10-year-old karateka Arinjita Dey reveals why it is important for young girls to have a definitive future goal.
A sport isn’t a man’s arena anymore with women athletes breaking records across the board. The responsibility now lies on the society and the authorities to make sports accessible for all young girls in the country.
While we celebrate the likes of PV Sindhu and Hima Das for their winning streak widely, these athletes with disabilities need as much support in their bid to bring home the medals.
“I might stop playing gymnastics one day but I can never unlearn the values it taught me or leave its legacy behind,” says rhythmic gymnast Meghana Gundlapally.
The Hyderabad-based badminton player was ranked world 13th highly paid female athlete in the Forbes Highest-Paid Female Athletes list.
The US$ 500,000 prize purse tournament that began in 2007, became a part of the Ladies European Tour in 2009 and since then has grown in stature with each passing year.
“With sports I became much focused. I think about practice all the time and imagine routines, strategies, bouts and techniques in my mind,” says pugilist Bunty Panghal.
Last October Pooja Dhanda entered an elite club as she became only the fourth Indian woman grappler to win a medal at the Wrestling World Championship.
The 55-year-old PT Usha will be a part and one of the six members of the AAA Athletes Commission, to be headed by 1992 Olympics gold medallist hammer thrower Andrey Abduvaliyev of Uzbekistan.
“I am a very big fan of Narendra Modi. I have been his fan since 2014. He has worked a lot for the country. I think everyone would like to join the BJP,” Phogat told reporters at the BJP office.
The USA Gymnastics has been facing backlashes on how they are handling sexual-abuse cases in the aftermath of the Nassar verdict.
Fiona Kolbinger, 24, rode from Bulgaria to France in 10 days, two hours and 48 minutes to win the Transcontinental cycling race.