'We were confident that Mary had won the bout.'Laxmi Negi/Rediff.com speaks to the champion boxer's coaches in Astana to find out why Mary won't be in Rio. IMAGE: Mary Kom dominated the bout, says her coach. Photograph: Getty Images Olympic berth or no, MC Mary Kom is a legend. And legends too have off-days. Mary Kom (51 kg), a bronze medallist at the 2012 London Olympics, was knocked out of the Women's Boxing World Championships, in Astana, Kazakhstan, on Saturday, May 21, ending her hopes of ... Rediff.com, 2 months ago
India sprinter Dutee Chand, who qualified for the Rio Olympics, at an event in Almaty, Kazakhstan on Saturday, tells Laxmi Negi/Rediff.com that she gives her best when pushed by better and faster athletes. IMAGE: Dutee Chand celebrates Photograph: Facebook Dreams come true. They do if you work hard to realise them. India sprinter Dutee Chand knows this only too well. Over the last two years, Dutee has been in the news for all the wrong reasons. The Odisha girl was banned by the ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
India's first women's frisbee team is up for the challenge as the World Ultimate and Guts Championship beckons.Laxmi Negi/Rediff.com takes notes as the players prepare for the competition. IMAGE: Ultimate Frisbee players Sangeetha Manoharan and Zahra Kheraluwala during a training session. Megna Shankaranarayanan and her team-mates are gearing up for a World Championship. They train 4 to 5 times a week, somehow managing to balance work and studies, in some cases. No, these girls are not into ...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 weeks 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, 1 month ago
Members of the Bhojan Mata Kamgar Union led by the Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) held a protest march towards the Secretariat here on Tuesday. However, they were stopped by the police, which used barricades at Kanak Chowk forcing bhojan ...Chandigarh Tribune, 1 month ago
Where stalwarts like M C Mary Kom failed, Sonia Lather brought home a medal from the World Championships.The 24 year old spoke with Laxmi Negi/Rediff.com soon after winning the silver medal. IMAGE: Sonia Lather, World Championships silver medalist. Sonia Lather has been boxing since 2009, but she only declared herself on a huge platform like the Women's Boxing World Championships this week. Where stalwarts like M C Mary Kom failed, the Haryana girl brought home a medal. She threw some precise ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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