Asian Championships, World Championships, Asian games medal and the Arjuna award sums up L Sarita Devi’s legacy. However, on the dark side, she refused to accept the bronze medal at the 2014 Incheon Games and was suspended for a year. A suspension, that ends on the 1st of October 2015. L Sarita Devi almost certainly
With the news of Vijender Singh going professional and forsaking the Olympic Games, Sports Rediscovered takes a look at the Olympic qualifying prospects of our other top Indian boxers. The first half of 2015 is over and many athletes have secured qualification for the 2016 Rio Olympics. In the second-half and early in 2016, Indian
Boxing, as a sport in India, is at the peak of its popularity today. The fan base is growing manifold with each medal that the boxers are earning. And the Indian boxers are also able to make a living out of this “sweet science”. Big achievements and inspirational performances have earned pugilists unrivaled respect in
Shooter Jitu Rai, who won seven international medals last year, was felicitated as the Indian Sports person of the Year at an awards ceremony this Thursday. Legendary sprinter, Milkha Singh, popularly known as the ‘Flying Sikh’ was honored with the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’. Unprecedented Success for Jitu Rai These awards for shooter Jitu Rai and
With the National Games all set to kick start from the 31st of January, Sports Rediscovered takes a look at 2014’s Top 5 Boxing Events. 2014 was an interesting and memorable year for Indian Boxing with several medals and some unprecedented events. From AIBA’s recognition of Boxing India to IOA’s refusal to recognize Boxing India,
It was a very interesting and eventful year for India in the boxing ring. New faces emerged and took center stage and some veterans continued to show their class. But there were five boxers that were better than everyone else in 2014. Three of them are not yet even 23 years of age! Here are
Sarjubala: My aim now is to get gold in the next Championship. I have to become the world champion in 48 kg weight category. It is my biggest dream to qualify for the coming Olympics.
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,”
A step in the right direction for Indian Boxing. Devendro and Gaurav Bidhuri became the first Indian boxers to be awarded a full contract in World Series Boxing. The Glasgow Commonwealth Games Silver medalist Devendro Singh was signed by Poland Hussars and Gaurav Bidhuri was signed by the previous year’s victorious Italian side that is now
It is great to see the solidarity that the aggrieved boxer is receiving from the administrative body of her own country. Hopefully now that Sarita herself has apologized, the world body will understand that Sarita’s actions were purely spontaneous and emotional and will pardon her. While reports seem to indicate that AIBA is not inclined to allow Sarita to take part of the World Championships , one hopes that better sense will prevail.