Asian Games medallist sells tea for a living

New Delhi, Sep 8: Harish Kumar, an Asian Games medallist, who used to sell tea in the national capital, has had to resume the same job for fulfilling basic necessities of life. 

Kumar represented India in Sepak Takraw and clinched a bronze medal at the Asian Games 2018.

Son of an auto-rickshaw driver, the medalist sells tea in Majnu Ka Tilla area of New Delhi.

” have many family members and there is a very meagre source of income. I help my father at the tea shop to support my family. I dedicate four hours every day between 2 to 6 for my practice”, Harish told media.

The medalist further said, “For my future, I want to get a good job to support my family”.

“I started playing this sport from 2011. My coach Hemraj brought me into this sport. We also used to play with a tyre when my coach Hemraj spotted me and introduced me to the Sports Authority of India (SAI). Thereafter I started receiving monthly funds and kits. I practice every day and will keep on doing it to bring more laurels for my country”, he added.


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