We go back to the time of Tokyo Olympics, July- August2021
Mirabai Chanu opened India’s medal account on the very first day of the competition with a silver medal in women’s 49 kg weightlifting. India was elated that we won a medal on the very first day. Congratulations poured in. However, as the Olympics progressed, there were more sighs than elation. When PV Sindhu could not make it to the finals, a collective grief struck the nation which quickly turned to joy as she could bring in a bronze the very next day. However, till the last day Indians were still a bit dissatisfied. A nation of 140 cr Indians were still looking for gold. And that momename on the very last day in the form of Neeraj Chopra.A small group of us who were intensely following India’s show at the Olympics were in two minds. Should we celebrate a tally of a total 7 medals which was more than what most Indians expected or should we be concerned that India could only finish 48th among participating nations?
We Indians love sports but hardy play. India’s collective sports energy is too fragmented, too thinly spread to make any impact. True, there is progress on several counts but only very little
And it is our vision at Athlesters to participate in that growth story. And in that process, if we can help a few young Indians realise their sports dreams of a podium finish, we would be happy souls.
We at Athlesters want to do our bit by creating platforms that channelize the sports appetite of Indians at large. And our Platforms are constantly evolving.
J Vishnu Shankar
Founder & CEO
“Whatever you do, do with passion” is Vishnu’s mantra. A staunch Howard Roark fan who spent 35 years in the Indian corporate sector, Real Estate advisory and in Startup advisory.
L K Anuradha
A career HR professional with significant stints with Metlife, Future Group and the UB Group, she takes keen interest in her present international trading business.
Chief Technology Officer
With more than 30 year of experience with Wipro, HCL Technologies and Capgemini in India & abroad in IT Infrastructure & Application will lead Athlesters engineering initiatives.
A nationally reputed sports journalist. Earlier Chief Sports Editor of Mumbai Mirror, DNA and Indian Express. Presently Author Editor for CricBuzz of Times of India group.
A career Sales and Business Development professional who served some of India’s top organisations. Presently the founder of Bangalore based F&V start up Cupid Greens.