Jaipur Athletes – Anurag Rathi, Charu Taneja – Win At Special Olympics
- IWB Post
- August 10, 2015
Anurag Rathi and Charu Taneja from Jaipur have brought glory to all of us.The two youngsters have won bronze medals in Special Olympic World Summer Games 2015 in Los Angeles. Their trainer, Kesar Ara, accompanied them.
Kesar said, “Anurag ran with a bleeding foot but did not give up before notching two bronze medals for the country. He could have easily got the gold but for the unfortunate injury. I am sure the Winter Olympic Games in 2017 will have better things in store for him.”
Charu said, “It was a very exciting event for us, we made a lot of new friends.”
While 21-year-old Anurag won two bronze medals in 500m and 2x200m relay roller skating events, Charu, who is 16, won a bronze in volleyball.
Dharampal Rathi, Anurag’s father, has been training him from a young age developing his interest in a wide variety of sports.
Charu’s father Kumar Taneja, gave credit to his daughter’s determination and Kesar’s guidance for her success. He added, “Credit also goes to her younger brother Vishal who constantly practised with her. We intend to send Charu to many more competitions, but the state government should also help us. These children are not a burden on society and today they have proved it.”
Very true. We are so proud of you, Charu & Anurag.
Our interview with this brilliant Sports teacher, Kesar Ara, at Disha school is coming up soon. Stay tuned!