Girls, uninterrupted: India's sportswomen let it rip

Over the last few years, young sportswomen have exploded onto the global stage with medal-winning performances. Their stories of perseverance amid hardship are now spurring a legion of determined girls around the country
By: Madhu Kapparath
Published: Mar 2, 2019
Girls, uninterrupted: India's sportswomen let it rip

Image by : Selvaprakash Lakshmanan for Forbes India

Long jump
Shaili Singh leaps under the watchful eyes of long-jump legend Anju Bobby George at the Sports Authority of India training centre in Kengeri, Bengaluru. Shaili, who’s just turned 15, broke the under-16 national record at the Junior Nationals in Ranchi last November. Anju emphasises the importance of training to rid Indian athletes of an inferiority complex that they are overcome with when they compete internationally, and to learn to present themselves as champions.