New Delhi: Indian cyclist Deborah Herold, a Tsunami survivor who is currently ranked 4th in the world, is seeking crowdfunding to purchase a customised cycle to participate in the upcoming Track World Cup in Glasgow.
Deborah needs to purchase a cycle worth Rs 7 Lakh to be at par with her competitors from different parts of the world. With the right training and exposure, she believes she can achieve glory and make India proud. She is also planning to represent India in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Speaking on her preparations for the championship in November, Deborah said, "I am looking forward to exhibit my best form and skills in the Championship in Glasgow. I'm training rigorously and hope to achieve the standards set by my coach and eventually win for my country."
Socorre.Com has tied up with Milaap.Org, India's largest crowdfunding platform to raise funds for the young cyclist to help her prepare for the international competition.
At the ongoing Track Asia Cup in Delhi, Deborah took home two gold medals after beating Malaysia, Hong Kong and Kazakhstan in two different events.
During the 2004 Tsunami, she survived the calamity by spending over a week on a tree, waiting for the waters to recede.