“HN Girisha, son of a daily wager from Karnatka with an impairment in his left leg won a silver in the men’s high jump event at the Paralympic Games in London, clearing a career-best height of 1.74m.” (The Times of India, New Delhi, Wednesday, September 5, 2012)
Heartiest congratulations, Girisha. You have done your parents and your country proud by winning the silver medal.
Girisha quit his bank job six months back to focus fully on his training and give it his very best for participation in the games. Expressing his joy at winning the medal and dedicating the same to the disable community in India, he said,
” I am very happy that finally my hard work earned result.” and added, “I could win a gold here, missed by a whisker. I can win gold in Rio. This year there is world championship in Paris and I am targeting gold there as well.”
What a great example of hard work, dedication, determination and focus, the essential ingredients for success. And what a go-getter attitude…Hats off!
“Hard work never goes waste; it always pays rich dividends”, with these words, I sign off this blog post wishing that achievement of Girisha may inspire many ‘Girishas’ among us to give our very best.