'The next four years will be dedicated to compete at the Olympics so that we can give the other teams a fightback.' IMAGE: Rani Rampal celebrates scoring a goal during the Rio Olympics against Japan. Photograph: Mark Kolbe/Getty Images The Rio Olympics hoopla has settled down. Given our track record, we Indians will jump into the bandwagon only in 2020, just in time for the Tokyo Olympics. But there are athletes who practice day in and day out to be part of the mega event. One among them is ... Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
Dr Anand Patil hopes to spread the message of embracing a healthy lifestyle. IMAGE: Dr Arun Patil has been running for Independence Day Ultra for two years now. Photograph: Kind courtesy Dr Anand Patil/Facebook While many of us flee the hustle and bustle of Mumbai on this long Independence Day weekend, and the others left in the city enjoy some extra hours of sleep, Dr Anand Patil and 100 others runners will sweat it out in Mumbai on August 15. The event -- organised by runners at the Shivaji ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
'I would not be running had it not been for the army.''I learned to value my time only after I was posted in Kashmir.''I was posted there for three months. In those three months I learned everything about life.' From a simple family in the hills of Bageshwar district in Uttrakhand to making it to the Olympics, Nitendra Singh Rawat has come a long way. A Havaldar in the 6th Kumaon Regiment, he started running the marathon just a year-and-a-half ago. Now he is set for the biggest race of ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
'The silver medal at the Champions Trophy has instilled the confidence that we can match or even beat some of the best teams in the world.' Devindar Walmiki is no stranger to hardship. Brought up in a one-room apartment in Mumbai the talented midfielder has overcome adversity and injuries to steadily rise up the ranks and become a force to reckon with in Indian hockey. Earlier this month, the 24 year old provided ample evidence of his utility as the Indian hockey team returned from the ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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