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Badminton : A Year of Eye-catching success

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— by Arun Arnaw Khare —                              When one looked back at the proceedings on the Badminton court during the last twelve months, he finds himself highly satisfied as a number of Indian players have etched their names in history books of  the Indian Badminton. PV Sindhu was the toast of the Indian success with an unprecedented silver medal in ... Read More »

Indian Hockey in 2016 : A Statistical Survey

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— by BG Joshi — Men’s Hockey In 2016, India won the gold in the Asian Champions Trophy, silver in the Azlan Shah Cup, Champions Trophy and South Asian Games, and bronze in the Festival of Hockey in Australia. India had an impressive playing record of 19 wins against 17 losses in 2016. She also scored more goals – 103 ... Read More »

Jhajharia record-breaking golden double in Paralympics

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                         Devendra Jhajharia wrote a new chapter in the Indian sports history when he won a gold medal in the Javelin Throw in the ongoing Paralympics Games with new world record. By achieving this feat he also became the first Indian athlete to win two gold medals in the Paralympics. He won his first Paralympics gold in 2004 Athens Games. ... Read More »

Thangavelu Mariyappan wins gold at Rio Paralympics

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                                 A history was written in the Indian sports annals in the wee hours of Saturday morning, September 10, 2016 when two of its athletes – Thangavelu Mariyappan and Varun Singh Bhati scaled new hights winning the gold and bronze medals respectively in the Men’s T-42 High Jump event at the Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro. It was the first ... Read More »

Back to back titles for Sania

Western & Southern Open, Cincinnati, Ohio                                  Playing her first tournament after parting ways with Martina Hingis, Sania Mirza emerged winner in the first test of strength with her former Swiss partner at the Western & Southern Open, in Cincinnati, Ohio, held from August 18 to 21, 2016. She and her new partner from Czech Republic Barbora Strycova defeated Martina ... Read More »

President present Khel Ratna to Sindhu, Sakshi and two others

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                                 Three woman players – PV Sindhu, Sakshi Malik & Dipa Karmakar along with shooter Jitu Rai received the country’s highest sporting honour, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel ratna Award from President Pranab Mukherjee on August 28, the National Sports Day in a function organised in Darbar Hall of Rashtrapati Bhavan. For the first time in the National Sports Awards’ history, ... Read More »

Sindhu makes history

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                          The new Badminton sensation PV Sindhu became the first Indian woman to win a silver medal in the Olympic Games, when she went down fighting to world no 1 Carolina Marin of Spain 21-19, 12-21, 15-21 in a nail-biting summit clash. The match lasted one hour and thirty minutes.                           When Sindhu entered the court to take on twice ... Read More »

Sakshi wins bronze, Srikanth stretches Lin Dan

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                                  India’s long wait for a medal in Rio ended with Sakshi Malik winning a bronze in 58kg category Women’s Wrestling. The 23-year old diminutive girl from Mokhra village near Rohtak in Haryana, came from behind to defeat Aisuluu Tynybekova of Kyrgyzstan for this record-breaking success. By doing so, she became the first Indian female wrestler to win an Olympic ... Read More »

Srikanth, Sindhu keep hopes alive

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The 10th day at the Rio Olympics Games was no different from Indian perspective. With a series of losses, India’s chances of winning medals in the Games becoming gloomy and gloomy. The only silver lining of India’s day-performance was the quarter final appearance of two Badminton players – Kidambi Srikanth and PV Sindhu. All the athletes, boxer and wrestler fared ... Read More »

Sindhu scripts new history in Indian Sports

2016 Rio Olympics - Badminton - Women's Singles - Quarterfinals - Riocentro - Pavilion 4 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 16/08/2016. P.V. Sindhu (IND) of India reacts during her match against Wang Yihan (CHN) of China.  REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.

                          After Sakshi Malik’s bronze in Wrestling, another medal is up for possession, though different in colour .. not on the mat but on the Badminton court. The elegant PV Sindhu is the conqueror — though colour is yet to be decided. Whatever colour she wins, she will script a new history in the Indian sports. She is the fist ... Read More »

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