For the first time in history, India’s U-20 team has qualified for the World Junior Ultimate Championship (WJUC) and would soon be heading to Wroclaw, Poland for the World Championship.
The team, which is set to play the World Championship in the first week of August, would be led by 16-year-old Gurumurthy Anbalagan, who has been part of the Indian Ultimate team for the past three years.
Though Gurumurthy is just 16-years-old, he would be representing India at the World Championship for the second time. He was also part of India’s U-23 team which qualified last year.
The excitement that the sport created got Gurumurthy attracted towards the game and he soon found himself playing Ultimate.
Gurumurthy Anbalagan India Ultimate
The feat not only makes him feel proud about representing India, but even his family and friends are excited for what he has achieved.
Recalling his best moment of the game, Gurumurthy says that is was when he won the national tournament earlier this year.
“I felt proud of myself leading my team to the finals and (then) winning the finals.”
He and his team need finances to head to Wroclaw but don’t have enough funds.
Please note, majority of these kids belong to the less privileged families and work extra hard to make it to the Indian team. Their only goal is to make India proud, and your small contribution will help them go a long way.