Name: Sunita Chauhan
Date of Birth: 10th August 1986
Hometown: Rishikesh, Uttrakhand
Sport: White Water Kayaking
Started Kayaking: 2013
How did you start or get introduced to Kayaking?
My elder brother is a very good kayaker, he inspired me to take on this sport. During my school days, I used to see some people kayaking, and I enjoyed it a lot. Since my uncle and brother were also practising this sport, I tried my hand at it too. That's the short story of how I started and, I love water and adventure.
What are the technical and protective equipment you use?
My kayak of choice from what we have, a kayak paddle. For protection, I use a life jacket, a helmet and a spray deck.
Who was your inspiration? is he/she still your favourite?
My Brother has and will always be my inspiration.
Your biggest achievement thus far, including competitions?
When I won the first position at the Ganga Kayak Festival!
What has been your biggest and toughest trail so far?
During the same Ganga Kayak Festival, I had to do a 3+ grade rapid with a 25 ft high run up ramp.
What’s your training routine like?
In winter season mornings 7 am to 9 am.
Have you tried any other adventure sport?
So far I have tried rafting, kayaking, high rope course, trekking, skiing and like all kinds of adventure/ trail stuff.
How supportive has your family been towards this passion?
My family gives full support, they are the reason why I picked up this sport.
Tell us a little about your kids, do they kayak too?
My son loves water sports, waiting to see what his passion sport will be when he grows up.
Tell us a little about your journey with Inspire Crew.
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