Rahi Sarnobat has stated that reading helps an athlete grow in both personal and professional life. Rahi became the first woman to win a gold medal in shooting for India at Asian Games as she won the said medal in the women’s 25 metres pistol event at 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia.
It was in the year 2010 that the journey for the now
“By not reading, you are not just
“This Asian Games win was exhausting for me. Despite being in the Indian team for four years, I couldn’t win anything big. I was living through that pressure and used to have sleepless nights. So when I won the medal, there was no scream of joy. There was rather a sigh of relief and a feeling of finally having a good sleep. Even after the win, I felt tired mentally. The pressure actually robbed me of the celebration. “I wasn’t happy after the gold. I was satisfied as I got to know that I was on a right track”.
Getting sponsors can be a tough job in India particularly if a person plays any sport other than mainstream sports such as Cricket, football or hockey. It also takes a lot of effort to keep the sponsorship going as the Arjuna Awardee says.
“I was not active on social media till some time back, but then I missed out on some sponsors because I didn’t have
Continuing on her love for reading the Arjuna Awardee said that she started going to library from an age when she could not even read.
“My grandfather was an avid reader and he used to take me to a library close to our house in Kolhapur. I didn’t even know how to read, but he used to tell me to pick a book ‘by the
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