Kundapur; Jan 10: Without any coach’s help and sports shoes to wear for running, the credit of the boy, who made his efforts to compete at national level, goes to Dhananjay student of Byndoor, first Grade College.
Basically from Gorte, near Shirur, Dhananjaya Manjunatha Mogera is a brilliant poor student. Fishing trade is their backbone of livelihood. Due to financial crisis and lack of appropriate co-operation, he had to loose, many golden opportunities.
Dhananjaya has not come from sports family. He has evinced interest in sports due to his self-capabilities. His sister is state level player. In Dasara sports contest, he has bagged first place in 100 and 200 metre race. Due to the scarcity of his financial assistance, he was not able to contest in divisional level competitions. This reflects the reality of the natural talents. After watching his talents, credit goes to the man who supported and encouraged and groomed him was, none other than Anil Kumar Shetty, Principal of Byndoor first Grade College. Due to his help, by participating in University sports events, performed brilliantly and has become dependable player.
According to the opinion, Mangalore University has recorded 10.06 seconds, been the maximum time taken for 100 metre race so far. Without any training, one can cover 100 metre in 11 seconds.
But Dhananjay, without any practice, coach’s help, guidance, only with his three-four days of efforts, in Mangalore University contest, he finishing 100 metre race in 10.06 seconds. This fete of Dhananjay was lauded by everyone and became icon and with this achievement, he has been selected for national level competition.
In all India Athletic meet-2014 sports event, held in Punjab Patiala, Dhananjay has competed in 177 university’s competitions.
By bagging third prize in 4×100 metre relay, he took the glory of the games of Government College’s to the top. The surprise is that he does not have sports-shoes to wear. That is why, he contested in games by wearing his friend’s shoe. Due to his teacher’s team and friends’ financial assistance, he could compete in national level sports competition.
Dhananjay, a very simple natured boy, is now dreaming to break the record of 10.06 seconds in 100 metre race and to win prizes in 100 and 200 metre races in all India athletic meet.