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5 Sporting Ratnas Celebrated Kolkata's Undying Love of Sports at TSK 25K's Beyond the Finish Line

News Desk, News Nation 360 : The eighth running of the Tata Steel Kolkata 25K honoured the spirit of Kolkata on Friday by having five legendary champions at the 'Beyond the Finish Line' (BTFT) raise a toast to the inner strength of an athlete and their unwavering desire to reinvent themselves. Together with Empowerment Partner GoSports Foundation, Procam International is launching the Beyond the Finish Line initiative. Title Sponsor Tata Steel, Associate Sponsor IDFC First Bank, Official Cooldown Companion Bira Light, Telecast Partner Sony Sports 1, and Hospitality Partner Oberoi Grand Kolkata contributed to the glamorous event. The International Event Brand Ambassador Colin Jackson spoke about racism, winning, and having the inner strength to touch the winner's tape each time he took the track that evening. He also recalled Carl Lewis once told him in a competition that he needed to change one aspect of his game—stop losing—after he had won the world championship. It stirred up something inside of him. The rest is recorded in history. Archer Deepika Kumari discussed her hardships before entering the sport and said that when she first started archery, she had no idea how difficult completions were. She had first experienced the pressure and competitive nature of playing at the Commonwealth Games early in her career. Accomplished to receive the Padma Shri from the government for her achievements and her game. The husband of Deepika, archer Atanu Das, stated that their backgrounds are similar. His family is from the lower middle class. started out knowing very little about his sport. Tata Archery Academy had rejected him. He learned a lesson from it, but he did not go back. He maintained his concentration, and he defeated several Tata cadets to win the subjunior nationals in 2007. They gave him a callback. They never looked back after that. Myself and Deepika are going to Paris together to win it for India.

"I was the OG of East Bengal and I got so much of adulation. Half the city hated me. Then I went to Mohun Bagan, the other half hated me. But I enjoyed the love of both the halves and that made my life special." - Bhaichung Bhutia, Former Indian Footballer.

According to Bhaichung Bhutia, India has hope, but since every other nation is growing, Indian football will not have it easy. He was the prime of East Bengal and he had gotten so much adulation. He was once hated by half the city as he had played for both the popular clubs. The other half hated me when he went to Mohun Bagan after that. But his life was unique because he had experienced the love of both halves. During the 2017 World Cup, Jhulan Goswami recalled her decision to leave herself off of the starting eleven to support the team. She said that it was far more significant for her team to win. She told the coach to feel free to leave her. However, she realised the following day that she was trying too hard and wasn't enjoying her bowling while she was practising at the nets. Everything changed when she relaxed.


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