The Power-puff girls of India

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    The Power-puff girls of India
    Indian women have never had it so good in the sporting arena.



    India's rise to the number two position in the final medals tally was fuelled by our women sport stars. And it was fitting that one of India's most talented sporting icon, Saina Nehwal, played a big part in winning that crucial gold which took India past England in the medals table.

    Saina saved a match point and rallied brilliantly, from being one game down to win the CWG badminton singles final. She flitted from section of the court to another; bending low to produce a stunning pick up shot or throwing her weight behind a powerful smash. Even after being a game down, Saina fought back with vengeance to script history for India. Saina's never-say-die attitude was a fair reflection of the steely resolve that our female stars carried onto the various competitions that they took part in.



    Krishna Poonia was another sportsperson who produced a show-stopper performance at the CWG. Poonia's gold medal in Discus Throw was the first time India won the top honours in Athletics in 52 years. Women stars made their mark in almost all fields, including weightlifting, shooting, badminton, wrestling, table-tennis, and athletics.

    Years after this Delhi CWG, the performance of our women sport stars will resonate in the history of Indian sport. Apart from the women's hockey team, Indian sportspersons showed their clout in various sporting disciplines. Of the 101 medals, including 38 gold, won by India, women sportspersons bagged 22 medals, including 13 gold, 11 silver and 12 bronze.
     
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    Let's first take a look at the female sport stars who won a gold medal at the 2010 Commonwealth games.


     
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    The table below shows the silver medals won by women sportspersons.


     
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    As the tables confirm, Indian women have ruled the roost this time. In fact they have bettered their medals records, since the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne. India won a total of 50 medals in 2006. Out of the overall 22 gold medals, Indian women contributed with just 7 medals. Take a look at the performance of Indian women at the Melbourne CWG.


    So, which is the magic potion that our women sport stars have taken spoonfuls of? Kiran Bedi, the country's first woman IPS officer, has an answer to our question.
    "Despite the government's inadequacies, these players have emerged winners. The credit goes to their determined families and the coaches training them. Totally proud of them," Bedi says.

    Bedi's reasoning is seconded by social activist Nafisa Ali. "Women athletes prepared brilliantly and their coaches and families worked hard too. The youth of this country should be inspired by their success."
     
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    Nice to see women excelling in sports.:emot112:

    Liked the relay race.
     
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    A bagful of medals not only means that our women stars are the toast of the nation, it also heralds them as a source of inspiration for budding female athletes. Ranjana Kumari, director of the Centre for Social Research, very rightly says, "We are very proud of them and their efforts. They have become role models for many young girls. Their success is an inspiration and a proof that if girls are given a chance, they can shine too."

    In Shah Rukh Khan's Chak de India, there comes a scene where a top official from men's hockey sneeringly remarks that girls are only fit for kitchen work. This typical Indian mentality, slowly and steadily has started to change. India's breathtaking display in Delhi CWG will only make sure that the attitude is dumped into the gutters.
     
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    Women commandos for CWG security


    The first women police battalion from Nagaland is providing security at venues of the ongoing Commonwealth Games 2010. Around 600 women personnel are patrolling the streets and ensuring maximum security for the mega-sporting event. They are a part of the Indian reserve battalions, formed exclusively for Games duty and will be based in Delhi till October 15.
     
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    someone please translate this south indian language i think tamil.....



    MA Prajusha, who got silver in women's long jump @cwg, thanked all those who prayed for her success.
     
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    Poulomi Ghatak & Shamini Kumaresan won silver in Table Tennis
     
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    INDIAN GIRL power....................... we salute you.
     
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    This is fine Hit Aussies where it hurts.press their raw nerve in sporting event like india does in cricket..Poornia must not tempt to stupid challenge of the aussie.if she was so good she would have partici[pated in delhi.Let her come to india and compete first.

    Samuels to meet Indian champion in showdown

    Daniel Lane
    October 17, 2010
    AUSTRALIA'S Dani Samuels will challenge Commonwealth Games discus champion Krishna Poonia to a lucrative winner-takes-all contest.

    The challenge follows Poonia's pre-Games insinuation that Samuels's ''poor form'' was the real reason the world champion did not compete at Delhi.

    Samuels's concerns about her health and safety were behind her decision to withdraw, but Poonia told Indian reporters the Australian hadn't performed well during the European summer.

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    While her comments were dismissed by Samuels's coach Denis Knowles as a misrepresentation, Poonia laid the foundation for a battle royale. The event would be tailor-made for Indian television as a result of Poonia's new-found star status after she won her country's first Commonwealth Games athletics gold medal in 52 years.

    ''It could be enormous,'' said Samuels's manager, Hayden Knowles. ''It could be like a boxing match. The Indian girl started it in the press, the Australian wants quality competition. The great thing is there's no need to generate hype, it's there and it's real.

    ''A sponsor has offered $20,000 winner-takes-all, making it the biggest cash prize for a discus event in the world. The prestigious Diamond League offers $10,000 prizemoney, well we've doubled that to give Poonia her shot at the champ.''

    Knowles said Samuels did not regret her decision to withdraw from the Games, and added her support crew stood behind her choice.

    ''However, Poonia heated things up by basically bagging Dani to a billion Indians,'' Knowles said. ''Dani has said nothing to suggest she disrespects the Indian girl, indeed she's maintaining the same integrity, honesty and grace she displayed when she announced the tough decision to not compete in the Commonwealth Games.

    ''While Poonia would be guaranteed the same star treatment Usain Bolt enjoyed while he was here for us at last month's All Stars, Poonia's comments offended a sponsor to the extent he's offered big money to bring her here.''

    Knowles said Sydney Olympic Park's world-class athletic centre would host the event and he would appoint an agent to secure Indian television coverage of the duel.

    Poonia's throw of 61.51 metres not only made her the first Indian track-and-field athlete to win a Commonwealth gold medal in more than half a century but it allowed India a rare clean sweep in a major athletics event, with Harwant Kaur and Seema Antil taking the minor placings.
     

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