Category : Gems

Lakshya Sen

16-year-old schoolboy from Uttarakhand making waves in International Badminton: The tale of Lakshya Sen

Lakshya Sen has badminton in his blood, literally. The son of a seasoned badminton coach in Almora, Uttarakhand, Lakshya has been playing the sport since a tender age. But no one could have guessed the heights this shy boy could...

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Krishnappa Gowtham

Following in idol Harbhajan Singh’s footsteps: Krishnappa Gowtham

Krishnappa Gowtham is the name on every cricket fan’s lips. After a match winning knock of 33 runs against Mumbai Indians, the Karnataka off spinner followed it up with 2 useful wickets against Kings XI Punjab including the prized wicket...

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The Forgotten Story of Anju Bobby George: The First Indian to win a Medal at the IAAF World Championships

Indian athletics has only a few heroes to say the least, but one name will remain synonymous with the sport in India- Anju Bobby George. The Long Jump queen from Kerala was a natural in the sport from a tender...

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Aditi Ashok

Carrying India’s Golf Hopes on her shoulder: 20-year-old Aditi Ashok

Golf is a budding sport in India, particularly for women. Long considered as the pastime of middle aged rich men, the attitudes of people towards the game are slowly changing. And at the helm of this change is a young...

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Kidambi Srikanth, HS Prannoy crash out of Japan Open

Recovering from Brain Fever to becoming World Number 1: The story of Kidambi Srikanth

The year was 2014. Kidambi Srikanth was fighting for his life in the ICU of a hospital in Hyderabad. He had been found unconscious in the washroom of Pullela Gopichand’s Badminton Academy. Somehow, he managed to survive and slowly got...

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Vinesh Phogat

Vinesh Phogat: The Lesser Known Phogat Sister Proves her Mettle on the World Stage

We have all see Dangal- the movie which made Geeta Phogat and her sister Babita Kumari household names in the country. But there is another Phogat who has achieved what her cousin did 8 years ago. Vinesh Phogat bagged the...

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Anish Bhanwala

Missing Board Exams to win Gold Medals for his country: Story of 15-year old Anish Bhanwala

Anish Bhanwala has the world record as well as a Commonwealth Games medal to his name- All at the age of 15. Bhanwala struck Gold in the 25m Rapid Fire Pistol event at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Putting up a...

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Achanta Sharath Kamal

The Face of Table Tennis in India: Achanta Sharath Kamal

Table tennis was an obscure sport in the country till a Tamil Nadu boy stunned one and all and won the Gold at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne. The fruits of which we are still enjoying with India bagging...

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Shreyasi Singh

How Shreyasi Singh fought hard to fulfil father’s dream

Shreyasi Singh was born with a silver spoon in her mouth, but she has never taken it for granted. She put up a smile of relief after beating Australia’s Emma Cox in a shootout for Gold. Daughter of former Railways...

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Manika Batra

The Interesting Story of Manika Batra who Refused Modelling to Concentrate on Table Tennis

The image of Manika Batra raising her arms and putting up a smile after a tense final encounter to win the Gold medal for India would remain etched in all Indian minds. But life hasn’t been that easy for the...

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