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P Harikrishna or Pentala Harikrishna, as he is popularly known as, is a renowned chess player who has made India proud, time and again. Born on May 10, 1986, at Vinjanam Padu in Prakasam District of Andhra Pradesh, he also became the youngest Indian Super Grandmaster in 2001. He first showed his talent and interest in the game of chess at an early age. He observed his father played and grandfather playing the game of [...]

Mary Kom is an Indian boxer from the northeast state of Manipur, born on 1st March 1983, Mangte Chungneijang. She is also known as MC Mary Kom or Magnificent Mary. Mary Kom is famed as a five-time World Boxing Champion and the only boxer to win a medal in every one of the six world championships. In the 2012 Olympics, she became the first Indian women boxer to qualify and win a bronze medal in [...]

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 [...]

Koneru Humpy ” The grand Chessmaster ” was born on 31st March 1987 at Gudivada in Andhra Pradesh. This nineteen-year-old sportstar won 4 World Titles-under 10,12,14 and when she was only 15 she achieved the GM title and broke the record of Judit Polgar. According to the recent record of Fide Ratings Koneru’s rank is 5th in the world. In the month of July(2006) Koneru occupied the second position in women’s rankings with an Elo score of [...]

KM Beenamol was a gold medalist of the 2002 Asian Games, achieved the prestigious feat of reaching the Olympic semi-final in 2000. After P.T. Usha, she became the second Indian women to qualify for the semi-finals in her favorite event – 800 meters. She and her brother, K.M. Binu, have created another envious record. They are the first siblings in Indian sports arena to win medals at the same international competition. They won medals at [...]

Anju Bobby George (born 19 April 1977) is a renowned Indian athlete. She is a recipient of many sports honours at both national and international levels. Currently, she is the Chairperson of Target Olympic Podium Scheme(TOPS) and is also the Khelo India project ‘s Executive member. Personal Life Born in Changanassery, Kerala on April 19, 1977, she was initiated into athletics at an early age by her father. Her trainer Mr. Thomas in school further [...]

Ali Qamar: One of the most promising boxing talents of the country, Ali Qamar is the first Indian Boxer to win a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games. Although dogged by serious injuries time and again, he is still considered as the brightest prospect of Indian Boxing. Born to a middle class family, Mohammad Ali Qamar comes from the sports loving city of Kolkata, West Bengal. In 1991, he became the West Bengal Inter-district Boxing [...]

Gagan Narang, India’s answer to the challenges posed in the international arena of shooting has ensured that the Indian subcontinent ranks amongst the top nations in the sports world of shooting. India’s ace air rifle shooter is the first Indian to bag an individual medal in the current 2012 London Olympics. He fetched India its first medal -a bronze – in the Men’s 10m Air Rifle event with a final score of 701.1, just 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 [...]