Female success stories from sporting events like the Olympic Games have played a role in shifting the Indian perception to see the female athlete as a hero and a role model for young Indian girls.
Collin Jackson was a little before my time and he was a really good athlete. I've raced with him, but he's now retired. He's a really good role model and someone that I've learnt a lot from.
Athletes know kids look up to them, and it's important for athletes to be responsible.
Young people need models, not critics.
Role model? I don't have one. I want to be one.