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2017 Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games: Poornima Bags First Gold Medal for India

2017 Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games Indian Winners

Poornima Hembram bagged India’s first gold at 2017 Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games. In women’s Pentathalon event, she finished ahead of athletese from Thailand. Poornima was the only one to cross 4000 points among the 10 participants. Her 4062 points was 147 points higher than Silver medal winner. 24-year old Poornima has been the […]

Rio 2016: Pierre de Coubertin medal for Athletes from New Zealand and USA

Pierre de Coubertin award 2016

New Zealand’s Nikki Hamblin and USA’s Abbey D’Agostino were awarded with Pierre de Coubertin medal, a rare fourth type of medal, which has been bestowed on only on 17 occasions in the history of Olympic games.. The athletes who helped each other across the finish line after an accidental mid-race collision in the women’s 5,000m.

History of India in Marathon: 11 Olympics, 11th is Best Finish

Shivnath singh marathon 1976

Starting from 1920, 18 Indian Men have participated in Marathon at 11 Olympics. After a gap of 32 years, Indian resumed Marathon participation in 2012 Olympics. 2016 Olympics matched the biggest team of 3 members (of 1960 Olympics) for Marathon. For 13 Olympics, no Indians represented in Marathon, while on three occasions Indians Did not […]

Women’s Single Final: Sindhu and her Power of Number 2 at 2016 Olympics

sindhu vs Carolina Marin final

When PV Sindhu plays the Gold Medal match against World No. 1 Carolina Marin on Friday, purists would feel happy with Silver as Carolina has crushed all even outside Olympics. Statistics would show the huge challenge revealing how Sindhu trails Carolina 2-4 in career meets before. But, trailing by 2 would surely make Sindhu smile […]

India at Olympics: 4 Medals and 9 4th Positions in Wrestling

ind wrestlers

Wrestling was the second Sports after Athletics in which Indians participated at Olympics. After 1920, from 1932 Olympics till 2016 Olympics, Indian contingent always had Wrestling team, except in 1976 Olympics. With 19 Olympics by Indians, Wrestling is third most represented after Athletics and Hockey. Although the first medal was won in 1952 and other […]

Athletics: Indian Olympic Record in 800m

Tintu Luka profile

Tintu Luka is set to participate in Women’s 800m Qualifying round at Rio 2016. Coached by legendary PT Usha, she is the 3rd women and 9th overall Indian to participate at Olympics in 800 m race, which is India’s 4th best represented Athletics event at Olympics. Among 13 occasions, only once an Indian has reached […]

Rio2016 Badminton: Saina Succumbed to Chinese Wall, Can Sindhu Cross vs 2012 Runners up Wang


Quarterfinal is more than the expected result for a 9th seed. But, PV Sindhu wouldn’t believe on rankings when she plays 2012 Olympics Runners up Wang Yihan, whom Sindhu defeated in their last meeting. Wang, the top seeds at London Olympics defeated Saina Nehwal in semifinals of 2012 Olympics, but lost the final to Li […]

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