Kamaljeet Sandhu: Mace 'Yar Indiya ta Farko da Ta Ci Zinare A Wasannin Asiya

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An haife shi a 1948 a Punjab, Kamaljeet Sandhu yana cikin ƙarni na farko na freeancin Indiya. Ta yi sa'a ta ci gaba da harkar wasanni, a zamanin da har yanzu 'yan mata ke koyon more walwala a wajen danginsu. Ita ce 'yar Indiya ta farko da ta fara cin zinare a wasannin Bangkok Asiya na 1970 a tseren mita 400 tare da rikodin na dakika 57.3. Ta yi wannan rikodin na ƙasa a cikin mita 400 da mita 200 kuma kusan shekaru goma har sai da Rita Sen daga Calcutta ya karya ta sannan daga baya P. T. Usha daga Kerala. Dangane da dangi mai ilimi, Sandhu koyaushe mahaifinta yana ƙarfafa shi ya bi zuciyarta tun lokacin makaranta. Mahaifinta, Mohinder Singh Kora, dan wasan hockey ne a lokacin karatunsa kuma ya yi wasa da Olympian Balbir Singh shi ma.

A farkon shekarun 1960's, ba a tsammanin 'yan mata su shagala cikin wasu ayyukan motsa jiki sai dai daga tafiya daga wannan kofa zuwa wata, wannan ma tare da kamfani! Sandhu ya canza wannan cikakkiyar siffar yarinya kuma ta yi yaƙi da shinge a waccan zamanin ta hanyar ba kawai shiga cikin duk ayyukan wasanni ba har ma da barin alama a cikin su duka. Ta kasance tauraruwar 'yar wasa a kusan dukkanin wasanni, walau kwando, hockey, gudu, ko wasu ayyukan motsa jiki. Wannan ya dauki hankulan kowa kuma, ba da daɗewa ba ta yi tsere a tseren mita 400 na farko a Gasar Cin Kofin Kasa ta 1967, amma saboda rashin kwarewa da horon da ya dace, ba ta iya kammala tseren duka ba. Ta yi rashin nasara, amma saurin saurin da ta yi ya sa ta samu horo a karkashin Ajmer Singh, wanda shi ma ya ci lambar zinare a wasannin Asiya na 1966.

Horarwar mata ba ta kasance a waccan lokacin ba hatta Cibiyar Wasannin Wasanni ta Kasa (NIS) a Patiala, Punjab, wacce aka kafa a 1963, ba ta da kocin mata. Don haka sabo ne har ma ga Ajmer Singh ya horar da 'yar wasa, kuma Sandhu dole ne ya bi duk abin da mai koyar da ita ya yi. Daga baya, aka dauke ta don Wasannin Asiya na 1970 kuma an kira ta zuwa wani ɗan gajeren sansani a cikin 1969 a NIS. Jami'an wurin ba sa son ta saboda halinta mai karfi kuma suna fatan gazawarta. Amma kuma, ta tabbatar da cewa ba su da gaskiya ta hanyar cin gasa biyu ta fayyace kasa da kasa kafin wasannin Asiya. Vigarfin ta da ƙwarin gwiwa ya sa ta samu nasara da kuma sanannen da ta cancanta. Bayan ta sami lambar zinare a Wasannin Asiya na 1970, an karrama ta da lambar girma Padma Shri a 1971.

Sandhu ita ma ta kasance ta ƙarshe a tseren mita 400 a Wasannin Jami'o'in Duniya, Turin, Italiya a 1971. Daga baya aka dauke ta zuwa Gasar Olympics ta Munich ta 1972. Don inganta kanta, ta fara horo a Amurka, inda ta kuma sami nasara kaɗan. Koyaya, Indianasar Indiya ba ta yi farin ciki da wannan aikin nata ba saboda suna son ta shiga cikin gasa ta ƙasa da ta jihohi. Don haka sai abin ya ba ta mamaki lokacin da ta gano cewa ba a ma rubuta sunan ta ba a gasar ta Olympics. Daga ƙarshe, an saka ta cikin wasannin, amma wannan ya shafi yanayin hankalinta da yunƙurin cin nasarar gasar Olympics. Ba da daɗewa ba bayan wannan, ta yi ritaya daga aikin wasan motsa jiki. Ta dawo cikin wasanni lokacin da aka ba ta koci a NIS a 1975, kuma ta ba da gudummawa matuka don sauya yanayin koyar da mata a wasanni. Don haka wannan labarin Kamaljeet Sandhu ne, mace 'yar Indiya ta farko da ta yi fice a duniya kuma ta ba sauran mata da yawa damar bin sha'awar wasanni!

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