Guwahati, 14 January 2020:
Most of us know David Beckham, the star football player, but India too has a sportsperson who has been named after Beckham.
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17-year-old Beckham from Andaman said that his family named him after the football player. “My family is a huge fan of David Beckham, so they named me after him. I also became a David Beckham fan,” he said.
He said that he started playing football and later, after his grandfather guided him to take up cycling, he pursued in the activity and excelled in it. Beckham has travelled to Guwahati to participate in cycling at the Khelo India Youth Games.
The cyclist, who has won a silver at a national level, expressed that he started cycling in Delhi in 2017. “In the beginning, my feet didn’t touch the ground when I sat on the cycle seat. Eventually, I started doing well in the sport. It’s difficult to find facilities for cycling in Andaman, so I have to go to bigger cities for training,” said the 17-year-old.
Speaking about his goals, Beckham said that he is yet to set any specific goals. “I am just focusing on giving my best during training and hope that I taste success in the near future,” he said.
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