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Indian Athletes share their New Year plans and resolutions

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While you contemplate your resolutions, check out the aspirations these young Indian athletes have for themselves in 2021.

With every new year comes the opportunity to set new goals. For athletes, a new year is a fresh opportunity to focus on getting better both on and off the field.

A new year is upon us. With that new year brings new beginnings and new goals. It’s a chance to put the past behind you and zoom into the future with renewed vigor. While you contemplate your resolutions, check out the aspirations these young Indian athletes have for themselves in 2021, which they shared with


Takhellambam Inunganbi



For athletes around the world, every new year brings in a new world of opportunities, growth, and challenges – and 2020 was definitely one of the most interesting and challenging yet.

My goal for 2021 is probably quite obvious! I want to make sure I’m consistent with my training then qualify for senior Asian Championship and win a gold medal.

Takhellambam Inunganbi, a champion judoka from Lovely Professional University Imphal, Manipur, is a bronze medallist in the 63kg Commonwealth Judo Championship 2019 and also a silver medallist in Khelo India Youth Games 2020 edition, and has finished fifth at the Asia-Oceania Junior Championships 2019.



Shravanthika Lakshmi




Inspite of the pandemic and the lockdown, 2020 was still a convincing year for me because I had enough time to reflect on myself and we had our races on with all safety precautions followed. It has been one of the best seasons in my career and I enjoyed every aspect of it.

I hope 2021 will give the same amount of confidence, energy and luck that will help me perform the way I did it in 2020

My plans are simple for 2021 I might do a championship of karting and mark my step into saloon car racing.

Wishing everybody a very happy new year! Hope everything turns into a better phrase.

The 16-year-old go-karting racer Shravanthika Lakshmi from CS Academy, Coimbatore, has already won the accolade of being an Outstanding Women in Motorsports 2019 by The Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India. She has also represented India in FIA World Motorsports Games 2019 in Vallelunga Circuit, Italy, Rome.


Shekher Vaidwan



With every new year comes the opportunity to set new goals. For me, a new year is a fresh opportunity to focus on getting better both on and off the field. I never really make any New Year’s resolutions but I guess in 2021, I will keep doing what I’m doing, train hard, work on all the little things and have fun.

Shekher Vaidwan is one of the brightest up-and-coming Archer and Indian Army man. He has participated in 23 Nationals and 2 International. In 2014, he participated in 2nd Asian Grand Prix and in 2018, in Asia Cup Stage 3.


Yubarani Banerjee



This New Year I would like to spend time with my family and closed ones since I have never got the chance to do that because I have always been traveling. The most important thing for me is my family and my closed ones so I would love to appreciate everything they have done for me and thank them for always being there and loving me since day one. I would want to practice hard, play my best tennis and get into the top level.

Yubarani Banerjee who is currently studying at Supreme Knowledge Foundation Group of Institutions, put in some truly wonderful performances down the years, winning a bronze medal at the Khelo India Youth Games, Guwahati, 2019, and is part of the Pune Warriors team that won the second edition of the Tennis Premier League title in Mumbai, 2019.


Suvana C Baskar




2020 has possibly been the hardest year for every athlete across the country. We strive and fight each day but are most grateful for our frontline workers. There is no better way to celebrate the New Year than to be grateful and dedicate our 2021 season to each person that stood by us and continued to love us.

Suvana C Baskar is one of the burgeoning swimming talents from Vidyashilp Academy, Karnataka. 12 gold medals, 15 silver and 5 bronze across age group at the nationals show how far she has come.


Komalika Bari



I am celebrating the New Year with my Archery family as I am attending the national camp. In 2021, I am going to focus on my Archery life the most, because we are going to get more and more tournament compare to 2020.

This year, I am going to do a lot of hard work so that I can be one among the top-8 Archers. Like always, it will be a challenging year, but I am ready for the ride.

At just 18, Komalika Bari is yet another rising star of Indian archery. In 2019, the youngster became the second Indian woman recurve archer after Deepika Kumari to win a gold medal at the World Archery Youth Championships, we spoke to Komalika who duly gave us an illuminating insight into life as a successful young archer.


Jyoti Patil



Like every year, this year we will go to the temple and then celebrate the New Year at home with the family. Forgetting all the negative things and moving forward in positive way and my main aim to give my best performance in the upcoming competitions in 2021.

Jyoti Patil made it big at the 2019 Khelo India Youth Games in Pune, winning a gold in the 200m breaststroke and silver in the 100m breaststroke events.


Ruhi Raju



2020 is a year to forget for most!

But for me, it is a year which has given me time to work on my game and become stronger and fit. I got ample time to work on my injuries.

I am eagerly looking forward to playing tournaments again in 2021 and break into top-8 in the junior World Rankings.

Ruhi Raju, Suchitra Academy, Hyderabad, recently staked a claim as one of the best shuttlers in India. The youngster looks to be the start of a highly promising career.


Chahat Arora



2020 was an amazing year for me, as I broke two National records. I would celebrate the New Year’s Eve with my family and would like to start the year by doing a good swim session.

My resolution for 2021 is to be happy come what may and to learn and experience new things. I plan to create new national records and to represent India at Olympics one day.

Chandigarh’s Chahat Arora made quite a splash in the pool in the recent times winning two medals – 50m breaststroke with a new short pool national record and 100m breaststroke silver respectively at South Asian Games in Kathmandu.


Shahu Tushar Mane



I may speak for all the athletes around the globe, when I say that 2020 was a mentally taxing year, but also brought along with it a break from the constant hustle of competition and more time for better preparations. I plan on celebrating New Year's with family and friends, though by staying safe and abiding by the necessary precautions, as I will be looking forward for the international selection trials to commence and will be training for the same. As we plunge into a new year, I am aiming to make it to the Indian team.

With over 40 medals under his belt, including a silver medal in 3rd Youth Olympic Games 2018 at Buenos Aires, Argentina, two medals in Asian Air gun Championship, Saitama Wako, team gold medal at the ISSF Junior World Cup, Suhl, Germany, plus numerous national and state championship titles, Shahu Mane has established himself as one of the burgeoning shooting talents in the country.

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