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Vinesh Phogat – First Indian Woman Wrestler to Win Asian Games Gold Medal

It was a proud moment for India when Vinesh Phogat became the first Indian woman wrestler to win a Gold Medal at the Asian Games. Phogat won the gold by defeating Yuki Irie of Japan in the Women’s 50 kg Freestyle Wrestling. Born on August 25, 1994, Vinesh Phogat comes from a family with a wrestling background. Vinesh Phogat’s cousins, ... Read More »

Saurabh Chaudhary’s Secret to Winning Asian Games Gold in Shooting

Before the start of the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia, not many people knew Saurabh Chaudhary. However, the young lad has surprised everyone by winning Gold Medal at the 2018 Asian Games in 10 m air pistol event. Saurabh Chaudhary has also created an Asian Games record by scoring 240.7 points, which is more than that of ... Read More »

The Only Indian to Win an Olympic Gold Medal

It’s true that India, as a nation, has won a total of 9 gold medals at the Olympics. However, what is also true is that 8 of these gold medals were won in hockey, which is a team sport. If we look at individual events, India has won only 1 gold medal at the Olympics. This is surprising since India ... Read More »

10 Fascinating Things Every Kabaddi Fan Should Know

Most of us have played Kabaddi in our school/college and yet we know so little about it. Kabaddi is one sport that failed to get the limelight it deserves for a long time. However, things are changing dramatically for this game now, as it is being extensively promoted on the lines of the Indian Premier League. If you like Kabaddi, ... Read More »

Indians at the Olympics

India has a long history at the Olympic Games, extending to more than a hundred years. The first time India participated in the Olympic Games was in the year 1900. In its first year at the Olympics, India had sent only one athlete, Norman Pritchard, who won two Olympic Silver Medals in Men’s 200 meters and Men’s 200 meter hurdles ... Read More »

Why the Olympics Has Five Rings

The biggest sporting event on planet earth, the Olympic Games are organized every four years. The Olympics comprise both Summer Games and Winter Games, which are held alternatively with a gap of two years. The Olympics witnesses the participation of thousands of athletes from all across the globe and winning an Olympic medal is a matter of great prestige for ... Read More »

Mittal clinches silver at World Shotgun Championship

India’s Ankur Mittal clinched a silver medal in the men’s double trap event at the ongoing ISSF World Shotgun Championship, in Moscow, on Tuesday. He scored 66 points and maintained the crucial lead over Russia’s Vitaly Fokeev until the last four shots but eventually losing out to him since the latter scored 68. Interestingly, Ankur stood first in the qualifiers ... Read More »

Saina starts training at Gopi’s academy again

Exactly three years after parting ways, national coach Pullela Gopichand and star player Saina Nehwal seem to have buried the hatchet. Saina, who started talking to the coach during the World Championships in Glasgow a week back, began training at his academy recently . Saina had left Gopichand’s academy and started training under Vimal Kumar in Bangalore from September 2, ... Read More »

PV Sindhu beats Chen Yufei to reach World Badminton Championships final

PV Sindhu gave a brilliant performance to book her spot in the World Badminton Championships final after beating China’s Chen Yufei 21-13, 21-10 in the second semi-final on Saturday. Saina Nehwal lost in the women’s singles semi-finals in Glasgow on Saturday. On Friday, Kidambi Srikanth lost faced a 14-21, 18-21 defeat at the hands of world number one Wan Ho in ... Read More »

World Badminton Championships: Sindhu, Saina, Srikanth enter quarterfinals

India’s Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth reached the quarter-finals of the World Badminton Championships in Glasgow on Thursday. The three players are the only Indians left in the singles draw after B Sai Praneeth, Ajay Jayaram and the mixed doubles pair of Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N. Sikki Reddy lost in the pre-quarterfinals. India will be assured of ... Read More »

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