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From chasing buses to chasing medals

K Narasimhamurthy, Kolar, Dec 6, 2012, DHNS :

Rural talent

long distance: N Veena, student of Government Law College, Kolar, won the gold in 800 mtrs at the athletics meet in Dharwad in November.

At the outset she does not look like a sports person. But, N Veena, a second year LLB student of Government Law College in Kolar has made this backward district proud by bagging several medals at various sports events at various levels.

Though she hails from an obscure village near Avani in Mulbagal taluk, which lacks bus facility even today, she has never given up her efforts to carve a niche for herself in the world of sports

Her latest achievement is that she bagged three medals, two gold, a silver and a bronze in 800 mtrs and 400 mtrs sprint and 4x400 mtrs relay, at the second athletics meet of Karnataka State Law University held in Dharwad on November 9 and 10.

Besides, she represented Karnataka in the 35th national sub-junior women’s handball championship that was held in Tamil Nadu’s Erode recently. Veena has also participated in crosscountry event organised by the karnataka State Law University in Ramanagara and won a gold medal. This talented sports person has even taken part in cross country relay event.

In October last, Veena participated in the all India inter-university crosscountry competition that was held in Nagpur, Maharashtra. She was indeed the capitan of the Karnataka State Law University’s team, which occupied the 24th position in the meet.

Commenting on Veena’s achievements, K Raghavendra, director of physical education, Government Law College, Kolar, said that she was the “sport star of their college” and has won several medals for the college in the very first year she represented the institution in various events.

“As there is no bus facility to her village, she has to walk 2.5 km daily to Avani to catch a bus to Kolar. The fear of missing the bus made her to sprint and, this helped her in making big in the field of athletics.”

Veena, who hails from an agricultural family, has the potential and confidence to represent the country at higher levels, provided she gets the right sponsorers, Raghavendra said.


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