Thursday, February 10, 2011

Sports stars in India beyond cricket-Deepak sharma(MassCoMedia Student)


India organized 19th commonwealth games in Delhi last year and a large number of players from different games gave his best performance and won medals for India. There is big list of players, those came in lime light CWG held in Delhi last year and got the reputation, name and fame of sports star which was just for cricketers in India. The common mentality of Indian sports ministry, corporate houses and every authority which is responsible for development of sports in India, they always demoralized players, and those are not a cricketer’s. But the circumstances fully changed after CWG held in Manchester in the year was 2002. Indian team won 30 gold’s and total 69 medals. It was the milestone for history sports in India and also a proud movement for every citizen of India. Players, who set identity of the game in india like saina nehwal, who discover the game of badminton in India and same thing did by sania mirza in women’s badminton. Narayan karteken is a formula one player, who established the identity of formula one in Indian subcontinent.

There are many players, who’s are very popular in India. She is a Professnal female Indian tennis player. In April 2003, mirza made her debut in the India fed cup team, winning all three matches. Mirza has begun playing tennis at the age of six. In 2004, she was awarded the Arjuna award by the Indian government. She is also won the 2003 Wimbledon championship girl’s doubles title, teaming with alias kleybaova of Russia. She is known for her powerful forehand ground strokes. Mirza’s highest ranked female tennis player ever from India, with career highest ranking of 27 in singles and 18 in doubles. In winning with Mahesh bhupati, the mixed doubles event at 2009 Australian open, she became the first Indian women to win a grand slam title. at the 2006 doha asian games mirza won the silver in the women’s singles category and the gold in mixed doubles partnering Leander Paes.

She won silver in mixed doubles and a bronze medal in singles in Guangzhou asian games. She also won a silver medal in singles and a bronze in women’s doubles in CWG held in delhi last year. Saina Nehwal is an Indian Khel Ratna winning badminton player currently ranked number fifth in the world by Badminton World Federation. Saina is the first Indian woman to reach the singles quarterfinals at the Olympics and the first Indian to win the World Junior Badminton Championships. Saina nehwal proved her talent across the globe. If consider her performance against top ranked Chinese opponents. she lost a match from Wang Yihan. she was trailing fromWang 0-2. she defeated by Jiang Yanjiao in three back to back matches. Saina lost three matches and a win against Wang. Her record againist Wang Shixian levelling on1-1.

She won two matches and lost a match against Lu Lan. Saina Nehwal made history on June 21, 2009, becoming the first Indian to win a Super Series tournament, by clinching the Indonesia Open with a stunning victory over higher-ranked Chinese Wang Lin in Jakarta. Saina won her second career Super Series title by winning the Singapore Open title on June 20, 2010. She completed a hat-trick in the same year by winning the Indonesian Open on June 27, 2010. This win resulted in her rise to 3rd ranking and subsequently to No. 2. Later in the same year she also won Hong Kong Super Series on December 12, 2010. Saina was the under-19 national champion. Saina created history by the winning the prestigious Asian Satellite Badminton tournament (India Chapter) twice, becoming the first player to do so.
In 2006, Saina appeared on the global scene when she became the first Indian woman to win a 4-star Tournament, the Philippines Open. Entering the tournament as the 86th seed, Saina went on to stun several top seeded players including number seed Xu Huaiwen before defeating Julia Wong Pei Xian of Malaysia for the title. Saina Nehwal was rewarded with Arjuna award in August, 2009 and her coach Gopichand was also rewarded with Dronacharya award at the same time. Saina has been signed up by Olympic Gold Quest to support her in fulfilling her dream of winning the Olympic gold medal. Saina has been aw Saina has been awarded with the highest national sporting award given to players, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award on 29 August 2010arded with Padma Shri award in January 2010. Saina Nehwal won 2010 Commonwealth games gold in the women's singles badminton event held in the Siri Fort Auditorium, Delhi, on 14 October 2010. She was recently voted as the third best Badminton Player of the Year 2010 by readers of an international badminton magazine, Badzine. Pankaj Arjan Advani is a World Champion in snooker and billiards from India.He won his first world championship title in 2003 IBSF World Snooker Championship in China. Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian honour, 2009. Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, India's highest sporting honour, 2005-06.Rajyotsova award Karnataka's highest civilian award, 2007. After winning the IBSF World Billiards Championship in 2005 at Qawra, Malta, when he defeated fellow countryman Devendra Joshi, he became only the second cueist after Malta's Paul Mifsud to have won both the billiards and snooker world titles. Advani, who is the only player to have achieved a "grand double" of winning both the points and timed formats at the IBSF World Billiards Championships 2005, has repeated the same feat at the 2008 Championships held in Bangalore as well.

