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Leslie Walter Claudius was an Indian field hockey player from Bilaspur. Born on 25th March 1927, Leslie was of Anglo-Indian descent and was India’s triple Olympic gold medalist and one of the legends of hockey in India. As a part of the golden generation of Indian hockey, he along with his team won the Olympic gold three times in London 1948, Helsinki 1952 and Melbourne 1956. As a midfielder player, Leslie was the first Indian [...]

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 [...]

Abhinav Bindra, one of the eminent sports personalities hailing from the Indian subcontinent, has many a claim to his fame. Born in the year 1983, in Punjab Bindra is a promising and talented youngster who has made his mark in international shooting. Abhinav Bindra indefatigable spirit and ability to take up challenges has placed him amongst the top in the world of shooting. He shot to fame after his remarkable record of 597/600 in the [...]

Jayanta Talukdar is presently the world No. 2 in the Individual Recurve event. One of the most promising sportsmen of the country he won the gold medal in the South Asian Federation Games or SAF Games at Colombo, Sri Lanka in 2006. Jayanta, who hails from the state of Assam, was born in 1987. He was spotted at a very young age by archery coaches of Guwahati. His talent was further nurtured at the Tata [...]

Dola Banerjee is one of the most promising sports personalities of the country, the first Indian woman to win the World Archery Championship. She is also the first woman archer of the country to clinch an Olympic berth. She received the Arjuna Award in 2005 for her outstanding performances. A Bengali by birth, Dola was born on 2nd June, 1980 in Kolkata, West Bengal. Her skill was nurtured at the Tata Archery Academy, Jamshedpur. Ever [...]

Dipankar Bhattacharya is one of the most outstanding Indian badminton players. He was born and brought up in Guwahati, Assam. At an early age of two, Dipankar started playing badminton. He is the first men’s badminton player to represent India at the Olympics. He has represented India twice at Olympics: Barcelona Olympics (1992) and Atlanta Olympics (1996). He has won the Indian National Badminton Championship thrice and was runner-up on two occasions. He was placed [...]

Dhanraj Pillay is the former captain of the Indian hockey team, Dhanraj Pillay was born on July 16, 1968 at Kirkee in Maharashtra. His brother, Ramesh Pillay had also represented India at the international level. He made his international debut in 1989 when he represented the nation at the Allwyn Asia Cup in New Delhi in 1989. He was awarded the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award for 1999-2000, besides the Padma Shri in 2000. The [...]

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 [...]

About Ashwini Nachappa Ashwini Nachappa is a former athlete and an Indian film actress from Karnataka. She gained popularity during the 1980s after outrunning P.T. Usha on two separate occasions. She is popularly known as ‘Flo Jo’, or ‘Florence Griffith Joyner of India’. Like Flo Jo, Nachappa was known for her performances in the field along with her glamorous appearance. Her popularity and glamour-queen outlook brought her many film proposals, which she later accepted, only [...]