Once in a long while, along comes an athlete who not only rewrites history, but helps in inspiring a generation, who follow in his or her footsteps. While most other countries have embraced contact sports, and have produced some of the most legendary sporting heroes, India, with a rich history in martial arts hasn’t been
Indian sports has produced some stupendous performances over the years and many have climbed up the echelon to be ranked #1 in their respective sports. On the wake of badminton ace Saina Nehwal regaining the top spot of the BWF rankings and Sania Mirza achieving the top ranking in doubles, Sports Rediscovered brings you some
Sarita Devi recently said, “I am confident that I will be able to take part in 2016 Rio Olympics and win a medal for my country,”
Former world champion Laishram Sarita Devi won a bronze but her campaign will be remembered for the biased judgment meted out against her and the uproar surrounding it.
The Sarita Devi saga does prove the vindictiveness of Sports officialdom. if only such strong follow up actions were being taken to improve the level of officiating it would be great.
In India, the newly elected Boxing India body had only recently received provisional recognition from AIBA. So it will be interesting to watch the support that would be provided to Sarita Devi in her fight for justice.
Gold rush in Kabaddi on Day 14 of the 17th Asian Games took India’s gold tally to 11 and India’s campaign in Incheon ends with a total of 57 medals. Contrary to prior expectations India couldn’t improve upon its performance at the 2010 Guangzhou Games where the country had won a whopping 65 medals including 14
Day 13 turned out to be a memorable day for India as men’s Hockey brought an Asiad gold after 16 years and the women’s 4x400m relay team also defended their Asiad title successfully. In an absolutely nail-biting and enthralling contest, India saw off Pakistan in a penalty shootout to seal India’s place at the 2016 Rio
The gloom in the Indian boxing camp with Sarita Devi’s unfair judgement was lifted temporarily by her statemate Mary Kom’s win. Mary Kom added another feather in her cap – the Asian Games gold medal. ‘Magnificent Mary’ continues to invoke awe and respect for her indomitable spirit, unflinching courage and unquenchable thirst. As the saying
It was a day of mixed emotions for the Indian camp as there was boundless joy on one side with Mary Kom winning the gold and sadness on the other with Sarita Devi refusing to accept the unfairly awarded bronze medal. India added 4 more medals – 1 gold through Mary Kom, 1 bronze in women’s hockey,
On a day of shameful judgment in boxing, Vikas Gowda and men’s hockey brought India much-needed welcome news. Vikas Gowda clinched the silver medal in men’s discus throw while the men’s hockey team beat Korea to book their place in the final after 12 years. In the boxing arena, Mary Kom brought delight with her