Yes, let us introduce you to Tanvi Jagdish, the 17-year-old miracle-girl from Mangalore. Affected by asthma, Tanvi never thought that she could ever become a water sports athlete. Breaking all taboos, Tanvi overcame all hurdles thrown by the society on her. She took to swimming at a tender age of 8 years old. Initially discouraged by her family because of her ailment, Tanvi turned the tables around when to everyone's surprise she was cured of her malady.
A toss of luck, she met April Zilg, a Stand-Up Paddler from northern California in the American SUP circuit who was visiting India for promotion. Tanvi broke all barriers of expectations with her hard work and grabbed the 1st victory in 2014 under the guidance of April.
An inspiration of determination, courage, passion and hard-work, she has set an example for everyone by becoming India's 1st Professional SUP racer and surfer. Tanvi believes,"Life, like surfing, is all about wave selection and balance. So, never let the best waves in your life go by. Remember the fact that, the harder you work for something, the greater you will feel when you finally achieve it.
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