Olympics 2012 London

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  1. Sabir

    Sabir DFI TEAM Senior Member

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    Last time we won 1 gold and 2 bronze. We did well in CWG and Asian Games. Now all eyes are on London while our athelets are gearing up to improve last performance. I am confident this time we will win more than 10 medals and 3+ gold medals. here is my favourite sports persons who can make us proud-

    1)Mary Kom (Boxing)

    2)Vijendra Kumar (Boxing)

    3)Suranjoy Singh (Boxing)

    4)Sushil Kumar (wresling)

    5)Dipeeka Kumari (Archery)

    6)Tarundeep Rai (Archery)

    7)Aswini Akkunjee (400m H)

    8)Women Relay team (4*400m)

    9)Saina Nehwal (Badminton)

    10)Somdev-Bopanna (Tenis-doubles)

    11)Shooters- There are many who can bang on target. So not mentioning any particular name...

    What's your opinion?
     
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    where is Ronjon Sodhi?.
     
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    plugwater Elite Member Elite Member

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    I bet none of the above mentioned players will win any medals. Our favorites always screw up in main events.

    But i am confident that we ll win more medals than last Olympics but from unknown players.
     
  5. Syd

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    What about Hockey? When I was a young boy in Kenya ('50s and early '60s) we used to look forward to tours from the India and Pakistan hockey teams who dominated hockey. The Kenya team was also mostly players of Indian descent and usually came about fifth or sixth. I thought India was coming back into contention again.
     
  6. Sabir

    Sabir DFI TEAM Senior Member

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    I dont have much hope for India or Pakistan in hockey.....Australia and some European teams like Germany, the Netherlands, Spain etc have gone too far. If we have to compete with them we need to change our style. Fitness level need to be raised to their standard. Infrastructures too needed to be improved a lot.
     
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    Sabir DFI TEAM Senior Member

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    Here is a good news for those who keep tracks of Atheletics...


    OGQ support for hurdler Ashwini


    Asian Games 2010 women’s 400m hurdles champion, Ashwini Akkunji, is the latest addition to Olympic Gold Quest list of talented sportspersons to receive support with an eye on the London Olympics 2012. Specialised medical support and nutrition to meet her entire training requirements will be the focal point.

    CEO of Olympic Gold Quest, Viren Rasquinha, explained, “We believe that she has genuine potential to challenge for an Olympic medal in the women’s 400m Hurdles event. OGQ plans to help her with her entire training needs with focus on specialised medical support and nutrition,” Rasquinha said.

    The Karnataka athlete competes in women’s hurdles and is part of the Indian relay quartet.

    “Ashwini has improved by leaps and bounds. Her built and running style are perfectly suited to the 400m hurdles event. We are delighted to have her as part of the OGQ program,” Rasquinha said.

    Ashwini, 23, from Siddapura, Udupi district, attracted attention last year with a stunning display in the 400m hurdles at the Asian Games 2010, clocking a personal best 56.15 seconds against top-class international competition. China’s Wang Xing (56.76s) and Japan's Satomi Kubokokura (56.83s) finished behind her for the silver and bronze.

    The lean runner won the 400m relay gold medals in the CWG 2010, New Delhi and 2010 Asian Games, Guangzhou. Ashwini said: “The last seven-eight months have been like a dream for me after winning gold at the CWG and the Asian Games. I’m grateful to all the girls in the 4x400m team, our coach Yuri, the AFI and Sports Ministry.”

    She added: “OGQ support has arrived at the perfect time as my preparations for the Olympics 2012 have begun. I am pleasantly surprised at the pace at which OGQ moved to get specialised treatment for my injured wrist and to get procure nutritional supplements not available in India.”

    Olympic Gold Quest is a Not For Profit Foundation that supports the training and preparation of 25 sportspersons across four individual Olympic sports (badminton, boxing, shooting and athletics), as part of the mission to help Indian athletes win Olympic gold medals.

    OGQ’s Board of Directors comprises of Geet Sethi (eight-times World Billiards Champion, Khel Ratna and Padmashree awardee), Prakash Padukone (All England Champion and Padmashree Awardee), Leander Paes (12-times Grand Slam Champion), Viswanathan Anand (four-time World Chess Champion), Niraj Bajaj (four-time National Table Tennis Champion, Arjuna Awardee and Chairman, Bajaj Group of Companies).

    Others on the board include R Ramaraj (Senior Adviser, Sequoia Capital India), Shitin Desai (Vice Chairman, DSP Merrill Lynch), Rakesh Khanna (Founding Partner, Ambit RSM), Neeraj Bharadwaj (Managing Director, Accel Partners) and Deepika Padukone (Actor).

    The Hindu : Sport / Athletics : OGQ support for hurdler Ashwini
     
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    India's Olympic prospect Deepika Kumari won her first World Cup individual recurve gold medal on Saturday at Antalya, Turkey.

