Priyanka Goswami from Uttar Pradesh at race walk nationals in Ranchi bagged the gold, clocking a national record-shattering time of 1:28:45s. In the process, she also earned a spot for the Tokyo Games slated for July this year.
Now hoping to win laurels for the country, at her first ever appearance at the Olympics, makes Priyanka remember the time when the pandemic had almost ended her dreams after she missed the qualification mark by a mere 36 seconds at the same event last year.
Coming from a financially backward family, Priyanka had to also struggle a lot to reach where she is now. She says that it is with her passion and hard work that she is able to acheive all.
(Interviewed and produced by Apurva P; edited by Dhruv Sharma)