New Delhi: Puma India, part of the global sportswear giant, has signed 18 Indian athletes who will represent the country in the upcoming national and international events across different sporting disciplines.
The move is part of the company’s quest to “push boundaries and celebrate diversity in sports”.
With an aim to bring about a mindset transformation towards equality in sports, PUMA is focused on supporting talent across multiple sporting disciplines.
In addition to ace boxing champion Mary Kom and Indian national sprinter Dutee Chand, the brand has signed a bevy of bighitters like boxer Pooja Rani, track and field athlete Tejinder Singh, shooter Manu Bhaker, swimmer Srihari Nataraj, hockey players Rupinder Pal Singh, Harmanpreet Singh, Mandeep Singh, Gurjant Singh, Savita Punia, Sushila Chanu, Navneet Kaur, Navjot Kaur, Vandana Katariya, Gurjit Kaur and Udita Duhan.
The list also includes para-athletes like shooter Avani Lekhara; table tennis champ Bhavina Patel and discus throw athlete Ekta Bhayan.
”As a brand, we strongly believe that being unique is a great strength and our unwavering commitment to inclusivity in sports is testament to this,” said Abhishek Ganguly, Managing Director, PUMA India & Southeast Asia.
”Our athletes have time and again proven their mettle. I am sure with their grit and determination they will continue to outperform themselves. I wish them good luck in their pursuit to achieve greatness and make our country proud,” he added.