Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Indian wrestlers strike 1 more Gold Medal, 1 Silver, 2 Bronze

Indian wrestlers won 4 medals on October 6 at the 2010 Commonwealth Games:

Rajender Kumar won Gold in the 55kg Greco-Roman style wrestling category.
Manoj Kumar won Silver in the 84kg Greco-Roman style wrestling category.
Sunil Kumar won Bronze in the 66kg Greco-Roman style wrestling category.
Dharmender Dalal won Bronze in the 120kg Greco-Roman style wrestling category.

Indian wrestler Manoj Kumar declared winner

Wrestler Manoj Kumar's opponent Mohammas Inam did not turn up for the Greco-Roman 84 kg Men Qualifications quarterfinals event. After much waiting, Manoj Kumar was declared winner.

Indian wrestlers strike 3 Gold Medals at CWG 2010

Indian wrestlers made the country super proud by winning 3 Gold Medals at the Commonwealth Games 2010 wrestling championships.

Ravinder Singh won a Gold in the lowest-weight category of 60 kg.
Sanjay and Anil Kumar won a Gold medal each in 74 kg and 96 kg categories respectively.

CWG Men's Hockey: India beat Malaysia

Just 3 minutes before the hooter, India's Bharat Chikkara scored the crucial goal that helped India beat Malaysia 3-2 in the Men's Hockey Pool A match. Dhanjay Mahadik and Sandeep Singh scored the first 2 goals. Now, India will face Australia on 7th October.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Shooters Deepak Sharma, Omkar Singh win Silver Medal at CWG

Indian shooters Deepak Sharma and Omkar Singh have won a Silver Medal in 50 m Pistol event at Commonwealth Games 2010 on 5th October.


Shooters Anisa Syyed, Rahi Sarnobat win Gold

Indian shooters Anisa Syyed and Rahi Sarnobat have won a Gold Medal in 25m Standard Pistol Pairs event. 

Shooters Abhinav Bindra, Gagan Narang win Gold, create record at CWG

Indian shooters Abhinav Bindra and Gagan Narang have won Gold medal in Pairs 10m Air Rifle competition. In fact, they have created a Commonwealth Games record scoring 1193 points!

Abhinav Bindra and Gagan Narang are also going to participate in the 10m Air Rifle individual event to be held on October 6, 2010


Indian weightlifters Sukhen Dey, VS Rao win Silver, Bronze Medals

Indian men’s weightlifter Sukhen Dey won a Silver medal in the men's 56 kg weightlifting category at the Commonwealth Games 2010, on 4th October. Indian weightlifter VS Rao (Vellury Srinivasa Rao) won a Bronze medal in the same category. 

Amirul Hamizan Ibrahim of Malaysia won the Gold Medal.

Ngangbam Soniya Chanu, Sandhya Rani Devi win Silver, Bronze for India

Indian women weightlifters Ngangbam Soniya Chanu and Sandhya Rani Devi made the country proud at the Commonwealth Games 2010 on October 4, the first day of CWG. While Soniya Chanu won a Silver medal, Sandhya Rani got a Bronze in the 48 kg category of the weightlifting competition.

Ngangbam Soniya Chanu

Ngangbam Soniya Chanu, Augustina Nwaokolo, Sandhya Rani Devi

The Gold went to Nigeria’s Augustina Nwaokolo.

Image courtesy: The Hindu, K Ananthan, AFP,

Monday, October 4, 2010

Let's watch Commonwealth Games, spread the cheer

We spend hours watching cricket and soccer on television during the IPLs and the FIFAs. Now that the Commonwealth Games 2010 are being held in India, shouldn't we check out the various exciting games being held in our own country? It is one-of-its-kind experience to watch various sporting events during a span of few days. I watched the swimming competition a few minutes ago and it was such a treat while my eyes were focused on the Indian participants and my heart wished that they win.

C'mon guys, let us all cheer the various Indian athletes (ironically we don't even know the names of all the Indians participating, except the very few who won noteworthy medals in the recent past.)! Let our Facebook and Twitter updates be about the results of the Games, about our joys / disappointments when we win / lose a particular competition. Didn't we pour our hearts out with the controversies about CWG and Kalmadi spanning all our Facebook status updates? Weren't our lunchtime and commute time discussions all about the same? Now it's upon us to have the same, in fact, greater passion when it comes to the gaming event, the participants, the winners!

And then there are games like Lawn Bowls and Netball some of us have never heard of and we'd love to know more about. So this is your chance to catch up with the latest and the best in sporting events.

The Commonwealth Games 2010 are being telecast Live on Doordarshan sports channel and the DD News are constantly updating the results. And here's the schedule (dates and timings) on the CWG official website.

I'll try to update this site with the information about the various competitions and everything regarding the games. And I hope, we all will catch these together, right?

Monday, September 13, 2010

Indian Wrestler Sushil Kumar wins gold in World Wrestling Championship

aWrestler Sushil Kumar had won a bronze medal in Olympics. And now he's made India proud by winning a gold medal in the World Wrestling Championship in Moscow on 12th September. Here's more about it -
Sushil Kumar wins gold in World Wrestling Championship

Thursday, March 4, 2010

India's hockey matches against Spain, England and South Africa crucial

India lost against Australia 2-5 and for most of the Indian hockey fans, weirdly it was not a matter of surprise. Until now, India has played 2 matches and won 1. India is standing at 3 points while Australia and Netherlands are at 6 points each. Both Germany and Korea are at 4 points. Now India has three matches left before the semi finals and it is essential that the Indian hockey team makes a mark in each of these matches.

Here's the schedule for matches that India will play in the coming days:

Thursday 4th March: India vs Spain (Time: 8.35 pm IST)
Saturday 6th March: India vs England (Time: 8.35 pm IST)
Monday 8th March: India vs South Africa (Time: 8.35 pm IST) 

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Names of Indian players in Hockey World Cup 2010

Hockey World Cup 2010 (officially Hero Honda FIH World Cup Delhi 2010) is happening in India. While most of us focus on cricket, I think it's about time we look at other sports as well. After all, each Indian player, be in any sport, struggles to bring pride to the nation. So this blog post, and the upcoming few, will be my attempt to revive the spirit of the sport
REMEMBER: Field hockey is the national sport of India.

First thing's first - Know the Indian hockey team players:
  1. Adrian D'Souza (goalkeeper)     
  2. Sandeep Singh     
  3. Arjun Halappa     
  4. Prabhjot Singh     
  5. Sardar Singh     
  6. Gurwinder Singh Chandi     
  7. Deepak Thakur     
  8. Sarvanjit Singh     
  9. Gurbaj Singh     
  10. Tushar Khandker    
  11. Rajpal Singh (captain)     
  12. Sreejesh P. Raveendran (goalkeeper)     
  13. Shivendra Singh     
  14. Bharat     
  15. Dhananjay Mahadik     
  16. Vikram Pillay     
  17. Danish Mujtaba    
  18. Diwakar    
 Hockey World Cup 2010 duration: February 28 to March 13