GUWAHATI: Assam’s Jinu Gogoi brought laurels to the state after she won bronze in the Under-21 Girls pair event at the lawn bowl green in the Khelo India Youth Games in Guwahati. Gogoi who has been practicing the sport for the last three months partnered with Karina Patowary to earn a place in the podium.
Gogoi works as a babysitter for Bima Borah who introduced her to the sport.
“I used to watch her play every day, and once, just on a whim, I asked her if she would teach me the sport,” Gogoi revealed.
Bima Borah used to play the sport every evening at the Sarusajai Complex while Gogoi used to babysit her 10-month-old child.
“When I got her here I was hoping I could get her out of a tough situation and also educate her, and elevate her,” Borah said. “It may be just a bronze, but it has come after just three months of training. I can see her continuing and getting much better very soon.”
Gogoi dedicated the medal to her cancer-stricken father.