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
To celebrate the contributions of sportsmen/women, and to bring them to the attention of the sports lovers in the country, we have decided to look back at some of the best Indian individual talents from the field of combat sports. Continuing our series of forgotten heroes of Indian contact sports (you can find the first
India’s Sukhen Dey brought home a second gold medal in the 56 KG weightlifting event. Sukhen was placed third after the initial snatch event round where he had lifted 109 kg. However he came back from behind in the Clean and Jerk event by lifting a massive 139 Kg. India’s Ganesh Mali finished third to
The Indian TT team notched their second win at the Commonwealth games. The win was due to a sterling effort by Soumyajeet to come back from a two game deficit in his singles match against Ashley Robinson . Soumyajeet was able to put behind the loss of 5 game points in the first two games
The Indian Women’s hockey team played fluently and effectively to ward of the threat of Canada in an entertaining opening match of the Commonwealth Games. The 13th ranked Indian team were favorites to beat the 22nd ranked Canadians and led all the way to ensure an empathic 4-2 victory. Rani Rampal and Poonam Rani posed
Sanjita Khumukcham and Saikhom Mirabai Chanu bagged a gold and silver, respectively, in women’s 48kg weightlifting at the 20th Commonwealth Games on opening day of the games. In a contest between the two Manipuris in an event which India has dominated since the last few editions of the games, the two ladies did India proud, continuing the
The Commonwealth Games have just started and so have the controversies. In the official song video produced by the organisers, the Indian flag is regrettably shown upside down. Indian Chef de Mission Raj Singh has promised that he will write to the organising committee about this error on the part of the producers and hopes that changes will be
Saina Nehwal pulled out of the Commonwealth Games due to injury concerns.