India Athletes Break Barriers to Make Sports History
Cricket-crazy India is opening up to other sports. The proof? The athletes who excelled at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang. Here, sports writer Suprita Das profiles five of them.
At 21, the first Indian to win a heptathlon gold at the Asian Games. It’s considered to be one of the most difficult track and field events, and an excruciating toothache made competing even more difficult for her. She appeared in the stadium with a heavily taped jaw and chin to reduce the pain.