Venkat Rahul Ragala won gold medal at Common wealth Games 2018, and he is from Stuartpuram in Guntur district in Andhra Pradesh
Six months ago, Ragala was dealt another blow when his mother passed away. On Saturday, Ragala tied a thread with her ring around his forehead as a tribute. “I felt like giving up but my father motivated me to continue,” he says. “It feels worthwhile now.”
Venkat Rahul Ragala and his brother Varun, both from Stuartpuram, have won gold earlier at Australian Weightlifting Championship. The Gold Medal to Rahul at Common Wealth Games 2018 is really an achievement that should be celebrated and glorified considering that he comes from Stuartpuram.
Stuartpuram has a rather sordid history. Read more here
What Ragala Venkat Rahul has achieved goes beyond just a gold medal. It is a stupendous achievement, in all ways.
This is his family, his brother Varun, sister Madhu Priya, father Madhu a former Kabbadi player himself. Their father sold their home, so that his children could attend the best sporting schools, worked as a laborer himself, his sacrifices should be celebrated and honoured.
India needs more such fathers who believe in their sons sporting abilities.
Hoping and wishing Venkat Rahul Ragala goes on to achieve more