Mandatory Disclosure

Indian sportspersons’ are not just bound to their individual field but have also additionally served as an inspiration to the whole world. These super dynamic and talented young achievers from various sports are shining like stars consistently. Here is a rundown of the Indian young achievers, some of whom are not excessively popular yet, but gave the country a proud moment by their outstanding performances:

Hima Das - Athletics

Hima Das is an Indian sprinter, who hails from Assam. She was born on 9 January 2000 in a farmer family and is the youngest of the six kids. Hima’s first significant international event was 2018 Commonwealth Games where she contended in 400m and was a part of the Indian team in 4X400m hand-off.

She completed 6th in the 400m with a record of 51.32 seconds. The accomplishment which brought Hima in the spotlight was her record medal in 2018 World U20 Championships in Tampere, Finland. She won the gold medal in Women’s 400m event with a period of 51.46 seconds.

Jeremy Lalrinnunga – Weightlifting

Weightlifter Jeremy Lalrinnunga was born on 26 October 2002 in Aizwal, Mizoram, Jeremy had begun weightlifting when he was 10 years old. He started his preparation with Indian Army at Army Sports Institute in Pune, Maharashtra. In 2018, he broke two National Records guaranteeing bronze medal (Junior) and a silver (Youth) in Asian Championships.

Weightlifter Jeremy Lalrinnunga (15) won India’s maiden gold medal at 2018 Youth Olympic Games held in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He won the medal in the men’s 62 kg class by lifting an aggregate of 274 kg (124 kg +150 kg) weight to finish on top. In February 2019, Jeremy secured silver in men’s 67 kg class, getting India’s second medal in the EGAT Cup International Weightlifting Championships in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Manu Bhaker - Shooting

Manu Bhakeradded the Commonwealth gold medal to the list of accomplishments in her young career. Bhaker is a result of India’s interest in youth driven by the Government of India – the Khelo India Games. The 17-year-old Bhaker surprised everyone in her first-ever 10 m Air Pistol Commonwealth Games appearance, vanquishing veteran Heena Sidhu by an edge of six-plus points. Manu first achieved wonders at the 2017 Asian Junior Championships, where she won a silver. All the more, Bhaker also won double gold at the ISSF Junior World Cup. Anmol Jain and Bhaker commanded the last match in the mixed event, finishing with a 478.9 focus – a 1.8-point far from the present World Record at this dimension.

Aniket Jadhav – Football

Aniket Jadhav is an Indian professional footballer who plays as a forward for. He gained fame for his wonderful skills and speed at the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup held in India. Born in Kolhapur,Maharashtra, Aniket Jadhav was part of the AIFF Elite Academy batch that was preparing for the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup to be hosted in India.

On March 5, 2019, Aniket Jadhav joined Blackburn Rovers for a 3 month training spell at their academy. The star striker, who can also play on the either wings, was among the 10 Indians selected by former Germany and Bayern Munich great Paul Brietner to represent the nation at the prestigious FC Bayern Munich Youth Cup in 2014.

Lakshya Sen – Badminton

The 18-year-old shuttler Lakshya Sen has demonstrated sparks time and again. He became the No. 1 in the BWF World Junior ranking. Lakshya again achieved the same feat last year when he was crowned the Asian Junior Champion after he beat the top-seeded World No. 1 Kunlavut Vitidsarn in the final.

He also participated in the 2018 Summer Youth Olympics and settled for a silver medal. Recently, he won his maiden BWF World Tour title after winning the Dutch Open men’s singles tournament.