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Weightlifting, commonly known as lifting is a very popular sport. In it, the contestants try to lift heavy weights attached to the steel bars known as barbells. Weightlifting requires a lot of strength and skill. It is categorized into two events-the “snatch” and the “clean and jerk”. Until the 1972 Olympics, another event the “clean and press” or simply “press”, was also practised but was eliminated due to complications in judging. The headquarters of Indian [...]

Swimming has gained much popularity in India both as a sporting event as well as a general activity. Swimming over the ages has appealed to people of all age groups. Especially competitive swimming has become a part of the Olympic events. The Swimming Federation of India (SFI) is the apex organization that is dedicated to the sport of swimming in India . Post independence era, Indian swimmers have been taking part in international swimming competitions [...]

From the amount of newsprint and daily discussions dedicated to cricket, it is not tough to identify India’s favorite sport! Even though hockey is the official Indian sport and football enjoys a fair degree of popularity, the Indian cricket team is the most loved, often despised and debated group of players in the subcontinent. Aside from cricket, football and hockey – Indians follow lawn tennis, badminton, athletics, weightlifting and boxing. Sports like car racing and [...]

Suresh Raina is an eminent player in the world of Cricket, Suresh Raina is an attacking left-handed middle-order batsman. A versatile person, Raina is known for his significant contributions in various fields. An occasional off-spin bowler, Raina is considered one of the best fielders in the world. Currently, Raina is the captain of Gujarat Lions in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and he was the vice-captain of Chennai Super Kings. He made his One Day [...]

Clouds could not hide the glory of the Sun, Storms could not hinder the courage of a Woman. Mithali Dorai Raj is the captain and the skipper of Indian Women’s International Cricket team in Tests and ODI. The Indian Women’s Cricket team performed brilliantly in the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017. Born in Jodhpur on December 3rd 1982 to Dorai Raj and Leela Raj she started to play the game at a tender age of [...]

Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi is a former Indian Test cricketer who is also regarded as one of India’s greatest captain ever. Mansoor Ali Khan was born on 5th January, 1941 into the royal household of Pataudi, at Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India. His father, Iftikhar Ali Khan was the eighth Nawab of Pataudi, whom Mansur succeeded to become the 9th Nawab of Pataudi (junior). His mother, Sajida Sultan was the former “Begum of Bhopal”. Mansur Ali [...]

Harmanpreet Kaur made her One Day International debut in 2009 at the age of 20. She was part of the Indian’s Women’s Cricket team in the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017. The Indian team performed brilliantly throughout 2017 Women’s World Cup. Harmanpreet Kaur scored an unbeatable 177 runs off 115 balls against Australia in the semifinal of 2017 Women’s Cricket World Cup. She is the record holder of the highest individual score for India in [...]

Hardik Pandya is an all-rounder in the Indian Cricket Team. An exceptionally promising cricketer, Hardik Pandya became the man of the match in his One Day International (ODI) debut. A skilful and enthusiastic cricketer, Hardik Pandya smashed the fastest ever half-century in ICC Champions Trophy Final. A confident cricketer, Hardik Pandya expresses himself through smashing sixes on field. Personal Background A passionate cricketer, Hardik Pandya was born on 11 October 1993 in Surat City, Gujarat. [...]

E.A.S. Prasanna is a former Indian Test cricketer who served Indian cricket well with his spin bowling wizardry. His full name is Erapalli Anantharao Srinivas Prasanna and he was born on 22nd May, 1940 in Bangalore, Karnataka, India. Due to his passion for the sport of cricket, Prasanna steadily climbed the ladder of success in Indian cricket. Despite taking a break from cricket to complete his engineering degree, E.A.S. Prasanna made a strong comeback in 1967 to [...]

Dr Talimeran Ao, the legendary sports persona was the first captain of Independent India’s Olympic Football team. He was born in the Naga village of Chanki, Assam (now in Nagaland) in 1919. Son of Rev. Subongwati Ao, Dr Talimeran, started playing football from his school days. He completed his schooling from Impur Christian School and he was the captain of his school’s football team. He was awarded the “Best Footballer” title in the All Assam Inter School Football [...]