Bulandshahar (Uttar Pradesh), July 15 (ANI): It isn't unusual for people in the country to expect medals from sportspersons contesting competitions, especially those being held in abroad.
Amit Chaudhary, a body builder from, Uttar Pradesh is one of them. He is all set to participate in World Games in Taiwan.
ith no coaching facilities available to him, Chaudhary has practiced in a small gym in his home.
Despite belonging to a middle class family, Chaudhary won several awards in national level competitions and has been holding the title of Mr. India for the last five years.
His family bears all his expenses from its meagre income.
Chaudhary admits that lack of government support has hampered his progress on an international level. "I am participating in world games in 2009. But if the government had helped me a bit, I could have been a world champion in 2006-2007. I have been unable to participate in world championship because of lack of equipment, coaches, food supplement and financial backing," he said.
However, Chaudhary is determined to set an example for all his countrymen by winning a medal in Taiwan.
"It's is a matter of honour for me to participate in the World Games. I will try my best to win some medal for my country in Taiwan," said Chaudhary.
The World Games are scheduled from July 16-26. World Games are held under the auspices of the International World Games Association (IWGA).
It is organised by 32 International Sports Federations governing all those sports and disciplines of sports, which are eligible for participation in the Official Sports Programme.By Sandeep Tayal(ANI)