“Success isn’t always about ‘Greatness,’ it’s about consistency. Consistent hard work gains success. Greatness will come.” – Dwayne Johnson
Nirmala Sheoran is one of the greatest athletes from India’s most significant contributor of sportspersons, Haryana. Nirmala was born on 15th July 1995 in ChehadKhurd village, Bhiwani District, Haryana. Despite being born in a farmer family, she never gave up her passion for sports.
Farmer children are stronger because of their hard work they do every day that eventually helped her in the long run. Her family also supported her in every aspect and encouraged her despite every odd. They even went into debts raising money for her training. She struggled with lack of money and suffered economic crisis
The passion and dedication she has towards athletics showed her the path to succeed in life. She joined the Vijender Singh’s coaching who trained her for about six years. Nirmala Sheoran went through rigorous training before entering her 1st track event. She participated in the 56th National Inter-State Senior Athletics Championship held in Hyderabad in July 2016.
In her first event, she recorded a breathtaking 51.48 seconds on the 400-meter track.
“Always believe in yourself. No matter who’s around you being negative or thrusting negative energy at you, totally block it off. Because whatever you believe, you become.” – Michael Jackson
In 2017, she won Gold in the 22nd Asian Athletics Championship held at Bhubaneswar. She trained on her own despite the absence of Vijender, her personal coach. He advised and motivated her through the phone which made her healthy enough to compete. The victory at Bhubaneswar gained her humongous response and made India pride.
“Success doesn’t lie in ‘Results’ but in ‘Efforts,’ ‘Being’ the best is not so important, ‘Doing’ the best is all that matters.”
Nirmala got praised by the Legendary sprinter, P.T.Usha Nirmala whom she admires the most for her performance. She even faced opposition after her victory from the President of Athletics Federation of India (AFI), AdilleSumariwallar regarding her inconsistent performance. But, she stood firm and started training for the upcoming Commonwealth Games.
Nirmala Sheoran believes that strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle. Her journey from farmer family to tracks describes her determination, motivation, self-esteem towards her goal. Her story is an inspiration to many young minds which advice to possess a high attitude to succeed in life.
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