I joined Lakshya Shooting Club in 2018, a year full of hurdles. Life altering back injuries, shooting struggles and with the Youth Olympics close by I met Suma ma’am. She guided me and supported me immensely through it all. Given her zeal, and how she carries the Olympic spirit everywhere she goes, I was extremely fortunate to have met ma’am. She pushes her athletes, but at the same time she is humane. I feel very blessed to say the least, to have a guidance of such fire and ambition. She sees us in the light of higher goals, even before we actualize them. That is the intent and belief every athlete is in the need of. With her by my side I have a steadiness in the frenzy of sports. I am very thankful to Suma ma’am and Lakshya Shooting Club for always having my back and going through it all with me.
By Shahu Tushar Mane
Youth Olympic Games Silver Medalist, 2018
World Cup Gold Medalist, 2022
And many other Medals