I am Pooja Bishnoi 9 years old. I am an athlete. I was born on 10 April 2011 in a small village in Jodhpur Rajasthan. My mother's milk did not come when I was born. I spent all my life till now with a single person, whose name is Sarwan Budiya (maternal uncle and coach).
My coach also wanted to one day win the gold medal in athletics for the country, but that could not happen. When he was an athlete of the Sports Authority of India. He then suffered hamstring problems and gave up his game.
It was a matter of 1 day when I was 3 years old, boys were running around me. Then my coach chased me with those boys too, but I lost, but seeing me running, my coach came into my mind from the same day that my unfinished dream Pooja will be fulfilled!
My coach told those boys that Pooja will compete with you after a month, who were much older than me. He started laughing at me. Then did I work hard for a month and the day came when I had a race with those boys and I came first in that race.
After that I never looked back and I completed 10 kilometers at the age of 6 in just 48 minutes. At the age of 5, I made six pack abs. At the age of 8, I completed 3 kilometers in just 12 minutes in 50 seconds.
In my field, I work hard for 8 hours every day.
I had won the battle with many difficulties. I needed a support and then I got the support of the Virat Kohli Foundation.
I am the daughter of a farmer and after getting such huge support, I started working hard day and night.
The day has come, which I used to watch on TV, they were in front of my eyes.
In the Indian Sports Honours program, Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan ji and Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli ji met the great personalities of the country and they boosted my morale. After that day, I work hard every day to get medals in Olympics. Working hard and seeing me, many small girls of the country are coming into the game today. Today I am working as an inspiration for all those girls.
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अरुणाचल प्रदेश के त्वांग क्षेत्र में ट्रक के खाई में गिरने से प्राण गंवाने वाले आर्मी में नायक राजूराम विश्नोई का पार्थिव शरीर शनिवार सुबह सड़क मार्ग से दिल्ली से जोधपुर पहुंची। गांव में शोक की लहर देखी गई। शहीद की पार्थिव देह पहुंचने पर गांव के रहवासियों ने देशभक्ति नारे लगाने के साथ ही पुष्प वर्षा की। इस अवसर पर जनप्रतिनिधियों और प्रशासन की ओर से श्रद्धांजलि अर्पित की गई।
शहीद की अंतिम यात्रा में युवाओं ने हाथों में तिरंगा लेकर चलते हुए भारत माता के जयकारे लगाए। लूणी तहसील में उनके पैतृक गांव फींच हमीर नगर में सैनिक सम्मान के साथ अंतिम संस्कार किया जा रहा है। लूणी विधायक महेन्द्रसिंह विश्नोई ने शुक्रवार को हमीरनगर पंहुचकर शोक संतप्त परिवार को ढांढस बंधाया था। जिला सैनिक कल्याण अधिकारी ले. कर्नल आरएस राठौड़ के अनुसार नायक शुक्रवार को वायुसेना के विशेष विमान में इटानगर से दिल्ली पहुंचा राजूराम का शव सड़क मार्ग से जोधपुर लाया गया।
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राजूराम के निधन से पूरा गांव स्तब्ध है। परिवार में वृद्ध दादा-दादी, माता-पिता, गर्भवती पत्नी सुगना देवी का रो-रोकर बुरा हाल हैं। वे राजू को बार-बार याद कर खामोश हो जाते हैं और फिर सुबक-सुबक कर रोने लगते हैं। मृतक की बड़ी बेटी सरस्वती (7) ने जब से अपने पिता के स्वर्गवास की खबर सुनी है तब से खाना-पीना ही छोड़ दिया है। छोटी बेटी शीनू (3) को हादसे के बारे में समझ ही नहीं है। अपनी रोती मां को देखकर वह बार-बार उनसे सवाल कर रही है, आप क्यों रो रहे हो....
India javelin thrower Annu Rani, who is quarantined at the National Institute of Sports in Patiala, wants to make the most of the enforced break and work on her game ahead of the Tokyo Olympics.
