A+ A-Hyderabad: Nandini’s father Yellappa was a security guard before setting up a tea shop at Kapran in Secunderabad.
Nandini jumped to a distance of 5.65 metres to take the honours in the event.
Initially, they had to seek shelter under the flyover before her father found a job as a watchman.
“I had been winning medals in the South Zone meets and I was sure I would get gold here in the long jump.
My dream is to win a medal for the country in big events such as Asian Games and others.
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