P T Usha: The Golden Girl of Indian Athletics

Name: Pilavullakandi Thekkeparambil Usha

Nick Name: Payyoli Express

Date of Birth: June 27, 1964

City: Kozhikode, Kerala

Top Achievement: Usha lost the bronze medal by 1/100th of a second at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics.

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Anju Bobby George: India’s jewel in long jump

  • Name: Anju Bobby George
  • Date of Birth: 19 April 1977
  • City: Kerala
  • Top Achievement: First Indian athlete ever to win a medal in a World Championships in Athletics
  • Trivia: She is married to Bobby George who is a former national champion in Triple jump.

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P V Sindhu: The future of World Badminton

Name: Pusarla Venkata Sindhu

Date of Birth: 5 July 1995

City: Hyderabad

Top Achievement: Sindhu became the first ever Indian woman to win a medal in singles at the World Championships in badminton.

 Trivia: Her father is an Arjuna award winning former volleyball player Continue reading “P V Sindhu: The future of World Badminton”

Deepika Kumari: Making a mark in the archery world

  • Name: Deepika Kumari
  • Date of Birth: 13 June, 1994
  • City: Ranchi
  • Top Achievement: First Indian woman to reach World No.1 in archery
  • Trivia: Deepika never used to miss the target while aiming for mangoes with stones in her childhood.

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