Priyadarshini shot to fame on the track when she won the silver medal in the World School Games in Turkey last May and received the Chief Minister’s award of Rs 20 lakh. “My silver medal came amidst high drama as the coup in Turkey happened around the same time when we were there. Lot of people called me to find out what happened because I was the only one with ISD facilities and I had to switch off the phone after some time. We were not affected by the coup at all though there was an interruption of the meet on the day till afternoon,” recalled Priyadarshini, who had scored 499 marks (out of 500) in her 10th standard examinations. A 12th standard student of DAV Matriculation school, Mogappair, she is currently preparing for her board examinations.