Pournima Zanane was an award-winning Indian air rifle shooter and coach. She passed away aged 42 after battling cancer for two long years.
Wearing the traditional khaki uniform with a surgical mask and a pair of gloves for protection, Indumathi is barely recognisable but fulfilling her duty around Anna Nagar, Chennai.
“After two months, I am training outdoors and it is a very nice feeling to experience the air while running on the track. For a track athlete, there is no better feeling than this. At the same time I am also experiencing an unusual feeling.”
The pandemic and lockdown have caused a great deal of stress for Sania Mirza as she and husband Shoaib Malik…
“A lot of people advised my father not to make me wrestle. They said if I injured myself, no one would be marrying me. But my father was resolute.”
“It is not about the money but the satisfaction that I could do something for the society and for my village where I grew up.”
While securing a Olympic Quota Anjum also becomes the first woman to win an Individual Air Rifle medal at the World Championships in the Senior category last year.
“It feels great to know that Vrinda and I have been inducted into the ICC’s development panel.” – Janani
I would not blame the media for the lack of coverage in India as we need to make a revolution first, then things will change. Medals have the power to do that. One medal and the entire Nation knows you.
After giving birth to her daughter, in 2010, the former India No 1 made her comeback as a 33-year-old and played for India in the Commonwealth Games 2010.
Top eight weightlifters from each weight class qualify for the Tokyo Olympics. Mirabai is currently ranked 8th in the International Weighlifting Federation ranking lists
“The need of the hour is to keep ourselves safe. There will be many matches to play after we get past this phase.” -Jhulan Goswami