It is true that we have not brought home any gold in the recently held Rio Olympics. However, that does not change the fact that we have really superb athletes and rising sports champions in our country. The best way to honor them would be to keep their memories evergreen, a biopic in their honor. Let us take a look at six such sportspersons who deserve a biopic.
The recently won silver medal in Rio has earned Pusarla Venkata Sindhu a nationwide recognition. However, this is neither the first medal for her and nor is she to be rated as an underdog. She has achieved much more prior to the Olympics and has worked hard to reach this level. The story is worth telling!
Another medalist from the Rio Olympics, she was the person who brought back the hope to the Indian medal tally with the first medal this season. She was also the first Indian Woman Wrestler to have won a medal in the worldâ€™s biggest sporting event. She comes from a very humble background and has gone through many struggles to reach where she is. The struggle, the hardship and the victory is definitely worth a story to tell.
Once again an Olympian from this season, she was the first of the gymnasts from the country to represent in a world gymnast event like the Olympics after nearly half a century. Gymnastics has always been an elusive subject to Indians and she has proved that nothing is beneath hard work and commitment. While unfortunately, she missed out on a medal by hairline, it is still a victory to have reached fourth and her journey to this place is definitely worth making a movie of.
Now who can forget the gold medalist from 2008 Beijing Olympics? The poster boy for shooting in India, he had to suffer a fatal back injury before the 2008 Olympics. Yet, he proved his mettle, rising above and winning not just a medal but gold for the nation. Unfortunately, he was unable to sustain his victory in the next few years. Yet, his story is a tale to remember.
The wrestler who won us two medals in two consecutive Olympics â€“ a bronze in 2008 and silver in 2012. If you listen to his life history, you will realize that it is a true example of the fact that you can never hide talent and hard work. He was from a poor family and suffered improper coaching and yet managed to achieve. A story worthy of biopic!
Also referred to as the â€œPayyoli Expressâ€ she has won nearly 101 international medals for track. While she was unfortunate in not being able to win a medal in Olympics, her closest achievement was fourth place in 400m hurdles in 1984 Olympics. Considered as the Queen of track and field in India, her story is definitely a good one for a biopic.