'We have lost the importance of physical movement. It is important we encourage kids to take up sport.'Rediff.com's Norma Godinho listens in as Rio Olympic silver medallist P V Sindhu and her coach P Gopichand spells their plans going forward. IMAGE: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis felicitates Olympic silver medallist P V Sindhu and her coach P Gopichand in Mumbai, September 6, 2016. Photograph: PTI Since winning the silver medal at the Rio Olympics, P V Sindhu and her coach ... Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
2014 Asian Games bronze medalist and National record holder, Sudha Singh wants to make amends for a disappointing outing at the London Olympics.The 3000m steeplechase runner told Rediff.com's Norma Godinho she is confident as ever heading into the 2016 Games. IMAGE: India's 3000m steeplechase runner Sudha Singh. Photograph: Sudha Singh/Facebook When Sudha Singh's tryst with the 2012 Olympics in London ended dismally, she vowed to do whatever it takes to qualify for the Games in Rio four years ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
There are moments at the Olympics that have a sporting significance, and then there are those moments that leave an indelible mark on humanity.Rediff.com's Norma Godinho traces those moments at the Games that have transcended sport to become part of history. Women athletes compete for the first time IMAGE: Charlotte Cooper, the first lady individual medalist at the 1900 Olympic Games. Photograph: Topical Press Agency/Getty Images At the 1900 Olympic Games in Paris, 22 women broke the glass ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
'I believe if a player is not mentally tough he cannot achieve the pinnacle of success.' Palpreet Singh faces his biggest test at the NBA D-League try-outs in Houston on Friday, August 5. Norma Godinho/Rediff.com spoke with the Punjab cager before his departure to the United States. IMAGE: Ludhiana's Palpreet Singh ready to impress the cream of NBA. Photograph: NBA India Palpreet Singh Brar, standing 6 feet 9 inches, appears an intimidating figure. But sit with him for a chat, and his ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
These athletes made India proud four years ago. The turn of the century has seen a marked improvement in performance by Indian athletes at the Olympics. From a bronze medal at the Sydney Olympics in 2000 (Karnam Malleswari, Weightlifting, Women's 69 kg) and a solitary silver medal at the Athens Olympics from shooter Rajyavardhan Singh Rathod in 2004, to a 3-medal haul at Beijing in 2008 (Abhinav Bindra -- 1 gold; wrestler Sushil Kumar and boxer Vijender Singh -- 2 bronze), Indian athletes ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
India has participated in the Olympics since 1900, but never has it been represented at the Games in numbers as massive as this year. With 121 athletes, including 54 women, heading to Rio de Janeiro, optimism about their chances at the Games abounds. While there are some who have been there and done it all previously, there are many who have qualified from across 15 disciplines and are making their Olympic debuts. With the Games just two weeks away, Rediff.com's Norma Godinho introduces the ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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