“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’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
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
|accommodation and food||6000|
|Nutrition, diet, massage||20000|
|Sports & Accessories||4000|
|Total Monthy Expenditure||30000|
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