19 year old Kishon is dead set on athletics as a career. His main event is the long jump. He is a Bronze medallist at District and State Levels- and is looking to make a State record next year.
He has a lot to prove. Kishon comes from a family that is not supportive of sports. He adds that his father is a plumbing contractor, and his mother is a housewife. His sister is in 2nd PU, and gets family support towards her academic achievements.
“I just want to prove to them that I can do it, be a successful athlete” says Kishon seriously. He credits his three coaches with being pillars of support, and motivating him every step of the way. With all the opposition that he faces at home every day, the encouragement that he receives from his coaches spurs him to push his boundaries.
“He does more than give his 100% towards his workouts- he gives his entire soul” says Coach Bindu of Kishon. “He has something to prove, and it shows.”
However, Kishon now needs your support. Sports are expensive
to pursue. His nutritional requirements cost 4000 rupees a month, and spike shoes (a must for a sprinter) have to be replaced once in 3 months. Currently Kishon is looking towards heading for Nationals next year. However, his long term goals are to aim for the Asian Commonwealth Games in 2019. He is confident that he can get there- with a bit of help.