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Athlete Sheetal Dinesh Kolhapure from Belagavi has won 2 Gold and 2 silver Medals at the 38th National masters Athletics championships held at Mangluru in the age group of 30+ women. Sheetal won gold in 1500 mtrs and 4×100 Relay while she got Silver medals in 800 mtrs and 400 mtrs.
Last year she had won three medals in World Master Games 2017 held at World Master Olympics in Auckland, New Zealand.
She works as a physical director in a private school and draws a monthly salary of Rs 5,000 and has over 100 medals in her kitty, but govt support did not come her way. She is a long-distance runner, who can run 1,500 meters, and win medals for the country.
But, like many other athletes in the country, the run for funds to fuel her sporting spirit, is beginning to tire her out. Dinesh husband of Sheetal works in a factory and they have two children, whom she aspires to make sports persons. Due to financial restrictions, she was unable to follow the diet that a sportsperson is supposed to and is able only to eat regular meals.
Now she has been selected to represent the nation at the Asia Pacific Masters games 2018, Penang, MALAYSIA to be held in September 2018.
Now she is training hard for the competition but the lack of funds is hampering her participation and also her training. India Master Athletics Association has said that all the expenditure will have to be borne b the athlete alone.
About 2 Lakhs would be needed for the training, registration, travel etc.
People who wish to help her can contact Sheetal on 8095518552
Sheetal Dinesh Kolhapure
THE SARASWAT CO-OPERATIVE BANK LTD, Tilakwadi Belagavi
Savings Account number 86200100004513
IFSC Code: SRCB0000086