QUEEN'S ROAD: Nishitha D is an all-rounder paddling towards rowing success. A class 10 student of Vidya Shilpa Academy, Yelahanka, she is adept at throw ball, dodge ball and rowing as well. In throw ball, she represented the state in the School Olympics and the Indo-Sri Lanka throw ball championship for women in 2013 in Colombo and was part of the winning team.
In dodge ball, she represented
Karnataka in the 6th Junior National dodge ball championship in 2012 at Dewas (MP) and was the vice captain in 2nd National sub-junior dodgeball championship (U-17 Girls) at Srinagar and the 7th Junior National dodgeball championship 2013-14 in Chennai.
However, a chance visit to Ulsoor Lake prompted her to take to rowing in a serious manner.
Practising at the Ulsoor
Lake with the Trishna Club, Nishitha soon began to cause ripples which soon turned into waves. She represented the state in the 16th sub-junior National rowing championship in Bengalueu in 2013 and won a bronze medal in the sub junior girls pairs event.
She soon graduated to the junior ranks and was part of the team for the 34th Junior National rowing championship in Roorkee the same year and again scooped up a bronze in the women coxless four event.
Nishitha struck gold in the 17th sub junior National rowing championship in Kolkata last year, winning the girls pairs event. The same year, she also bagged the silver in the 35th Junior National rowing championship in Lucknow in the women’s coxless pairs.
Success followed at home when she won the gold in the girls’ pairs event in the 18th sub junior National rowing championship at Ulsoor Lake in June.
Her progress has been very systematic and gradual and if she continues in the same vein, Nishitha is bound to generate bigger waves in India and abroad.