No one understands the pain of kids, the way a mother does!
Doesn’t matter how tired and broken a mother is, she just turns herself into a superhero to rescue her kids.
And one such mother, who was shattered and crushed, gathered all her courage and strength to fight for her daughter is Gursharan Preet Kaur.
After representing India 33 times and winning medals in 11 competitions, no one could have imagined that life would give her such a hard time.
The Story Of Her Trauma
Though 35-year-old surprised many with her winning comeback after being away for 7 years, only she knows how traumatic these years were.
The trauma started when she was banned for 9 months by the National Anti-Doping Agency after a failed dope test in 2013. Soon she got married to a Punjab Police constable who turned out to be a drug addict.
Kaur couldn’t stop her tears while narrating her trauma to Scroll:
“He used to beat me when I used to train especially when I did it with boys …They did not give me food and I was like a dead person.
My in-laws told me that they wanted to have a boy and when our daughter was born, they beat me again and asked me to leave.
My husband told me I have to choose between him and my daughter. I chose my daughter.”
Not able to find another way, strong and determined Kaur left for her mother’s village and later shifted to Jalandhar for her police duty.
But life took another tragic turn when her husband filed for divorce in Amritsar in 2014.
“I have to travel to Amritsar whenever the hearing is. For that I have left my daughter with my mother because I cannot travel with her everywhere.”
With an ugly case to fight, she struggled for money to give her daughter a bright future.
And, to overcome that she decided to wrestle again!
The path isn’t easy but neither is Kaur!
Though she lost the earlier competitions, that couldn’t deter the spirit of a mother. She tried again and again.
And, recently she won the gold medal in the 72 kg category at the All-India Police Games in Jaipur, and then, won a local dangal in Punjab.
“It’s good to be back. Wrestling gave me everything and I have once again fallen to this sport to help me. I have nothing to lose now and I am free to do anything,”
Now, Kaur hopes that she can return to her peak form.
“Six months is all I need. I think by the time the trials for World Championships come and I am allowed to compete in it, I will win one-sided.”
With her determination, we believe Kaur would definitely scale new heights.
Her inspiring story gives hope to every mother who is fighting against the society and this world to give her kids a bright future.