Parsis Shine at the Masters National Athletic Meet
Khurshid Mistry and Rohinton Mehta have done it again in the athletics arena. This time, Khurshid and Rohinton represented Maharashtra for the Masters National Athletic Championship held at Trivandrum from May 10 to 12, 2013. Around 1500 athletes from all states in India participated in the national athletic meet.
Khurshid and Rohinton have excelled in their performances at the Nationals. Khurshid has bagged 4 Gold Medals in 100 mts, 200 mts, 400 mts and 4*100 mts relay and Rohinton has won 3 Gold Medals in 800 mts, 400 mts and 400 mts hurdles.
Earlier in the month of February 2013, both the Veteran athletes had represented Mumbai for the Maharashtra State Masters Athletic Meet, held at Nasik where Khurshid had won 3 Gold Medals in 100 mts, 200 mts and 400 mts and Rohinton had won a Gold Medal in 800 mts and both of them were selected for the National Athletic Meet.
Besides Sprinting wherein Khurshid has won a number of accolades she has also proved her mettle in the Marathons. She has won Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon 2013-Half Marathon and Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon 2012-Half Marathon in 3rd position under the Veteran category. Sprinting and Marathon require a different set of skills and training routines.
Rohinton Mehta has won a number of athletic championships including the World Masters Games in Sydney in 2009.
Both, Khurshid and Rohinton train at Priya Darshani Park under their coach Dinanath Maurya.
Khurshid is working as an Associate Vice President at UTI Mutual Fund and Rohinton works with ITC Ltd as Associate General Counsel.
On her achievement Khurshid said, “Sports has always been my fevor. Elation, exhilaration and a sense of achievement are the stimulants that drive me to achieve my goals. The euphoria of overcoming one’s limitations and setbacks (which are many along the path) and emerging a winner is inexplicable. This drives me to stretch myself, set new goals and strive to achieve them. Sports has made me physically fitter and mentally more active. I enjoy my training sessions and look forward to them. “
Rohinton on his achievement said, ”The track was very fast and in good shape and the competition was tough. Both my races i.e.800 mtrs and 400 mtrs were massed starts and I used the same technique paced them throughout and kicked 120-140 mtrs from home”.