Sushil Kumar Solanki is an Indian World Champion wrestler who won the gold medal in the 66 kg freestyle competition at the FILA 2010 World Wrestling Championships and a bronze medal in the men’s event at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. In india wrestling known as ‘ khusti ‘, begun at age Royal Rajbade’s and wrestlers known as ‘ pehlwan’s’. wrestling is historical game in india and roots of game is everywhere in india. If we cheakout the history , maximum wrestlers are came from rural india. Wrestling schools in india known as ‘Akhada’, there is lack of basic facilities which is very important for a wrestler besides that fact indian wresters proved his talent in wrestling world. Kumar defeated Leonid Spiridonov of Kazakhstan in the repechage round to win the bronze. This was the third medal for India at the Beijing Olympics after shooter Abhinav Bindra claimed the first ever individual Olympic gold medal in the 10 m Air Rifle event and Vijender Kumar won bronze medal in boxing for the country.

This was also the second medal for India in wrestling, and the first since K D Jadha's bronze medal at the 1952 Helsinki Olympic Games. On July 2009, he received the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratn - India's highest On 3 October 2010, honor for sportspersons. Sushil Kumar was the final baton bearer who handed the Queen's Baton to Prince Charles in the Queen's Baton Relay for the 2010 Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony. Leander Adrian paes is an Indian professional tennis player who currently features in the doubles events in the ATP tour and the Davis Cup tournament. he made his debut in international tennis arena in 1991.He won 6 Doubles and 6 Mixed Doubles Tennis Grand Slam titles and finishing runners up in numerous other Grand Slam finals, he is considered to be one of the greatest and most respected contemporary doubles and mixed doubles players in the world.

After winning the Mixed Doubles title with Cara Black at The Championships, Wimbledon in 2010, he became only the third male tennis player in tennis history (after Rod Laver and John McEnroe) to win any Wimbledon title in three different decades. He is among the most successful professional Indian tennis players and is also the former captain of the Indian Davis Cup team. He is the recipient of India's highest sporting honour, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award in 1996–1997, the Arjuna Award in 1990, and the Padma Shri award in 2001 for his outstanding contribution to tennis in India. Apart from his twelve Grand Slam victories at doubles and mixed doubles events, he is famous for his several memorable Davis Cup performances playing for India and also for winning a bronze medal for India in the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games. Peas partnering with Mahesh bhupati in men’s duubles pair known as ‘Indian express’. Which was a very good combination ever for india. He went one better at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics,where he beat Fernando Meligeni to win the Bronze medal, thus becoming the first Indian to win an individual medal since KD Jadhav won Bronze at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics more than four decades earlier.He also achieved the rare Men's Doubles/Mixed Doubles double during the 1999 Wimbledon. His consecutive Olympic appearances from 1992 to 2008.

Krishna Poonia, is a national woman discus throw champion of India. She led an Indian clean sweep in the women's discus final on 11th October 2010, winning the Delhi Commonwealth Games gold Medal with a throw of 61.51 metres. Poonia is a girl came from a small vilage of haryana, proved that talent come out as thunder, if someone demorlized or lack of opportunity never stoped talent. She won bronze medal in 2006 Doha Asian Games. Krishna Poonia threw the discus to 61.53, her personal best, in the second try and finished behind Aimin Sing of China (63.52) and Ma Xuenjun, also of China (62.43).Krishna Poonia had won gold medal in the 46th Open National athletics championships to nose ahead of favorites Seema Antil and Harwant Kaur while registering a career-best 60.10 meters distance .She contested at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, but failed to reach the finals, after finishing 10th in the qualifiers with a throw of 58.23.She is the first Indian woman to win a gold medal in track and field events of Commonwealth games and the first Indian to win a gold medal in such events after Milkha Singh who had won the gold in Men's440. Viswanathan Anand is an Indian chess Grandmaster and the current World Chess Champion. He held the FIDE World Chess Championship from 2000 to 2002, at a time when the world title was split.After sunil Gvaskar and Sachin Tendulkar third sportsman who is real champion from india.we can say his reputation in chess like tendulkar in cricket.

