One of the superstars of Indian archery, Limba Ram was honored with the Arjuna Award in 1991. The following year he won laurels for his country by winning the gold medal at the Asian Championship in Beijing. Coming from a poor tribal family of Rajasthan
, the meteoric rise of Limba Ram can be an inspiring story for any youngster.
Limba Ram was born on 30th January, 1972. The turning point in his life came in 1987 when he, along with another noted archer Sham Lal, was spotted by the selectors of SAI or Sports Authority of India. The life of the guy who used to hunt in the jungles of Rajasthan took a nice turn. Very soon he proved that SAI was not wrong in selecting him by winning the Senior National Championship in the same year. He also created a national record in the process of winning the gold medal.
In the year 1992, he touched the world record in the 30 meters event and mounted the victory stand as the winner. He was considered as a potential medal winner in the Olympics. Expectations rose to great heights but Limba missed the bronze medal by a solitary point causing heart break for the Indians. However his contributions to Indian sports cannot be overlooked and he is still one of the respected sports persons of the country.
Last Updated on : February 3, 2014