The athlete dreams of the medal, sweats for it, chases it, wins it. And then, after all that, sometimes he does something truly great.
In 1974, a year after his comeback, C. Kunalan was training for the Asian Games when he strained his hamstring. "Oh no," he thought, for it is a sprinter's nightmare. But the sports council medical centre worked tirelessly on his injury and he recovered in time and won a 4x100m relay bronze.