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Vijay Kumar born 19th August 1985, is an Indian sports shooter and is from Barsar village of Hamirpur district, Himachal Pradesh. He is currently serving as Hon. Captain (Subedar Major) in the Dogra Regiment (16th Battalion) Indian Army and has been posted at the Army Marksmanship Unit (AMU) at Mhow in Indore District, Madhya Pradesh where he is coached by Pavel Smirnov. In 2007, he received an Arjuna Award in the sport of shooting. At [...]

Samresh Jung, an eminent sports personality who has carved out a niche for himself in the arena of shooting, was born on 5th May 1970. Samresh Jung, who specializes in the category of air pistol, has many a claim to his fame and has been heaped with numerous awards and accolades. A resident of New Delhi, Jung is an employee of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF). It can be said the shooting was infused [...]

Nameirakpam Kunjarani Devi is a famous Indian weightlifter was born on March 1, 1968 in Imphal, Manipur. She started participating in sports right from her schooldays in Imphal’s Sindam Sinshang Resident High School and went on to complete her graduation from the Maharaja Bodha Chandra College in Imphal. Nameirakpam Kunjarani Devi broke two National Records in Trivandrum in 1987 and went on to win three silver medals in the World Women’s Weightlifting Championship in Manchester [...]

Mouma Das was born on 24th February, 1984 in West Bengal. She started playing table tennis on a full-fledged basis from the year 1993. Currently he is the No. 2 player of India. Father Asit Kumar Das is said to have made a major contribution towards honing the table tennis skills of Mouma Das. He is getting training under Shri Jayanta kumar Pushilal. A senior level table tennis player, she had made a mark for [...]

Limba Ram was honoured with the Arjuna Award in 1991, one of the superstars of Indian archery. The following year he won laurels for his country by winning the gold medal at the Asian Championship in Beijing. Coming from a poor tribal family of Rajasthan, the meteoric rise of Limba Ram can be an inspiring story for any youngster. Limba Ram was born on 30th January, 1972. The turning point in his life came in [...]

Karnam Malleswari is an eminent Indian weightlifter. She is famous for being the first Indian woman who won an Olympic medal for India. In the Sydney Olympics 2000, Malleshwari won the bronze medal in the 69kg class. Karnam Malleswari was born on June 1, 1975, in a small village of Andhra Pradesh called Srikakulamn. She practiced weightlifting in her village gymnasium at the tender age of 12. Her younger sister Krishna Kumari is also a [...]

Chetan Baboor is a notable table tennis player of India who has the record of winning the national championship four times. During the last decade of the 20th century, he played many tournaments in the popular Swedish club called Kalmer. Having the experience of playing with such tennis proponents as Jan Ove Waldner in the Kalmer Club, he has honed his skills a lot. Chetan Baboor participated in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, 1996 Atlanta Olympics [...]

Ashok Shandilya is a renowned billiards player of India who was born in the year of 1968 in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Working for Central Railway, Ashok Shandilya has held India high in the 1998 Asian Games, where he bagged two gold medals. Ashok Shandilya, from his childhood days, had a major interest in the game of billiards. During his growing years Ashok Shandilya started playing billiards with great enthusiasm as a result of which he made [...]