It was a great week for Indian Badminton as all the top players achieved their career best rankings: Saina is #2, Kashyap #10 and Sindhu #16.
Vijay Kumar lived upto his reputation by clinching gold in 25 mtr Rapid Fire Pistol event in the 56th National Shooting Championship in Delhi.
Annu Raj Singh won silver in 10 mtr Air Pistol (Women) event and Sanjeev Rajput won silver in 50 mtr Rifle 3 Position (Men) event in the 56th National Shooting Championship in Delhi.
OGQ Junior Scholorship shooter Akhil Sheoran won gold in 10 mtr Air Rifle (Junior) and Champions of Champion event while Malaika Goel won silver in 10 mtr Air Pistol (Junior) event in the 56th National Shooting Championship in Delhi.
Kashyap wins the Indian Open Grandprix defeating Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk of Thailand in the final 21-19, 14-21, 21-17. Sindhu finished runner-up in the Women’s Singles.
P. Kashyap lived up to the expectations by winning the National Badminton Championships in Srinagar. Kashyap beat Ajay Jayaram in straight games to win his first national title .
Olympic Gold Quest took another step towards its Vision 2020 Olympics. OGQ baddy players Lakshya Sen, Kartikey, and Rahul; training at the Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy are attending a one month training in Indonesia. They will train with the best and also get vital insights on physical fitness.
14 year old Malaika Goel won gold at the 2nd Gun For Glory shooting Championships in Pune. Malaika incredible covered a 7 point deficit to beat many fancied top senior shooters in the 10m Air Pistol event.
London Olympics silver medallist, Shooter Vijay Kumar has added another feather to his cap as he achieved the world number 2 ranking in the latest list issued by the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF).
It was a historic day for India as Vikas Gowda qualified for the finals of Discus Throw event by throwing 65.20m. The finals take place on Wednesday.
5 times World champion Mary Kom stormed into the semi finals of the 51kg event in Boxing with a convincing 15-6 win over Maroua Rahali of Tunisia. She has already secured a medal for India and now just two step away from Gold.
'Pocket Dynamo' L. Devendro Singh stormed into the quarterfinals with a superb 16-11 thrashing of Serdamba P. of Mongolia
Ace Badminton player P.Kashyap produced a herculean effort to reach the quarter finals at London 2012. He does became the first male Indian badminton player to go so far in Olympics. He gave a tough time to number 1 seed Lee Chong before bowing out in the Quarters.
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5 time World Champion M.C. Marykom won the Asian Boxing Championship held in Mongolia in the 51 kgs category beating Ren Can Can of China 16-8 in the final.
Saina Nehwal successfully defends the Swiss Open title by comprehensively beating World#2 Shixian Wang of China 21-19 21-16.
P.V. Sindhu and Sai Praneeth stormed into the semi-finals of the 76th National Badminton Championships. Sindhu will take on #4 seed Aditi mutatkar, while Praneeth will play against Anand Pawar of Mumbai.
Annu Raj Singh wins BRONZE in 10m Air Pistol at the Asian Championships in Doha.
10 Years old Lakshya Sen won Gold in U13 category at the All India Sub-Junior Major Ranking Badminton Tournament at Vijaywada. He also won the doubles title.
India had its best medals tally ever at the 2008 Olympic Games. The entire country is hoping that it will better the count in 2012
P.V. Sindhu and Guru Saidutt stormed into the semi-finals of the Tata Open International Badminton Challenge. Sindhu will take on #3 seed Tsz Chan of Hong Kong, while Guru will play against Shesar Hiren of Indonesia in the semi-finals.
10 Years old Lakshya Sen finished as Runner-up in the Under-13 National Badminton Championship in New Delhi. He lost to seed No.1 Siril Verma 17-21, 14-21 in the finals.
Shiva Thapa, supported by OGQ, won Gold Medal in Bantamweight category (56 KG) at the National Boxing Championships. He also won India Best Boxer Trophy It was his first Senior National.
Ace pistol shooter Omkar Singh shot brilliantly to win bronze medal in 10m Air Pistol at the Asian Air Gun Championships in Kuwait. He shot 581 to finish 4th in the qualifying round and then shot a brilliant 100.8 in the final round to win the bronze.
'Sensational Sindhu' defeated the No.1 seed and World No.11 Porntip Buranaprasertsuk of Thailand 21-14 15-21 21-13 in the semi-final of the Yonex Dutch Open 2011. She meets Jie Yao of Netherlands in the Finals.
Manoj Kumar became the first Indian Boxer to qualify for the London 2012 Olympics.He defeated Qing Hu of China 17:15 in the pre-quarters of the AIBA World Championships today in Baku.
Ace rifle shooter won gold in the 10m Air Rifle event at the Masters Shooting Championship in Pune with a score of 594. Omkar Singh won gold in the 50m Free Pistol event with a score of 560.
Suranjoy Singh (52kg) and Devendro Singh (49kg) scored convincing victories to move into the second round of AIBA World Boxing Championships in Baku. A quarterfinal finish will ensure London Olympics quota to them. Manoj Kumar will be in action on 30th September in the 64kg category.
Ace shooter Gagan Narang was conferred with country's highest sporting honour - Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award- at a glittering ceremony at the Rashtrapathi Bhawan.
Tejaswini Sawant, Suranjoy Singh, Rahul Banerjee and Vikas Gowda received the Arjuna Award for their exceptional achievements in 2010.
Men's Singles: Gurusai Dutt and Ajay Jayaram won the bronze medal.
Women's Singles: 16 year old P.V. Sindhu played brilliantly to reach the quarters.
India's ace sprinter Tintu Luka finished off her brief European Tour with 2 gold and 1 silver medal. Tintu won gold at the Folksam Grand Prix in Karlstad at Sweden and followed it up with one more gold at the Amsterdam Grand Prix. She then signed off with a silver medal finish at the Flanders Cuo in Belgium where she ran in her season best timing of 2:01.75 sec. She will now participate at the IAAF World Athletics Championship in Daegu at South Korea later this month.
Saina Nehwal lost to World No.3 Wang Xin of China by 15-21 10-21 in the quarterfinals of the World Badminton Championships at the Wembley Arena in London. Ajay Jayaram produced an impressive performance to reach the pre-quarters in the Men's Singles event. He upset 15th seed Kenichi Tago of Japan in straight sets 21-12 21-19 in the opening round and then put up a brave fight against 6th seed Jin Chen in the pre-quarters before losing 21-18 12-21 11-21. Meanwhile, P. Kashyap lost a close contest in the second round to 7th seed Tien Minh Nguyen 22-24 21-17 20-22 in an 81 min marathon match.
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