There’s more to the Olympics than winning medals4 min read 14 Aug 2016, 12:50 AM IST
Dattu Bhokanal may not be bringing back a medal from Rio, but the plucky Indian rower is surely not returning 'empty-handed'
There’s a story making the rounds, as these things go at Olympics time, about an Indian athlete at Rio. The gist is this much: he’s a young onion farmer in a drought-stricken village in Maharashtra. His father dies in 2012 and the young man joins the army. Someone suggests he try rowing, which he does, mindful that it might be a route to promotions and more money for the family.
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