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Category: Athletes

Usain Bolt-Rags to rapid riches (Part I)

Have you been so successful not just to own the spotlight but adorn it like it’s your birthright? Naysayers are usually irked at such high levels of confidence. However, for the yellow speedster being a little shy is not an option. Unless, it is the world record time of a track event. On hindsight, yellow…
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Top Medal Prospects for India in Tokyo Olympics

The 2020 Olympics is nearing and the heat to look into promising candidates is spreading far and wide throughout the nation. While the expectations remain high on the achievements of Indian athletes, the focus has currently been shifted to perform a study among some of the top Indian athletes who would essentially be the Olympic…
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Trends in Indian Athletics

5 trends in Indian athletics that need to be changed

“Run, Pheidippides run!” One of the oldest stories on athletics dates back to the BC when the marathon races originated. However, this a story far from home. Closer to home, Indian athletics too have few stories attached their portfolio. But the negative side is, they are few. Homecoming of Indian athletes is often melancholic. However,…
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The Invisible Struggle : Mental Health and Sports

Imagine a common scenario, two athletes on the bench. One struggling with depression, and one recovering from surgery to repair a ruptured ligament. Which seems more severe? Glaring social stigma points to the athlete with the physical injury. But mental illnesses are just as detrimental to performance.The issue of mental health is often stigmatized and…
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Dealing with Bullying in Sports

Bullying is a growing problem in sport and performance settings. Bullying falls under the umbrella of “athlete maltreatment,” which includes any form of harm and all relationships where harm could occur in sport and performance. It is a common and serious problem rooted in a complex interplay of micro- and macro level dynamics. All parties…
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PATANG league : First edition comes to a close

Mundgod, February 4: The pilot edition of the PATANG league concluded successfully with Coach Ganesh’s team from Dharwad leading the points table. Organized by Bridges of Sports Foundation, the final league of the season saw more than 150 young participants who toiled through the hot, humid weather to gather points for their respective teams. The…
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Indian Athletes

The grim reality of Indian Sports

When it comes to sports, India sure punches well below its weight. To put India’s sports performance in context, Michael Phelps has won as many Olympic medals on his own as Team India has managed since 1900. Besides other factors, one of the major reasons is the lack of a sporting culture. Most of the…
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Shaping the future of sports with science and technology

The Olympic motto-“hendiatris Citius, Altius, Fortius” which means “Faster, Higher, Stronger” has been fulfilled by athletes rapidly. The winner of the 2016 Olympic Marathon ran 2:08:01. Had he been racing against the winner of the 1904 Olympic Marathon who ran 3:28:53, he would have won by nearly an hour and a half. So what’s really…
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Khelo India Youth Games : Maharashtra continues to dominate

The second edition of Khelo India School Games rechristened as Khelo India Youth Games is being held at Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex in Pune, Maharashtra. The athletic event was held from 10th to 13th January 2019. The event saw neck to neck competition with a great sense of sportsmanship among the athletes. UNDER-21 The…
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Women In Sports : Inching towards equality

  Sportswomen around the globe have risen much above the idea of gender inequality ever since they’ve made their mark in the traditionally patriarchal and overwhelmingly male bastion of sports and athletics.Their journey has not been easy, over the years they have gotten through boundaries, records and the dire lack of systemic support along the…
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