OLYMPICS MEDALLISTS

  • MC Mary Kom, a fighter both in the ring and off it September 2, 2014

    Imphal: Appearances can be deceptive. She may be shy and diminutive but she packs a mean punch. An Olympic bronze medallist and 5time world champion MC Mary Kom has singlehandedly taken women's boxing into the national consciousness. "I was fighting for 11 years but only a few people recognised me....
  • Olympian Vijender Singh skips boxing trial camp in Patiala April 6, 2013

    Chandigarh: India's Olympic medallist Vijender Singh has not shown up for the boxing trial camp in Patiala. Participation in the boxing camp is necessary for the boxer's selection. Boxing Federation Vice President Nivaran Mukherjee said, "Vijender hasn't come for the trials. If he doesn't attend the camp tomorrow he will...
  • Aug 29 is National Sports Day. Did you know? August 29, 2012

    Today is, or was, Sports Day in India. August 29, the birthday of hockey legend Major Dhyanchand, is celebrated as the National Sports Day. Great that we recognise the efforts of India and world's greatest ever hockey player, but what proportion of India remembers that we even have a Sports...
  • India's Olympic moments: Jadhav makes history July 17, 2012

    In the countdown to the 2012 London Olympics, we retrace some memorable Indian moments at the quadrennial games. Today, a look at wrestler KD Jadhav's bronze medal in 1952. For nearly half a century he was India's forgotten hero, but in 1952 Khashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav was a national icon. At the...