He became the undisputed World Champion in 2007 and defended his title against Vladimir Kramnik in 2008. He then successfully defended his title in the World Chess Championship 2010 against Veselin Topalov. As the reigning champion, he will face the winner of the Candidates Tournament for the World Chess Championship 2012.Anand became India's first grandmaster in 1987.He was also the first recipient of the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award in 1991Padma Shri, National Citizens Award and Soviet Land Nehru Award in 1987. The inaugural Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, India's highest sporting honour in the year 1991–1992. British Chess Federation 'Book of the Year' Award in 1998 for his book My Best Games of Chess. Padma Bhushan in 2000.Jameo de Oro the highest honor given by the Government of Lanzarote in Spain on 25 April 2001. The award is given to illustrious personalities with extraordinary achievements. Chess Oscar (1997, 1998, 2003, 2004, 2007, and 2008).Sport star Millennium Award in 1998, from India's premier Sports magazine for being the sportsperson of year.

Abhinav Bindra is an Indian shooter from Zirakpur, Mohali, Punjab and is the current World and Olympic champion in the 10 m Air Rifle event. By winning the gold in the 10 m Air Rifle event at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, he became the first Indian to win an individual gold medal at the Olympic Games and India's first gold medal since 1980, when the Men's Field Hockey Team won the gold. At 15, Abhinav Bindra became the youngest participant in the 1998 Commonwealth Games. His fame to honour though came when he won a Bronze in the 2001 Munich World Cup with a new junior world record score of 597/600. Bindra was also the younge st Indian participant at the 2000 Olympic Games. He won six gold medals at various international meets in 2001. In 2001 he was honoured with the Arjuna Award and the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award in 2001.In the Air rifle event at the 2002 Commonwealth Games, Manchester, he won Gold in the Pairs event. Bindra also won Silver in the individual event. On July 24, 2006, Bindra became the first Indian shooter to win a World Championship gold in Zagreb. Dr. Karni Singh's Silver in 1962 was the previous best by an Indian in a World Championship meet.

At the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games, he won the Gold in the Pairs event and the Bronze in the Singles event When the 2010 Commonwealth Games was held in New-Delhi, Abhinav Bindra got the honour of being the Indian contingent's flag-bearer at the opening ceremony. At the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Abhinav Bindra won the gold for the Men's 10m Air Rifle final after shooting a total of 700.5. Abhinav Bindra along with Gagan Narang shot in unison to set a Games record 1193 in 10m air rifle pair's event for men to win the first gold for India in the 19th Commonwealth Games,Sydney cup 2007.

Vijender Singh Beniwal also known as Vijender Singh or Vijender Beniwal) is an Olympic Medalist Indian boxer from Kalwas, Bhiwani district in Haryana.He practiced boxing at the Bhiwani Boxing Club where coach Jagdish Singh recognized his talent and encouraged him to take to professional boxing. Vijender took part in the middleweight (75 kg) division at the 2006 Asian Games in Doha, where he won the bronze medal in a lost semifinal bout against Kazakhstan's Bakhtiyar Artayev with the final score of 24–2.Vijender took part in the middleweight (75 kg) division at the 2006 Asian Games in Doha, where he won the bronze medal in a lost semifinal bout against Kazakhstan's Bakhtiyar Artayev with the final score of 24–29onal boxing .He beat southpaw Carlos G√≥ngora of Ecuador 9–4 in the quarterfinals on 20 August 2008 which guaranteed him a medal, the first ever Olympic medal for an Indian boxer. In July 2009, Vijender accompanied by Sushil and boxer Mary Kom were felicitated with the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award—India's highest sporting honor. In September 2009, the International Boxing Association (AIBA) announced Vijender as the top-ranked boxer in its annual middle-weight category. In January 2010, Vijender was awarded the Padma Shri award, for outstanding contribution to Indian sports. Vijender won gold medal in the 2010 Asian games in Guangzhou ,china. He thrashed the defending World champion Abbos Atoev of Uzbekistan 7-0 , thus taking revenge for the earlier loss suffered to him Ashish Kumar is an Indian gymnast from Allahabad, who won the first-ever medal in gymnastics for India, in October 2010 at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, when he won a Silver in Men's vault and a Bronze in Men's floor to become the most successful Indian gymnast in Commonwealth Games history, by winning bronze and silver medals in different gymnastic events. At the 2010 Asian Games held in Guangzhou, China Ashish Kumar won a bronze medal in Artistic Gymnastics. World Artistic Gymnastics Championships 2011 JAPAN- He is looking forward for the 2011 World Championship being held in Japan and will be looking to qualify for the Olympics.

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