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Ravi Kumar Dahiya Wins India’s Second Silver Medal in…

 “The five S’s of sports training are: strength, stamina, speed, skill and spirit: but the greatest of these is spirit.” – Ken Doherty Ravi Kumar Dahiya was born in 1997 in Haryana, India, and is a professional freestyle wrestler. He began wrestling at the young age of 10 and began training seriously after two years. He ...

Anita Wlodarczyk Wins Third Consecutive Olympic Gold in Hammer…

“It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.” – Babe Ruth Anita Włodarczyk was born in Rawicz, Poland, in 1985 and is a Polish professional hammer thrower. From the start, she was an athletic child and took an interest in track and field events such as hammer, throw, discus throw, and shot put. ...

10-year-old Bento Assis Wins the World Golf Championship for…

The 10-year-old boy, Bento Assis from Florida, USA, has now become a four-time world champion in Golf. He started practicing golf when he was only 2 years old and soon after entered into competitions, and proved his excellence every time he participated. With all his determination and hard work, the young boy has already achieved ...

Lovlina Borgohain: The Inspirational Story of the First Sportswoman…

“It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get up.” – Vince Lombardi Born in the year 1997 in Assam, India, Lovlina Borgohain is a professional boxer. She began by kickboxing like her elder twin sisters Licha and Lima, who have competed at the national level, but did not pursue it beyond that. ...

From a Poverty-Stricken Ethiopian Village to the Tokyo Olympics:…

“The harder the battle, the sweeter the victory.” – Les Brown Born in 2000, Selemon Barega is an Ethiopian long-distance runner who competes primarily in the 5000m and 10,000m. Growing up in an impoverished village, Barega frequently ran long distances to carry food and water back home. He took up running at age seven and ...

Against All Odds: Kamalpreet Kaur Becomes India’s Second Female…

“Champions keep playing until they get it right. “ – Billie Jean King 25-year-old Kamalpreet Kaur is an athlete from Punjab, India, who specializes in discus throw. She was encouraged by her sports coach in school to pursue athletics and as Kaur herself was never interested in academics, she agreed, hoping that this would help ...

Mete Gazoz: The 22-year-old Who Won Turkey’s First Ever…

“If you can believe it, the mind can achieve it.” – Ronnie Lott Born in 1999, in Istanbul, Turkey, Mete Gazoz is a professional archer who competes in team and individual recurve events. Coming from a family of archers, Gazoz began archery at the age of 3. In less than 10 years, he had made ...

USA’s Caeleb Dressel Wins Five Gold Medals at the…

“Start unkown. Finish unforgettable.” Born in 1996, Florida, Caeleb Dressel is an American professional swimmer who competes in freestyle and butterfly events. He is one of four siblings, all of whom have been competitive swimmers. He began swimming at age 4 and began competing in high school. His international career began with his participation in ...

Ecuador’s First Female Olympic Gold-Medalist: Neisi Barrera Dajomes’ Empowering…

“Champions aren’t made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them-a desire, a dream, a vision.“ – Muhammad Ali 23-year-old Neisi Barrera Dajomes is an Ecuadorian weightlifting champion. She was introduced to weightlifting by her brother Javier and encouraged to pursue the sport by his coaches. She began training from ...

The New World Record Holder of the Triple Jump…

“Nothing good comes in life or athletics unless a lot of hard work has preceded the effort. Only temporary success is achieved by taking short cuts.” -Roger Staubach Born in 1995, Yulimar Rojas is a Venezuelan athlete who competes in the long jump and triple jump events. Rojas was born into a low-income family and ...

Swimming Legend Katie Ledecky Wins her 7th Olympic Gold…

“Dont practice until you get it right. Practice until you can’t get it wrong.” Born in 1997, Washington DC, USA, Kathleen ‘Katie’ Ledecky is a competitive swimmer who specializes in freestyle events. She began swimming at the age of six and entered her first competition in high school. During her high-school swimming career, Ledecky twice ...

UK’s Bethany Shriever: The Athlete Who Worked to Fund…

“Success is where preparation and opportunity meet.” – Bobby Unser 22-year-old Bethany Shriever of Great Britain is a professional BMX racer. She began off-road racing at the young age of 9 and was hooked from day one and describes the sport as a “rush like no other”. She began her competitive career at age 17 ...