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Usha Rani, cop-cum- Kabbadi champion rose from shanty town of Subedarpalaya in Yeshwanthpur near Bengaluru, in Karnataka. Armed with her mother’s unfulfilled dream to become an athlete, she became determined and practised kabaddi at the Kanteerava Stadium every morning rain or shine. As a school child, she grew up watching Kabaddi at a club in front of her house and soon joined the club and started playing kabbadi at National level in sub-junior category.
Whenever she was not playing, she was the source of support to her parents and others at home. She used to sell flowers for her daily living and she had to struggle all through her life, until she got a job in the Karnataka State Police Force. She was selected as a police person for her excellence in sports and was the youngest in the Karnataka State Police women Kabbadi team.
She was just 29 years old when she won a Gold Medal in kabaddi. She is much acclaimed for her raiding skills in kabaddi. E. S. Sumanth, sports officer at Karnataka State Police Sports Promotion Board says,
“Despite a well-paid job, Usha participated in national events every year without a miss. She is an expert in giving leads, raiding opponents and consistently playing a prominent role in the Indian kabaddi team.”
Usha Rani is now working hard and practising every day to win the Gold medal at the Asian Games in 2018. She has also become a role model to her brothers and sisters at home and other fellow sports persons.
Usha Rani is a police officer and a Kabaddi champion. She has come from a small town called Subedarpalaya in Yeshwantpur near Bengaluru, Karnataka. It was her mother's dream to become an athlete, but she could not achieve it. Usha Rani took the dream for herself, and she was determined to become an athlete. She practised kabaddi at the Kanteerava Stadium every day, regardless of the weather. When she was in school, she grew up watching others playing kabaddi at a club near her house. She also joined the club and started playing kabaddi with them. Soon, she began representing the country in the sub-junior category.
When she did not play kabaddi, she supported people at her home. She sold flowers for her daily expenses. She struggled throughout her life till she got a job as a police, in the Karnataka State Police Force. She was selected in the police force, in recognition of her talent in sports. It is to be noted that she was the youngest person in the Karnataka State Police women kabaddi team.
She won a gold medal in kabaddi when she was \(29\) years old. Raid in kabaddi is a main focal point. From that point, the raider touches the opponent - they can turn the whole winning point of the game. She was praised highly for her raiding skills in kabaddi. E. S. Sumanth, sports officer at Karnataka State Police Sports Promotion Board, has appreciated her — he said regardless of her job with a good salary, Usha had participated in every national game without missing even a single game. She had been an expert - in leading the team, being a good raider and continuously playing an important role in the Indian Kabaddi team.
Usha Rani worked hard and practised daily to win the Gold medal at the Asian Games in \(2018\). She is a role model not only for her brothers and sisters but also for other sportspersons.
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Meanings of difficult words:
|unfulfilled||not carried out or brought to completion|
|consistently||in every case or on every occasion; invariably|
|fellow||a person in the same position, involved in the same activity|
State Council of Educational Research and Training (2019). Term-2 English Standard-6. Sports Stars (pp. 81-97). Published by the Tamil Nadu Textbook and Educational Services Corporation