    She beat Korea's Lee Sung Jin by six set points to four in the final of the Stage 2 of the championship.

    According to information received in Kolkata, teenager Deepika won the second set (29-27), third (27-26) and the fifth (28-27) while losing the first (27-30) and the fourth (27-29).

    Deepika, who has already qualified for London Olympics, is the current junior world champion and a gold medallist at the Delhi Commonwealth Games. She had also won the Cadet World Title in 2009.

    Archery Association of India chief and Indian Olympic Association acting president Vijay Kumar Malhotra congratulated Deepika on her win on Saturday.

    "Beating a Korea in the final is a great achievement. It's another feather in her cap. I hope she does well in the Olympics," Malhotra said.
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    Indian archer Deepika Kumari wins World Cup title - Sport - DNA
     
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    Big hopes on Susheel Kumar & our boxers. Best of Luck to them. Bronze to ayenga atleast.
     
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    trackwhack Tihar Jail Banned

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    im worried about most of our wrestlers being second gen. they were young and fresh last olympics.
     
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    No big expectation. Indian player start their preparation 3 months before Olympics. You can not win medals like that. chinis on the other hand doing preparation for years
     
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    What happened to the drama of Dow Chemicals and Bhopal and the British refusing to back down.

    We are fielding a team?

    What has Maken to say now?
     
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    They have decided to go. Gotta get behind the team.
     
  15. Sabir

    Sabir DFI TEAM Senior Member

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    Suranjoy has not qualified. But young Shiva Thapa and L Debendra can surprise every one. Yesterday Shiva Thapa lost to the Cuban Boxer (Gold Medalist in IABA Championship) 48-49 on recount after tieing 16-16 ; matching the formidable oppponent punch to punch.

    The women atheletes are entrangled in dope scandal. Otherwise I have high hope for Aswini.

    Indian Hockey team can make some upsets. Though the lost to Australia, GB and Germany but they fought well in last two matches. It's proven once they are familiar with new blue turf, they are capable of take on stronger teams.

    Sura
     
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    Interesting topic, so mark my position here and now:)

    There seems to be an correlation between economic advancing and Olympic medal counts, as we have observed what Japan, S. Korea and China did in the previous games. Now it should be India's turn. Let's watch.
     
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    trackwhack Tihar Jail Banned

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    Yes, economic power translates to sporting strength. But India is unlikely to get into double digit medals before 2016.
     
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    2016 is only two games away, and Olympic games is real, not something like pissing-contest we are so used to over this forum:), well it may turn out to be another pissing-contest, who knows. Anyway, good luck.
     
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    all true. I think we will win close to half a dozen medals in 2012 and that should double by 2016. I am putting this down to the way things have started changing for indian atheletes, from remuneration to training facilities
     
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    Mary Kom loses in World Championships, Olympic berth in balance

    Qinhuangdao, China: Indian woman boxer MC Mary Kom's Olympic ticket will be decided by fate now after she lost in the quarter-finals of the World Championships to world number two Nicola Adams on Wednesday.

    The five-time world champion will return empty-handed on the medal front for the first time since the event's inception in 2001, but she still has a chance of getting a London berth if Adams goes on to win her semi-final bout.

    Women's boxing will make its Olympic debut in three weight categories in London - 51kg, 60kg and 75kg. Asia has two slots in the 51kg division and one of them has already been taken by Asian Games gold medalist Ren Cancan of China.

    Mary and North Korea's Hye Kim have ended up on the losing side in the quarter-finals and their respective opponents - Adams of England and Elena Savelyeva of Russia - will be facing off in the semis now. The winner of the bout will decide which among Mary Kom or Kim goes through to the Olympics.
    The 29-year-old Manipuri went down 11-13 in a fiercely-contested battle in which she was tied with Adams on points in two of the four rounds. Mary Kom conceded a point's lead each in the first and third round, however, which ultimately proved decisive in the bout.

    "I gave my best but still lost, what can I say? I don't know if I have a chance or not. I don't want to think about it," a dejected Mary Kom told PTI after her bout. "It's difficult, I have to rely on luck, which is not what I wanted to do. I wanted to win it all by myself."

    Both Mary Kom and L Sarita Devi (60kg) are in the same boat and will know if they have got the Olympic berth only after the semi-final stage.

    There was some good news for India in the non-Olympic categories as Kavita assured herself of a medal by advancing to the +81kg division semi-finals. She beat Turkey's Semsi Yarali 15-14 to make the medal round.

    But there was disappointment elsewhere as Pinki Jangra (48kg) went down to world number two Svetlana Gnevanova of Russia 11-13.

    In the 81kg division, former world champion RL Jenny lost 11-18 to Hungary's Timea Nagy.

    In the 64kg category, Meena Rani lost to American Mikaela Mayer 10-27.
     

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