Nation’s gratification today knows no summit!
Bengaluru girl Aishwarya Pissay has put India in the limelight after becoming the First Indian to win the FIM Women’s World Cup in Varpalota, Hungary.
Reportedly, 23-year old Pissay had won the first round in Dubai, third in Portugal, fifth in Spain and fourth in Hungary. She finished with an aggregate of 65 points, which was four points ahead from Portugal’s Rita Vieira in the final overall women standings.
Aishwarya Pissay of TVS clinches the Fim Baja World Cup 2019 Women's Category. She finished 4th in the Hungary Round which concluded today. #Fmsci congratulates India's first #FIM World Cup champion. pic.twitter.com/ftPndXOApv
— FMSCI (@fmsci) August 12, 2019
Needless to mention, Pissay came Second in the junior category with 46 points where both men and women competed. You go, girl!
The Champion in this category was Tomas de Gavardo from Chile who scored a total of 60 points.
Post win Aishwarya added :
“It’s absolutely overwhelming. I am out of words. After what happened last year, my first international season, when I crashed in Spain Baja and suffered career-threatening injuries, to come out and win the championship, is a great feeling.”
Talking about achievements, last year Aishwarya had become the first Indian woman ever to have entered the Baja Aragon Rally. Although she couldn’t compete owing to a ruptured pancreas from a recent crash.
Not only this, Pissay has suffered from some life-threatening injuries. In 2017, doctors had to insert a steel plate and seven screws to fix her collarbone.
On her take over injuries, she said:
“I have had two major accidents. One in which I hurt my collar bone in 2017, then I had a bad fall and ruptured my pancreas in 2018. I underwent surgery and was in the hospital for two months. There was not even a single day in the hospital that I thought I won’t be able to race again. That incident taught me the importance of never giving up.”
Pissay began her training in 2015, at Apex Racing Academy in Coimbatore. She is also the only Indian woman to have won five National Road racing and rally championship titles!
We wish you all the success and are very proud of you girl! Now who all were saying girls are weak, again?!