Indian javelin thrower Sudama Kumar Yadav, who has won several gold and silver medals at javelin throw Championship, is now going through a bad patch after he suffered a leg injury.
Sudama Kumar Yadav, who hails from Jamui, Bihar, made the district proud by winning the gold medal in the Javelin throw. He comes from a poor family and he does not have enough money for his leg surgery.
It is being told that Sudama had gone to represent the country in the Asian Youth Games in Hong Kong in the year 2019. Just five minutes before the competition, he suddenly collapsed on the ground after suffering a severe ACL rupture during warm-up.
Sudama suffered a leg injury during the warm-up, which requires immediate surgery, but he is running out of money. It needs to be told the society that merely giving medals and awards won’t help him recover from leg surgery. He needs to undergo surgery which is expensive. In such a situation, he needs financial help. Sudama has been doing nothing for almost a year and he is waiting for someone who can help him recover from his leg injury.
Meanwhile, Bollywood actor Sonu Sood has come forward to support him. He has now promised a knee surgery for javelin thrower Sudama Kumar Yadav.
It’s not an easy life for Sudama, who used to cycle five kilometres to the Government Higher Secondary School every day, Jamui, to train from 6 to 8 a.m. and followed that up with an evening session of similar duration.
A Twitter user by the name of Prabhal Lal Yadav approached Sonu Sood for help. He wrote in Hindi, “Pls help my brother sir ji. Sudama had gone to represent the country in the Asian Youth Games from March 13-17, 2019 in Hong Kong. Just five minutes before the competition, he suffered a severe ACL rupture during warm-up.” He also shared his family and contact details in another tweet.
Taking note of Prabhat’s tweet, Sonu replied to him on Twitter in Hindi, “Sudama is the pride of the country. Get ready to win the medal brother. Will get surgery done next week.”