She is just 14. Her father is a cobbler in Mumbai and none of the family members are into sports. But, Sayali Mhaishune participates and races in state-level and district-level competitions in Maharashtra to earn some extra money and help her parents financially.
Yes, this is one of the most inspirational stories you will read today.
In a moving tale that will warm your heart, a barefooted Sayali clocked 12:27.8 minutes in the 3,000 m event to win gold at the District Sports Office Inter-School Athletic Championships.While all this was taking place at Priyadarshini Park, her father, Manjesh, was busy mending shoes in his small shop in Dadar.
In the process, she managed to defeat the defending champion and her school friend Sejal Kadam (13:08.1s), who is two years her senior.She has just begun her journey and these achievements are only milestones that she is on the right track.
Sayali’s father cannot afford to buy spikes, but the 9th standard student of RM Bhatt High School (Parel) was overjoyed after her record-breaking performance.
And here’s what Manjesh said after her daughter’s extraordinary achievement:
Having such a daughter is the biggest gift a father can have. Similarly, having such a father is the biggest gift a daughter can have.
Keep running, Sayali and one day you will win a gold in the Olympics. 🙂
News Source: NDTV