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Messi becomes the first team-player to win World Sportsman of the year

In 2020 Laureus Sports awards, the ‘World Sportsman of the year’ award was bagged jointly by British Formula one racer Lewis Hamilton and Football icon Lionel Messi. The Argentinean footballer Messi has become the first team-player to win the coveted award. Also, in the 20-year history of the global award, this is the first time ..


Indian race walker Bhawana Jat qualified for Tokyo Olympic Games

Bhawana Jat is a top-rated female race walker of India. She was seen in news recently as she was qualified for the Tokyo Olympics Games in 20km Race-Walk event. The 24-year-old Race walker from Rajasthan was declared as qualified, after she set a new national record at the seventh National Race Walk Championships, held in Ranchi. ..


Mirabai Chanu sets new national record in National Weightlifting Championships

Ace Indian weightlifter, Mirabai Chanu set a new national record in the National Weightlifting Championships in Kolkata, by improving her previous record. The former world champion and common wealth gold medalist belongs to the state of Manipur. Mirabai lifted a total of 203kg to win the 49kg gold, which was better than her previous best- ..


Pinky Karmakar will be Indian ‘torch bearer’ at London Olympics

Pinky Karmakar, a 17 year old girl and a student of class X from a remote tea garden in Assam will be among India’s ‘torch bearer’ at the London Olympics. She will represent India among 20 countries at the Olympic torch relay in Nottinghamshire on June 28, 2012.  Her father is a painter and her ..



Asian Indoor Games : Memorable Points

The Asian Indoor Games are held every two years among athletes representing countries from Asia. The games are regulated by the Olympic Council of Asia. The first games were held in 2005 in Bangkok, Thailand. In 2013 these games will combine with Asian Martial Arts Games, merging into one event being held every four years. ..