Inspiring story of a silver medal winner in the current AsiadThe sports discipline in which she participates is not known to the most. Needless to say that it is not a popular sport. The training facility for this sport is extremely limited.
'Kurash' is a form of wrestling popular in Central Asia, where the objective is to throw the opponent down on their back by grabbing hold of a towel around their waist, but very few people know about this sport in India.
She had been working hard for the Asiad, but earlier this year she lost three of her family members, a cousin brother, her father and her grandfather within three months. She fought through all that emotional trauma. Not only these, she also had to lose weight from 58kg to 52kg very rapidly to be eligible for the Asian Games.
Despite the emotional trauma and lack of training facilities in the country, 19-year-old Pincky Balhara from Neb Sarai, Delhi, has made the country proud winning silver in Jakarta in the 52 kg weight category in 'Kurash'.
Congratulations! Pincky Balhara.