Humans of Olympics: Meet Seema Punia's spouse Anil, who's at Rio to support her dream

Anil Punia has supported his wife Seema Punia through Athens 2004 and London 2012 and is now here to lend moral and psychological support to the discus thrower so that she can improve further.

Shrenik Avlani August 15, 2016 15:26:53 IST
Humans of Olympics: Meet Seema Punia's spouse Anil, who's at Rio to support her dream

Humans of Olympics Meet Seema Punias spouse Anil whos at Rio to support her dream

Making it to the Olympics is hard work. The fact that about more than hundred Indians have made the cut is a big thing. The athletes definitely need to put in the hard work but there are hundreds of others who work behind the scenes, directly or indirectly, and lend their support to ensure the athletes are able to perform at their peak levels on the day of the competition. The support from family is crucial.

Anil Punia has supported his wife Seema Punia through Athens 2004 and London 2012 and is now here to lend moral and psychological support to the discus thrower so that she can improve further. Seema had finished 13th in London and 14th in Athens.

Anil, who is here on his own, is staying with a friend not far from the Olympic Village, where Team India is staying, and the Olympic Park. Afraid he would say something wrong, he quickly wrapped up the conversation and jogged away from the Olympic Village where he had spotted a familiar Indian athlete and had stopped by to say hello.

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