The sky is not the limit for these inspirational sports personalities who have made their names outshine and have brought laurels to the country by setting a benchmark in their respective fields. Hailing from some of the lesser known places of Uttarakhand these superstars of sports are role models for the youngsters who dream of soaring high but are afraid to fall. If you need some inspiration to chase your dreams then have a quick look at the 11 most influential sports personalities who have proved that if you have the zeal to follow your dreams then neither money nor excessive pressure from family can become a hurdle between your success.
1. Abhinav Bindra- Shooting
Born in the lavish surroundings of Dehradun, Abhinav Bindra has set a benchmark in shooting. This young shooter has done his schooling from the prestigious Doon School. He is a 10m air rifle title winner at Beijing Olympics Games, 2006 ISSF World Shooting Championships and a title winner at 2006 Commonwealth Games held in Glasgow. Apart from this Abhinav has also bagged a gold medal in men’s hockey team and is currently serving as the board advisor member in the Go Sports Foundation, Bangalore.
Notable Achievements: Abhinav Bindra has been conferred with “Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna”in 2001 and a Padma Bhushan Award for his noteworthy achievements. Bindra was also the first Indian to win world championship gold in Zagreb and a gold medal in Paris event.