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Parents around the world face the difficult decision of letting their children pursue a career in sports as the traditional education system is not flexible enough to balance both sports and academics. This can take a toll on their academic qualifications or force them to quit their sporting dreams. Identifying the persistence of this issue in India, The Sports School was established in 2019 with the vision to integrate sports and education to encourage young sports enthusiasts and support professional athletes. The Sports School is the only institution in India that integrates sports and academics to create the perfect training ground for champions of tomorrow.
One of the best examples of success and achievements in both sports and academics is Shikha Tandon, Indian Swimmer & Sports Advisory Board Member at The Sports School. A Jain University Alumni, she also studied biotechnology at Bangalore University. Later, she completed her dual master’s degree in Biology and Biotechnology from Case Western Reserve University, Ohio, and then proceeded to work as Science Program Lead at US Anti-doping Agency, Colorado Springs, USA. Currently, she is working with Silicon Valley Exercise Analytics (Svexa), a physical training intelligence software company.
She has represented India in the Olympics, Commonwealth Games, and Asian games. She has won 146 national medals, and 36 medals in international competitions, including five gold medals to date. In 2005, she was honored with an Arjuna Award by Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam.
Watch her interaction with our team, where she shares her insights on Swimming, Indian Sports & How Young Athletes should shape their careers.