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Exclusive! 'Mary Kom was robbed of a win

Exclusive! 'Mary Kom was robbed of a win

'We were confident that Mary had won the bout.'Laxmi Negi/ 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 ..., 1 month ago

'Abhi toh Olympic ticket mila hai, medal ki koshish karungi'

India sprinter Dutee Chand, who qualified for the Rio Olympics, at an event in Almaty, Kazakhstan on Saturday, tells Laxmi Negi/ 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.com2 days ago

India's first women's Frisbee team dares to dream

India's first women's frisbee team is up for the challenge as the World Ultimate and Guts Championship beckons.Laxmi Negi/ 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.com3 weeks ago India's first all-women crew set to sail around the world  Rediff.com2 months ago

Govt urged to reinstate sacked bhojan matas

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 Tribune6 days ago

The boxer who ensured India didn't return empty handed

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/ 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.com1 month ago

'I will give my best performance at Rio'

'I don't think that I have done anything great. I haven't won any Olympic gold medal.' 'I am not saying that I won't sleep until and unless I win an Olympic medal, but I will surely give my best performance.' Rio Olympics-bound gymnast Dipa Karmakar speaks to Laxmi Negi/ after becoming the first Indian woman gymnast to qualify for the event. IMAGE: Dipa Karmakar in action. Photograph: Andrew Winning/Reuters Dipa Karmakar has been trending on social media since April 18. Accolades ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago 'I will give my best performance in Rio'  Rediff.com2 months ago

10 beautiful moments from Pat Farmer's Spirit of India Run

He ran past beautiful villages, stunning deserts, verdant fields... running 4,400 km in 64 days on the Spirit of India run. Australian Ultra-marathon legend Pat Farmer completed his Spirit of India Run a few days ago. IMAGE: Pat Farmer, right, finishes his run in Srinagar. On March 29, the inspirational Farmer took his final stride at the Nishad Gardens in Srinagar and ended his epic run across India, charting a total course of 4,400 kms in 64 days. The 54 year old, who embarked on his ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

She's a biker. A single mom. And she does not believe in stereotypes

'I learnt to ride when my feet could barely reach the ground.' 'Belonging to a Muslim family, I obviously had my own set of issues to deal with but I don't remember my father saying 'no' to anything.' 'I am a single mother, raising my son with the help of my parents.' 'People do act funny on the road when they see a girl riding a motorcycle.' IMAGE: Shirin Shaikh on her Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350CC bike. Photograph: Courtesy Shirin Shaikh/Facebook. For two days in ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago
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