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[Exclusive]: Meet Elavenil Valarivan – The World Champion Who Started Shooting to Control Her Anger!

  In the recently concluded International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF) Junior World Cup in Sydney, India’s young shooter Elavenil Valarivan clinched gold in the women’s 10m Air Rifle event. The 18-year old not just won the individual and team gold medal, but also notched up the world record qualification score of 631.4. We had the privilege to Read More…

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Commonwealth Games 2018 Will Be the Most Gender Equal Major Multi-sports Event in History

  The Commonwealth Games Federation has announced that the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast will be the most gender equal multi-sports event in history. This year’s Commonwealth Games will have an exactly equal number of medal opportunities for men and women: 133 Women’s events; 133 Men’s events; 9 Mixed/Open events. And that is not all, Read More…

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Elavenil Valarivan Helps India Shine like a Star at the Junior World Cup. Wins Gold

  India’s young shooter Elavenil Valarivan has clinched gold in the women’s 10m Air Rifle event at the International Shooting Sports Federation Junior World Cup in Sydney. The 18-year-old shot a new World Record score of 631.4 during her qualification round, beating the previous record by her fellow Indian Mehuli Ghosh, who had scored 629.1 just two weeks Read More…

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Adventurist “Flying Bird” Shital Mahajan is a multi (world) record holder!

In a society where “women can’t do this” is still a prevalent viewpoint, Shital Mahajan was determined to shift the paradigm… Shital Mahajan was introduced to skydiving, in 2002, through her brother’s friend who was an Air Force officer. She learned the basics of the sport from him and being allured by skydiving she decided Read More…

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The Inspirational Story of India’s Boxing Queen: “Magnificent Mary” Kom

  MC Mary Kom needs no introduction. With five world titles, three Asian titles and eleven national titles under her belt, MC Mary Kom or “Magnificent Mary” (as described by AIBA, the International Boxing Association) is proof enough that impossible is nothing. Mangte Chungneijang Mary Kom was born into a poor Manipuri family. Despite a Read More…