Monday, August 11, 2008

Saina Nehwal enters Badminton Quarters

Saina Nehwal

Even as India woke up to the news of Bindra winning a 1st individual gold in 10m air rifle shooting, as the day progressed we saw 18 yr old Saina Nehwal proceeding to the Badminton quarters at the Beijing Olympics. Currently ranked world no 15 Saina beat Hong Kong's world No 5 Chen Wang to ensure an entry to the Olympic Badminton's quarter finals, a feat first for an Indian woman in Olympic Badminton Tournament. Kudos to Saina! We wish her good luck in the course of the tournament.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Olympic Shooters

Out of the 9 Indian shooters who have earned a berth at the upcoming Beijing Olympics 08, two of them are women - Anjali Bhagwat & Avneet Kaur Sidhu.

Anjali Bhagwat

Anjali Bhagwat became a household name after reaching the finals of the 10m Air Rifle shooting event at the Sydney Olympics 2000 on her first attempt. Though she could not make a mark during the 2004 Olympics, she has represented India & won many laurels at various International Events. Amongst her latest achievement include winning a bronze medal at the Europe Circuit Championships 2007 in the Air rifle event. In the Beijing Olympics she is all set to represent India in the Sport Rifle 3 Position event. Her latest achievements in the sport rifle 3 position event is winning a silver medal at the commonwealth games in 2006.

Avneet Kaur Sidhu

This Bathinda girl sure has made her mark. Today she is one of the Ace shooters in the country. She has earned herself a berth at the Beijing Olympics in the Air Rifle event. Her notable achievement includes winning a silver medal at the Commonwealth games in 2006.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Shikha Tandon breaks her own national record

Shikha Tandon

At the Telstra Australian Swimming Championships, Shikha Tandon broke her own national record in the 100m freestyle event. She clocked 58.09 secs surpassing her previous record of 58.32 secs. She missed the Olympic "B" qualifying mark, which stands at 57.17 by even less than a sec (0.92 secs to be precise).

Reference: GoswimIndia

Friday, March 14, 2008

Sushmitha Singha Roy clears olympic "B" qualification norm in the heptathlon event.

Sushmitha celebrates achieving Olympic B standard.

With a tally of 5866 points, Sushmitha achieved the olympic "B" standard in the heptathlon event in the Indian Federation Cup Championships. She was the only athlete in this championships to have achieved an olympic standard.

Heptathlon Olympic B standard - 5800

Heptathlon is an athletic event which comprises of 7 events. A Woman's heptathlon consists of the following events:

1) 100m hurdles
2) High Jump
3) Shot Put

4) 200m
5)Long Jump
6)Javelin Throw

7) 800m

Her attempts in each of the above events including her 4 personal bests are as follows:

1) 100m hurdles - 14.39
2) High Jump - 1.73
3) Shot Put
- 11.44 (personal best)
4) 200m - 23.97
(personal best)
5)Long Jump -6.25(personal best)
6)Javelin Throw - 40.11
(personal best)
7) 800m - 2:18.28

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Sinimol bags 2nd Gold

Paulose in action at the Doha Asian Games

Sinimol Paulose won a 2nd gold in the Doha Asian games in the 800 m event. With her performance in this event she managed to qualify for the same in the world indoor championships as well!

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