She infuses a breath of fresh air into the Indian forwardline that already boasts of experienced strikers like Rani Rampal and Poonam Rani. Vandana Katariya has been one of the most talked-about players in the Indian women hockey team. The 22-year-old Uttarakhand girl, who slammed 11 goals in the Hockey World League Round 2 Event
Indian weightlifting has been grappling with ‘doping’ over many years now. Over the last ten years or so the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has suspended the Indian Weightlifting Federation twice and even had let off the Indian body with a hefty fine in 2009. The ‘doping-ravaged Indian weightlifting’ appeared to have battled its way in
As the Hockey India League kicks off the 2015 season it is a good time to remind ourselves about some of the top Indian Hockey players of 2014. 2014 was a good year for Indian hockey. The Indian hockey team’s Asiad gold medal winning effort last year and string of good performances against Australia and
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,”
Gold medals in 4x400m women’s relay and women’s discus throw, highlighted India’s performance at the 2014 Asiad athletics. India’s gold count, did go down from 5 in 2010 to just 2 in 2014. However, some spirited performances and surprise bronze medals ensured that the overall medal count in Athletics went up from 12 in 2010,
It has been a month since India’s commendable performance at the Asian Games 2014 held in Incheon. A total of 57 medals were won by the Indian contingent- 11 Gold, 10 Silver and 36 Bronze. If the performance is compared to that of the 2010 Guangzhou Asiad (65 medals), one may find a decline in
India’s overall tally, their haul of nine medals was one more than what the shooters managed at the last edition in Guangzhou. Sports Rediscoverd presents a recap of the Asiad Shooting event. Pistol marksman Jitu Rai brought India’s very first gold at the Incheon Asian Games and displayed a remarkable consistency. There was another big
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.
A 16 year wait for Gold in the national game finally ended when the Incheon Asian Games Hockey event ended with a gold and bronze medal for India in the Men’s and Women’s category respectively. Both our teams improved their performance from the 2010 Asian Games where the women had failed to secure a podium