Nationwide Snowboarding athlete from Kodagu seems to be for sponsors to help her Olympic dream

By Specific Information Service

MADIKERI: A gold medal, 5 silver medals and a bronze. Athlete Bhavani Thekkada Nanjunda from Kodagu has all these achievements to her identify.

An authorized skier, she has develop into the primary South Indian to have gained medals within the nationwide cross-country competitions. Whereas she has already develop into the delight of Karnataka, she hopes to develop into the delight of the nation by participating within the Winter Olympics.

“I used to be the primary and the one South Indian to characterize India within the Worldwide FIS Cross Nation Snowboarding races hosted in Iceland in January this 12 months. In March this 12 months, I turned the primary South Indian to have gained medals within the Nationwide Cross Nation and Winter Biathlon Championships,” Bhavani shared enthusiastically.

She represented Karnataka on the Nationwide Cross Nation Snowboarding Competitors held at Gulmarg throughout March this 12 months and gained gold and two silver medals within the 1.5 km, 10 km and 5 km race within the championship.

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Equally, she has develop into the delight of the state after profitable two silver medals in 10 km and 5 km race within the Nationwide Winter Biathlon Championship, the place she shone in taking pictures and cross-country snowboarding biathlon sports activities. She gained the silver and a bronze medal within the 1.5 km and 5 km race within the All India Open Ski and Snowboard Championship held not too long ago in Himachal Pradesh.

“Following the participation within the numerous championships, I’m now eligible to characterize India within the upcoming Nordic World Ski Championship that shall be held at Slovenia. Whereas I dream of representing India within the Winter Olympics of 2026, I’ve to mandatorily participate in a number of world championships to gather FIS factors,” she defined.

She shared that whereas her ardour for the game and her dream to characterize the nation is excessive, so is the requirement of funds to fulfil her dream. She earnestly seems to be ahead to some help from sponsors, which can assist her purchase snowboarding gear and help her coaching classes.

“The coaching will assist me meet up with the worldwide skiers and assist me characterize India within the World Championships, World Cup and at last within the Winter Olympics,” she concluded.

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