The Indian cyclist who won a silver medal in the men’s triathlon at the 2016 Rio Olympics said he has become an inspiration to young athletes and would like to be remembered as a “great cyclist”.
The 26-year-old rider, who was part of the India Cycling Association, said he would like the public to remember him as a cyclist because he is “very good at the sport”.
He said he is an inspiration for young athletes who want to “train for the future”.
“I’m very happy with the way I am now,” said the former sports teacher.
“I love the sport, I enjoy it and it has given me a lot of confidence.”
The silver medalist said he was inspired by the likes of India’s current Paralympic champions Anushka Sharma and Anupam Kher, who also won silver medals.
He also said he wanted to share his success story to inspire others to achieve greatness.
“I have a good story,” he said.
“For me, I have been a cyclist for three years and I’m now in the top five.
I hope that people who read this will have the confidence to follow in my footsteps.”