With the Tokyo Olympics being postponed for the 1st time in history, the lives of players, and their favourite sports have been brought to a virtual standstill with the outbreak shutting down a series of sports all across the globe. However, Annu Rani is determined to focus on the positives of the enforced break.
Annu Rani became the first Indian woman javelin thrower to qualify for the final round of the World Championships as she registered a throw of 62.43 at the IAAF World Athletics Championships last year, bettering her own national record throw of 62.34m.
Speaking to indiatoday.in, Annu, who is seen as India's biggest hope in the women's javelin throw, said that she will improve her distance throw and prepare herself in such a way to bag a medal at Tokyo Olympics.
"Tokyo Olympics postponement was a sad news for all players but I will see it as a positive as it gives me a good chance and more time to prepare. Now, I have got time, I will ensure I improve my distance throw, work on my fault and prepare myself so that I can bag a medal," Annu said.
Annu Rani laments not being able to train outside but is focusing on some core exercises to keep her fit amid the lockdown. Annu is in the girls' hostel at the National Institute of Sport (NIS) in Patiala, Punjab, where she has been since her return from Potchefstroom, South Africa along with Vipin Kasana, Arshdeep Singh and coach Uwe Hohn.
"There is a small area near our hostel, barely 30 to 35 metres wide grass ground. I do a few of the core exercises, such as rope skipping and training with medicine balls. I am also doing weight training as there are some weights with us. I normally do 2 hour workout session with the weights to keep up my fitness levels," Annu added."Whenever we train outside, our training sessions are long like each day we train for 3-4 hours in the morning then 3-4 hours in the evening. We take our diet according to the training regime, the routine is also based accordingly but right now everything has changed. We can't take that diet as the body weight might increase.
Annu Rani explained that she has been reading Swami Vivekananda books and watching inspirational videos of Cristiano Ronaldo to keep herself motivated amid the lockdown.
"I've been reading a book by Swami Vivekananda. I like inspirational stories and try to find things like this on YouTube also. I watch videos of big players such as Cristiano Ronaldo as he is a brilliant athlete and a person and watching him helps me improve as a sportsperson," she explained.
The number of young Indian athletes seemingly on the precipice of big achievements in sports appears to be at its highest level in recent memory. The gleaming promise shown by the 18-year-old Hima Das in clocking a world-class 50.79s to win silver in the 400m event at the Asian Games certainly made the Athletics Federation aim big. Eight-year-old Pooja Bishnoi is the latest sensation to join the list of young athletes, barely in her teenage years and showing that her early success is no fluke.
Hailing from a small village in Jodhpur, Pooja aspires to become an Olympic champion in the 2024 Games. Pooja has recently scripted a world-record of covering a distance of 3km in just 12.50 minutes in the under-10 age category.
She is currently supported by the Virat Kohli Foundation that she believes inspires her to work and train even harder. The foundation bears her daily expenses of travel, nutrition, training, etc. She considers her maternal uncle and coach Sarwan Budiya as a source of inspiration. Incidentally, young Pooja is Asia’s first-ever girl to have six-pack abs at a young age of eight, which determines her passion for climbing newer heights in the field of athletics.
“What a truly wonderful night. Met a lot of talented people, bollywood and sports celebrities at @indiasportshonours2019. It’s a matter of pride for me that I am getting support from @vkofficial (sic),” Pooja wrote in an Instagrampost. With the flamboyant Pooja leaving no stones unturned to achieve milestones in life, a golden girl in athletics might just be on the horizon, who knows? Youngsters like Pooja come with a certain depth of talent that has sports fans in the country very excited about the future of the athletics ecosystem in India. thebridge.in/athletics/this-8-yr-old-world-record-holder-wonder-kid-aspires-to-become-olympic-champion/
It’s a matter of pride for me that i am getting support from the #ViratKohliFoundation . Really feel me like a dream become true for a girl coming from a small village and reached here with true hard work.