On this list we look into the lives of 5 athletes you may or may not have heard of who we think are out of the world.
- Khushbir Kaur
The girl from Rasulpur Kalan village near Amritsar engraved her name into the record books as the first ever Indian woman to capture a race walking medal at the Asiad Games. Read her fascinating story here.
2. Ronjan Sodhi
Ace shooter Ronjan Sodhi made a phenomenal score in two successive World Cups to grab a position in the top 12 double trap shooters. Read about his journey here.
3. Malika Handa
21-year-old Malika Handa overcame hearing-impairment and government apathy to become a record breaking International chess champion. Read her story here.
4. Amit Kanarjee
At a young age of 15 when most of us are clueless about our career and future plans, slum kid Amit represented India in Asian Basketball championship in Macau, China. Read his soul-touching story here.
5. P U Chitra
The daughter of a wage labourer won the Gold Medal in 1500m at the 2017 Asian Athletics Championships, earning the title of ‘Queen of Asia in the mile.’ Read her inspiring story here.