When he was attracted to the elasticity of gymnastics, there were not many takers in India for that kind of sports activity. However, while passing before a sports club while walking to school, Manjit Singh tried his luck and asked the trainer if he can have a shot.
As luck would have it, he excelled in it and became the best gymnast of his days in the country. Later, he went on to represent India in international competitions also.
He also qualified for 1972 Olympics Games to be held in Munich, Germany but the Indian government did not give clearance to the team.
It was great to talk to him and know about his life and about gymnastics, which still remains one of the most untapped zone by athletes in India.
We present a telephonic interview with Manjit.