Phogat Sisters – Trailblazers Among Women Wrestlers

Babita and Geeta hail from the Bhiwani district of Haryana. The state is infamous for its skewed sex ratio and patriarchy. In such circumstances, the Phogat sisters have achieved a remarkable feat.
The Phogat sisters have shown that the shape of their roti doesn’t matter. What matters is the colour of their medal.

Womens Day Special: Sports For Empowerment Of Women

“Sport has the power to change the world” – Nelson Mandela True to the legendary South African leader’s words, sport has the magical power of invoking inspiration, providing hope to the hopeless and even changing the social structure. And for women, sport is a panacea that has helped them to rise above the societal rules.

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Womens Day Special: Indian Sportswomen Of Today

“I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being with an independent will”.- Charlotte Bronte A woman is a source of inspiration in many ways. Apart from being the reason for our existence, a woman symbolizes strength, courage and will-power. Women have surpassed men in many fields. Be it

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Recap – Wrestling at the National Games 2015 in Kerala

Praising Keralite Anjumol Joseph’s bronze winning performance, Sushil Kumar had said “Good Times for Kerala in Wrestling are not very far.”

Geeta Phogat Features In An Inspirational Advertisement

The addition of an inspirational video on Youtube added to the glorious story of Geeta Phogat. Geeta was the first Indian woman to win a Gold Medal in wrestling at the 2010 Commonwealth Games and her journey from a conservative background to the top of Indian wrestling is phenomenal. Geeta Phogat hails from a village where it was not

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National Games Day 4 – Summary

Sajan Prakash is on cloud nine and has every reason to celebrate! The  22 year old has struck a purple patch in the National Games with his superlative performances. Covering his run in the medals tally, Sports Rediscovered brings to you a summary of key events, as they took place on Day 4 of the

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National Games Day 3: Six Meet Records Sink

Day 3 of the National Games saw a host of records getting created. Sports Rediscovered brings a summary report of Day 3 covering key events in Swimming, Weightlifting, tennis, squash and Wrestling. New records flooded the pool again today. Virdhawal Khade’s longing for success was not satiated with the 4 x 100m freestyle silver and he end

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National Games Day 2: Services Row to Glory

Day 2 was a day of mixed emotions at the National Games venue. While Jitu Rai impressed with his performance with the pistol, the air grew sombre when news came in of the tragic death of a Maharashtrian netball player. Sports Rediscovered brings a summary report of Day 2 covering key events in Swimming, Rowing,

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Bajrang Punia Bag Gold At Dave Schultz Memorial Meet

Bajrang Punia,winner of the 2014 Commonwealth and Asian Games silver medals, added another feather in his cap on Friday. The 20-year-old won the gold in men’s 61kg Freestyle category at the prestigious Dave Schultz Memorial International Wrestling Championship held at Colorado Springs, USA. Bajrang beats Flegontov for the gold Bajrang overcame Russian Vladimir Flegontov 12-3

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National Games: Golden Dive for Aaron and Sajan

Rephrasing Jonathan Swift, “records” and pie crusts are meant to be broken. The 35th National Games “splashed” off to a memorable start, with national records bring rewritten . Haryana topped the table with seven medals (6 G, 1 S), with Kerala and Madhya Pradesh closely tailing with 5 medals each. Aaron D’Souza of Madhya Pradesh

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