Sports • Non Fiction | 22 mins | 5+
From a tiny drought prone village in Maharashtra to rowing for the greatest sporting honour for his country, Dattu Bhokanal has come a long way. Overcoming crippling poverty and a fear of water, Dattu finished where no other Indian rower ever had -13th overall in the mens sculls event at the Rio Olympics. In this episode of Umeed India, Virender Sehwag introduces us to this unlikely hero who started out as a stone crushing labourer to help out his father. After his fathers death, Dattu joined the army to make ends meet and was introduced to rowing. Today he is training to bring home the coveted medal in 2020, as we get a glimpse of how champions are made.
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