Sports is a way of life. While taking up any sport, athletes struggle on a day-to-day basis to learn the nuances of the game and strive hard for success. Like in any other profession, sports also requires adequate help from family members. Ridhi Phor, a 14-year-old international archer from Karnal (Haryana) can vouch for attaining assistance from her father who turned a student of archery to help his ward.
Ridhi, the Asia Cup medalist, is currently in Raipur to participate in CBSE National Archery Competition being hosted by The Great India School, Godhi village, Raipur, from November 15 to 18. The Asia Cup medalist, Ridhi, dreams of participating in the 2020 Olympics and emphasized on how her father churned out steps to help her excel in archery. "My father joined an Archery academy to learn the skill and techniques so that he can teach me. I had been learning Archery from my father since my childhood before joining Jeevanjot Singh Teja for advanced coaching, recently. As my Archery coach, my father has never been hesitant in going for rigorous training,” said Ridhi who has already grabbed two gold medals in individual Recurve event of the CBSE Competition.
Ridhi further added, “I have to qualify the International Trial to be held at Sonipat from November 24 to 26. I am eyeing a berth in the Olympics and thus my entire focus is towards it,” Ridhi told on the sideline of the CBSE Archery Competition at The Great India School.
Above all, it is worthy to note that Ridhi has attributed her success to father Manoj Phor and acknowledges his contribution. He even used to put earthen pots on his head ask her to target it. Some involvement, right?
About the Author
Aditya Sahay, a former cricket reporter/writer and statistician, has shifted gears to other sports (primarily badminton, tennis, kabaddi, hockey, golf etc). While cricket remains his first love, he enjoys covering and writing on kabaddi, hockey and tennis. He dons Germanys jersey during FIFA and believes Dhoni Dhoni hai, isko (aur) mauka mila toh bahut aage jayega