13 Indian Athletes Who Battled Their Way to Success

Athletes are trained in such a manner that they get ready to face every situation with great courage. You must know these 13 Indian athletes who battled their way to success. They are coming from background where getting right training is also difficult but their temperament and inner potential got them to such a high and prestigious position where very few really talented people achieve. India is one country where people are all obsessed by cricket but athletes made them realize the worth of other games by brought glory to the nation involved, winning competing and doing everything for the country without expecting a lot limelight.

Dhanraj Pillay

Dhanraj PillaiDhanraj Pillai is the great Hockey star who made India pound many a times. His journey to fame was one of the most inspiring and not at all easy. His father was a worker of a local ammunition factory. He was passionate about hockey that he uses to practice hockey with a broken hokey. His passion made him score around 179 goals in 339 international matches. In 1998 he let Indian to Asian nation and also victory in Asian cup 2003.

Mary Kom

Mary KomMary Kom is the great boxer and India is proud of her and she is also as one of the top notch athlete in the world. She had a difficult childhood as he was daughter of landless agriculture laborer. She has many gems in her pocket that includes 5 times world amateur boxing champion. She is only women who have won all six championships, and also Bronze medal in the 2012 London Olympics.

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Milkha Singh

Milkha SinghAfter the movie Bhag Milkha Bhag he actually became a rage in the country. He has witness of killing his family at the time of India-Pakistan partition. He saved his life by running to and fined rehabilitation. He ran in 80 competition and end up winning 77.  He achieved four gold medals in Asian games and one in commonwealth games. He missed the bronze in 1960 Rome Olympics.

Saina Nehwal

Saina nehwalTo get her trained as a successful badminton player, her father borrowed money and yes money well spent. She was winner of World Junior Championship 2008, One Gold and One Silver in Delhi Common Wealth Games 2010; she was runner-up in All England Tour Finals, winner in China Open Super Series Tournament 2014, and bronze in London Olympics 2012. She was awarded with Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, Padma Shri, Arjuna Award for Badminton.

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Gagan Narang

Gagan NarangGagan Narang needs no introduction as we all know this great Indian shooter, in Air rifle shooting, not to forget that He was the first Indian to qualify for the London Olympics. His father sold property to get him rifle for practice. Today he has achieved many milestones including bronze medal in 2012 London Olympics, 8 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze medal in commonwealth games, 2 silver and 3 bronze in Asian games.

Krishna Poonia

Krishna PooniaKrishna Poornia is one of the most successful lady athletes who made India proud many a time. She use to help her father in milking buffalo to get modern fitness equipment to strengthen her arms and muscle power. She is first Indian women who reach to the finals in Olympics in discus throw. She also has won Gold medal in 2010 New Delhi Commonwealth Games.

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PT Usha

PT UshaShe is one of the most famous Indian athletes who was given many names that includes Queen of Indian Track and field, Asian sprint queen, Payyoli Express, Golden girl. She has seen ill health and financial problem at her young age but achieved the unbelievable. She has won 13 gold medals in Asian championship. She made India proud by winning bronze in Los Angeles Olympics.

Sardara Singh

Sardara SinghHe has seen a lot of financial difficulties and only started his practice when his mother borrowed money to get him shoes and kit. He led Indian hockey team in 2014 commonwealth games and achieved Gold medal. He was the youngest player to captain the Indian team. In the year 2015, He was awarded Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award of India, in 2015 and there are many other gems in his pocket.

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Sarita Devi

Sarita DeviSarita Devi is one of the known athletes who has seen major financial problem in her young age and use to help her mother to collect woods in the field. She is a national champion and won gold medal in World championship 2006, silver medal in2014 commonwealth game, silver medal in Asian boxing championship. She was awarded with Arjuna award for her achievements. she made India proud many a times.

Shiva Keshavan

He has competed in most of the competition without any coach or winter sports infrastructure. Struggling for money is one of the major problems he has faced but achieved with his determination. Shiva Keshavan made Indian proud by being the five times Olympian and the first Indian representative to compete in luge at the Winter Olympic Games. He holds the world record for the youngest ever Olympia in luge. In Asian luge cup he achieved 2 gold, 1 silver, 2 bronze medals.

Shubham Jaglan

Shubham Jaglan is young and very talented Golfer, son of a milkman from rural Haryana, he practice golf with a shabby stick and watched YouTube to learn the game. He has won World Golf Championships in California. He has won the taylormade World Junior in July 2013. He also won the IJGA world stars of junior Golf in July 2015. He is young and talented boy who made India proud a lot of times.

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Sunil Kumar

Sunil Kumar is successful Indian athlete who practices with minimal funds and in very poor training facilities. His father was DTC bus driver and struggled financially in young age. He has won1 bronze and 1 silver in the Olympic Games and also Gold medal in 2010 world wrestling championship. 2 gold medals in common wealth games, in Asian games he has achieved 1 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze.

Vijender Singh

Vijender singh’s father was a bus driver with Haryana Roadways and he use to work overtime to support his education.  He is First Indian to win an Olympics medal. He has won 2 silver and one bronze in commonwealth Games and also one gold and one bronze in Asian games.

Manoj Mehra, a blogger and co-founder of Blazed Story, He always tries to share top 10 lists for India and worldwide to increase The knowledge of internet users.
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