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AYESHA N. BILLIMORIA

 

HOPING TO GO ABROAD TO TRAIN FUTHER IN ATHLETICS

 

I am an athlete who has represented Maharashtra for the last 10years in the 100, 200 and

400mtrs run..I am a gold medalist in the 200mtrs at the All India ICSE school Nationals

and Bronze medalist at the Open National Meets.. I aspire to train further so that I can

be a part of the Indian team at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi in October 2010.

And Asian Games in Macau in November 2010.. To achieve this goal I need to train

at different tracks in different climatic conditions in India and abroad. Trained under

the greats like Mr. Savio D’souza, Mrs. Rachita Mistry (who represented India in the

100mtrs at the Sydney Olympics in the year 2000) and now going to train under an

Australian coach called Gavin Fernandes, and helped by physiotherapist John Gloster..

 

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO DO:

I want to be a part of the Indian team.. I aim to be a part of the Indian contingent at the

2012 Olympics in London. But with the kind off facilities and weather conditions in India

it is tough to achieve my targets. I am now training in Poona where all the facilities are

available and the government has granted me special permission to train on those tracks

at Balewadi Sports Complex.. But I want to do better for myself and my country; hence

I want to get myself trained better outside India. I am going to Australia in March and

April for further training before the Commonwealth Games trials start in May. I have also

got an offer from Spain, Barcelona. To go there for a month and train.. But with very less

funds in my hand I cannot go anywhere..

 

WHY DO YOU WANT TO DO IT:

I have been in this field for the last 10 years.. My parents have really put in a lot of

effort behind me for so many years. They have helped me financially as much as they

could.. They are now growing old and I don’t wish to burden them any further.. I know

I can achieve my dreams one day.. I just need the right guidance and support from my

surroundings. I want to represent my country and be the 1st Parsee girl to represent India

in the Athletics discipline. And I know I CAN DO IT. I have suffered many injuries

in the last 2 years because of which I could not compete in many competitions. But

thankfully because of my physio John Gloster I am now much better, fitter and stronger.

 

HOW WILL I DO IT:

Well the only answer I have to this is, that I will definitely put in a lot of hard work. It is

something I have been doing for the past many years and will continue to do so.. With the

help of Gavin Fernandez who is a very well known coach and physiotherapist in Sydney.

The training will be held in Home Bush Olympic stadium in Sydney. One of the Best in

the world.

 

BUDGET:

For the next 2 months I my expenditure will come up to Rs.1,80,000. Which includes my

stay, travel and food..

Looking forward for a very very positive reply from you’ll..

Thank-you.