The entire country is celebrating women power with the historic win of two women in the Rio Olympics 2016. However, there are thousands of stories of other women who achieved something extraordinary in life but yet are not celebrated and acclaimed enough, whose stories get lost amidst the crowd. One such story is of Dr. Dimple Mehta, a resident of Ghatkopar, a mother of one and a practicing dentist.
Five years back, Mehta never would have thought of seeking after weightlifting as energy, disregard taking an interest in a challenge and winning a gold award in it. Since the Seventh Grade, she needed to turn into a specialist. In any case, Mehta won a gold decoration in the National Powerlifting Competition held at Raipur in the primary seven day stretch of August this year and is currently lolling in the magnificence of her prosperity. It appears as though age is just a number for this dental specialist, as she doesn’t look the 43-year-old she is.
Mehta was 35 and a successful dentist with her own clinic and a long line of patients waiting for her attention. “By that time, my career was quite stable, but my health started deteriorating steadily. I got cervical spondylitis, migraines and was excessively fatigued, day after day. More and more problems started to trouble my body, and slowly these disorders started to disturb me mentally. That is when I started running short marathons,” she says. Mehta then realized that to excel in marathons, she needed her muscles and tendons to be stronger, so she joined a gym. “At the gym about 3 years ago my training began with basic weights. But with my gradual improvement and an ascending stamina level, my gym trainers mentored me and recommended me to enroll in the district level powerlifting championship,” Mehta reminisced.
Having a place with a run of the mill Gujarati family, Mehta faced restriction at home when she chose to seek after weightlifting genuinely. “I comprehend the trepidation in my in-laws’ brains, as they have a place with an alternate age and have a traditionalist outlook. Be that as it may, when I won the District level title, they began to comprehend my energy and got used to my decisions,” Mehta says. She focuses on that she would not have done it without the help of her significant other. Despite the fact that she feels that practically all driven ladies face this issue in their homes.