Top Five Indian Sportspersons Of 2015

2015 proved to be a great year for Indian sports. We had a plethora of reasons to celebrate and these wouldn’t have come without the effort and hard work of the Indian sportspersons. Getting into the headlines in a cricket frenzy nation is never an easy task and this is why the athletes in the

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Lance Armstrong: Fallen, Broken And Yet Together

Lance Armstrong was the poster-boy for American cycling back in the 1990s. His career as a junior cyclist and triathlete showed promise. He picked the sport to great levels for the American team, putting the country on the world map of cycling main events. The American has been a champion, he has suffered defeats, overcome

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Combat Sportsperson Of The Week: Venkatesan Devarajan

Venkatesan Devarajan was a world renowned boxer from India before the likes of Mary Kom, Vijender Singh and Akhil Kumar came into light. Born on 22nd July 1973, he represented India at both national and international levels, and has been a fighter in and out of the boxing ring. Venkatesan Devarajan hails from Chennai, and is

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Arjuna Award Nominations 2015

A public recognition of outstanding endeavours on the Indian sporting map – this is why the Arjuna Awards are so important. This year, 17 sportspersons from athletics to hockey to cricket have been nominated for the prestigious award. Sports Rediscovered takes a look at the recommendations, and why they make deserving candidates. 1. Sandeep Kumar (Archery)

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Pullela Gopichand Interview: I Look For The Ability To Win

Pullela Gopichand is the chief Indian national team coach credited for the broad-based success of Indian badminton. At times though, he seems to be held responsible for everything that is happening with Indian badminton, whether it is the need for Saina Nehwal to rediscover her form or the fact that officials have not done justice

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Rumble in the Jungle: The Muhammad Ali Serenade

It happened 41 years ago. Muhammad Ali rumbled in the jungles of Zaire (Democratic Republic of the Congo), and the sound is still resonating from history pages. On the 30th of October in 1974, Ali floored George Foreman, to regain the title he had been stripped of seven years ago. In 1971, Ali was felled by

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Ramanathan Krishnan: The Tennis Saga

We have moved from the lush lawns of Wimbledon to Davis Cup. The usual candidates claimed the singles titles, with the doubles category seeing quite a few brilliant performances by Indians and a Swiss claiming to be a quarter Indian. Those who were hoping Lady Luck would favour some Asian genes were disappointed. As we recap

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Inderjeet Singh: Waiting For Gold

27-years-old, 6 feet 5 inch, weighing 165 kg, Inderjeet Singh is the new star on the horizon of Indian athletics. With a string of 19 metres throws to his credit lately, the Punjab born shot putter has been making waves within the sporting circle after he booked a ticket to the Rio Olympics, making the

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Forgotten Heroes: Shiny Wilson

The 1982 Asian Games in New Delhi, which was appreciated as an organizational success and marked the dawn of a new era with respect to sports in India, helped the hosts produce a new crop of sporting heroes. PT Usha, Charles Borromeo and Praveen Jolly, to name a few, all found success in the Jawaharlal

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P T Usha: Payyoli Express

When Tintu Luka took gold in the Asian Championships a few weeks ago in Wuhan, the cameras panned over to a woman in her late forties, standing in the stadium, smiling wide, the joy of the win etched out on her strong face. That gold mattered as much to her as it did to the

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