Nayana Kokare running

Bridges of Sports’ Nayana Kokare wins Gold at India nationals

As we’ve reported previously, svexa is proud to support Bridges of Sports, a charitable organization building a hyperlocal sports ecosystem around racially oppressed communities to sustainably produce India’s best athletes.

They continue to make great progress. Nayana Kokare, one of the first athlete’s supported by Bridges of Sports, recently won her first 🥇Gold medal in 200 m at Nationals Athletics championship held in Thiruvanamalai and so has qualified for 20th Asian U20 Championships 2023 to be held in Korea with a PB of 24.28 secs. Nayana also recently became the fastest Under 20 athlete in India, when she clocked 11.9 seconds for the 100m at the Karnataka State Athletics Meet 2023. It will be a proud moment for BoS and her family to see her in a team India jersey for the first time.

Nayana’s journey is an amazing one, as described in this video. Her progress towards becoming the fastest in India and hopefully fastest in Asia by June epitomises the need of supporting grassroots excellence program at a hyperlocal level, and svexa is happy to support these efforts. Svexa believes Bridges of Sports’ work aligns well with our philosophy to do good through sport, so we’re happy to have been supporting them since 2019 as our first solidarity partner.

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