Will this Taekwondo Winner win a Gold Medal in 2020 Olympics?
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Earlier in 2008, when the entire country celebrated Abhinav Bhindra’s gold medal at the Beijing Olympics, B Sai Deepak was just 12 years old. Little did he know that this event would leave a mark in his life or as he puts it, “give me an aim in life” to win an Olympic medal for the country. Meanwhile ten years down the line, this Hyderabad boy is an engineering graduate as well as a Taekwondo state champion, who is currently pursuing an MBA.
Furthermore along the way he has also set two Guinness records one in November 2017 for the most full contact elbow strike in 1 minute (142 strikes) and the second record in December 2017 for the most knee strikes in 3 minutes (205 strikes). Meanwhile when talking to TNM from his home in Hyderabad, Deepak is a busy man shuttling between studies and Taekwondo practice.
He said excitedly “My goal is to represent India during the 2020 Olympics”. Moreover Deepak let go off an opportunity to work with Google after he got a placement during the campus recruitment process. Further citing the reason that he wouldn’t be able to focus on his practice if he took up the job, the 22 year old decided to apply for an MBA so as to not disappoint his parents as well as to continue his training along with his studies. Presently he is hungry to break records and win medals, Deepak finishes the call by saying that apart from winning an Olympic medal, and he also wanted to be an inspiration for young athletes to take risks to follow their dreams.