Help Tarun Win A Gold At The Olympics And Make India Proud

24-year-old Tarun Shekar, son of Chandrashekar and Shashikala is a small town boy with big dreams! Born and raised in Thorehalli in Tumkur district, Tarun’s dream is to win a gold medal for India as an athlete at the 2020 Olympics held in Tokyo. 

“At the age of 10, I participated in long jump and 100m and won the gold medal at cluster and hobli level. That was my first medal in Athletics. However I had no practice and I didn’t even have a coach. It was only after I listened to Arjun Devaiah’s speech did I realize that this is where my interest lies and that one day I would win a gold at the Olympics and make my country proud.” 

Tarun studied in Mycemco Junior College and won many medals for the school

Tarun’s preparation for Tokyo Olympics2020 starts from December 2017. The preparation plan involves training in India for a year and then abroad for a few months. Tarun trains under his coach  Prasad Reddy.

Tarun is very talented and has won many medals 

Tarun was awarded “The Best Athlete” of the year 2012 in the University Athletic Championship

Current record holder in University Athletic Championship in 400 mt hurdles
6 gold medals in University Athletic Championship from 2012-2015 & finished in Top 10 in Senior National Athletic Championship 2016

Personal best of 47.01 seconds in practice

400 mt race Records -: 
World Record: 43.03
Indian Record: 45.32
Karnataka Record: 46.60
Tarun's best timing: 47.0

While there is nothing stopping Tarun’s spirit and body from wanting to achieve his dream, everything costs money.  In order to train for the Olympics, Tarun has an expenditure of around 32 lakh Rs.

Tarun belongs to a  very middle-class family that earns 16000 Rs per month. His father, Chandrashekhar, is an earnest daily wage earner working in a cement factory while his mother is a housewife. Tarun currently lives in a shared room with other athletes near Sports Authority Of India.

So far Chandrashekhar is funding his training through his meagre salary. He wants to do everything he can to help his son fulfil his dream but unfortunately, does not have the funds required to do so.

Tarun needs our help to afford his training period till the Olympics. Without this training and qualification, Tarun cannot achieve his dream of participating in the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

Training plan in India -: December 2017- September 2018 at Kadappa in Andhra Pradesh 
Monthly ExpensesINR
accommodation and food6000
Nutrition, diet, massage20000
Sports & Accessories4000
Total Monthy Expenditure30000
*Total Expenditure in India for 10 months - 300000 Rs. (30000*10)

Training plan in South Africa -:  November 2018- April 2020-  in Senegal, South Africa
For accommodation, food, training, nutrition, sports accessories – 150000*18 months – 2700000
Travelling expenditure – 250000
*Total expenditure in South Africa - 2950000 Rs

Upcoming Competitions Tarun plans to take part in leading up to the 2020 Olympics -:
  • Senior Nationals Interstate Athletic Championship - July 2018 ( selection trails for ASIAN games)
  • Open Nationals Athletic Championship - September 2018
  • Federation cup Athletic Championship 2019
  • Senior National Athletic Championship 2019
  • Asian track and field 2019
  • Open Nationals Athletic Championship 2019
  • Asian Grand pix
  • Federation cup Athletic Championship 2020
  • Senior National Athletic Championship 2020
  • Tokyo Olympics 2020

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4th May 2018
Dear Supporters,

Thank you everyone for your love and support. This couldn't have been possible without you.

It gives me immense pleasure in informing you that the practice is going well and currently, we are focusing on speed endurance, speed rhythm and power.

The first event will be scheduled in the first week of June, which will be the trials and the Nationals will be on the 26th of June. We are hopeful and wishing him the very best. Please keep supporting. We shall keep you  posted.

Here is a video of Tarun practicing - Thank you again!
raised of Rs.3,250,000 goal

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Beneficiary: Tarun Shekar info_outline
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Supporters (34)

Anonymous donated Rs.2,500
30 days ago
Thamarai donated Rs.2,000
about 1 month ago

Good luck

Balasubramanian donated Rs.8,000
about 1 month ago
Anonymous donated Rs.500
about 1 month ago
Anonymous donated Rs.100
4 months ago
Priyajot donated US $10
4 months ago

All the best. Time for gold in olympics!!