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  • Aug
  • 18

Radhika Rathore - “When you can’t beat it squash it”

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All the way from Indore the young squash player who truly believes that the best is to follow your head. She is ranked as 26 in GU-19. Her dream job is to work for wildlife and loves nature. She is desires to be a world champion one day. Any rituals you follow

Before my match I wear my squash accessories in a particular order and after match I take them off in the same order.

One match you are proud of

I truly believe that defeat teaches you more than victory. Whenever I win a match against a player who is ranked higher than me, that moment is something that I am proud of.

What does it mean to represent India?

It’s a great feeling to represent India I cannot express it through words. It’s like a dream come true.

Driving factor to go for training every day?

The passion to become a world champion drives me to go for the training every day.

Lamest excuse given to your teacher

When I come late to school after squash, I tell my teacher that I was busy with some other teacher’s work.

Initial hurdles you faced

The initial hurdle that I faced was getting injured & falling sick just before the match.

Which animal best represents you

The animal that represents me best is a dog because it is always faithful and loyal.

If you could wake up tomorrow in the body of another athlete, who would it be

I would love to be Joshna Chinappa because she's a legend in Indian squash.

Your secret skills

My secret skills that I follow is to do yoga and meditation that really helps me a lot to boost myself both physically and mentally.

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If you could get a tattoo, what would it be?

I would imprint a dog’s paw on my left wrist

Your goals

My short-term goal is to be a national champion & my long-term goal is to be a world champion.

One habit you want to break

I broke the habit of engaging in social media a lot.

Area of game you need to improve?

I think I will have to improve in my pace.

Perks of being an athlete

Being an athlete is something that I dreamed to be. Hence it is a dream come true.

Your first match for India

I have not played for India yet! I am training hard to compete and get through.

“You will never know your limits until you push yourself to them!!”

Your bucket list

To play PSA to my fullest and to travel around are the two things in my bucket list.

Your most Embarrassing moment

I once blind folded some random girl thinking that she was my pre-school friend.

One super power you wish you had

To heal with joy makes me feel happy.

Your biggest inspiration

My biggest inspiration is my father who I always look up for.

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