the reason for success of juniors in shooting, Ghosh’s personal coach and mentor Joydeep Karmakar says, “The youth is fearless but I have a word of caution. From what we have seen, failure is inevitable but you have to make sure the number of matches or games you win have to be the big ones.”SESSION VIDEO | PHOTOSGhosh’s role models have been Joydeep sir, Apurvi Chandela and Abhinav Bindra are my role models.last_img