COURAGE BEYOND COMPARE How Ten Athletes Overcame Disability and Adversity to Emerge Champions

by Sanjay Sharma | Medini Sharma

  1. ISBN: 978-81-291-3119-5
  2. Pages: 280 pages
  3. Date: May 2014


The ten sportspeople profiled in Courage beyond Compare—champions in disciplines as diverse as athletics, long-distance swimming, badminton and cricket, who have brought glory to the country both in national and international arenas—overcame immense physical limitations to reach the pinnacle in their chosen fields.
Powerful and inspiring, these stories are heart-warming reminders that a strong mind, steely will and dogged determination almost always triumph over the limitations of the human body. At the same time, Courage beyond Compare brings into sobering focus how far India must still go to ensure an equitable society for the differently abled, and how little it cares for the sportspeople who move heaven and earth for the glory of the nation.


Sanjay Sharma represented India in badminton, and also served as coach for the national badminton squad. He is now a commentator on the game and a writer. Sanjay penned the well-received, critically acclaimed, authorized biography of Pullela Gopi Chand, the iconic shuttler.
edini Sharma, a former tennis international and sports producer on television, now works as senior producer with STAR Sports.

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