Great achievements of India in sports (Part 1)

India is a sport nation. People consider that athletes play an important role to create physical culture as well traditional belief for their nation. Because the glory of sport can be spreading to other positive thinking in their mindset and lifestyle. Therefore, the Indian respect all sports and all events they are present.

In this article, we will discover stories and achievements about sports in India. It’s a good way to understand more about this special country.

1, the Asian Games in 1951

After the Second World War, Asian countries became close, free and friendly each other. They co-operated in many fields to create strong Asia businesses, compared with other continents.

So, idea to establish some sport events to connect people closer. As a good result, the first Asian game was held in 1951 at New Delhi, India. India played the host country for this event, then opened other next games at Asia.

This event marked an important meaning in the cooperation about sports venture as well other fields in Asia. Finally, this event was successful as expectations and continues to be held in the current period.

2, Olympics in Helsinki 1952

Before the Second World War, Olympics was considered as the biggest sport event in the world. Therefore, receiving any medal in this festival was great and wonderful.

Shri Khashaba Jadhav represented India to join the wrestling game in 1948 and 1952. He was under pressure to bring victory for his nation.

As a good result, he was excellent in the Olympics 1952 at Helsinki to bring the bronze Medal. If he had a little extra luck, maybe he could go to the finals to pick up the golden medal. However, this achievement was surprising and happy for any India. Because this was the first time one Indian athlete can reach one medal in the Olympics.

Top the most popular sports in India

India is a sport nation when outside activities and sports activities are taken place usually, even daily as good lifestyle.

To discover more about culture in this country, we share top the greatest sports as reference for anyone loving and having real experience at there.

6/ Tennis

Tennis is favorited by many nations in the world, including India. Many people follow tennis programs as daily habit.

Though Indian has not much high achievements in international competition, especially the singles circuit, they still own some stars for doubles players being Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi. They have ever reached some highest rewards of Grand Slam.

The fact, two couple become older with passing season whereas the India are facing a shortage of newly experienced players.

To attack more viewership as well make a good environment for practice, this country releases the International Premier Tennis League (IPT) since 2014. This tournament comprises four teams from Asia such as Indian, Japan, Singapore and UAE. With success and frame, it is inspired for other tennis leagues from other nations.

7/ Wrestling

Wresting is famous and popular at rural, like kabaddi. It is considered as a traditional game of this area. Although professional wresting differs from traditional wresting at rural, the basic rules and regulations remain similar. 

Through traditional Indian wresting, people can explore more beauty and meaning of culture as well custom in the rural.

The truth that Indian wresting make impressive at the international stage when athletes bring a lot of medals and rewards. For example, in Olympics 2008 at Beijing, China, Sushil Kumar got 2 medals. This was the Olympic event with the most successful of this athlete.

Furthermore, wresting is still famous and successful in some box-office hits which contributes popularity and spirit of the Indian, like Sultan and Dangal.

Top the most popular sports in India

India is a rich nation with achievements and successes in sport. They love sports and play it in daily life. Furthermore, India also contribute to the big number of pro players and stars for the international sport history.

When you visit India, you should discover some popular sports at there. It’s a good way to access culture and tradition of the local fastest.

In this article, we share top the most popular sports at India as reference for your trip. Coming back the last article, we refer to cricket and football as two greatest sports in India.

3/ Field Hockey

Field Hockey is the national sport when we talk about sports in India. They always are confident about achievements of field hockey in the international tournament like Olympics. They have ever reached many achievements and gold.

Besides the professional competitions, the Indian people usually host amateur leagues as a way for entertainment. Any walk of life can join the field hockey in anywhere they like. 

4/ Kabaddi

Kabaddi is a traditional sport in India which has been returned to recent years.

Nowadays, the local host the Premier League (KPL) annually. After IPL, KPL is the second popular league at there. It is played at almost rural areas. This sport is also received a huge number of sponsors throughout cities.

Nowadays, kabaddi is being spread with many new viewers and players. 

5/ Badminton

Badminton is an interesting sport in the general public but it has not appeared as a favorite game. However, badminton has become a favorite sport in India. Many athletes reach achievements in the international stage through tournaments.

Furthermore, badminton is also a daily game for the Indian. Many people choose to play badminton to keep health, fitness and lose weight. Because the rule of game is simple, almost people can join it after some simple instructions.

Top the most popular sports in India

Sport is one of the most meaningful social activities to unite all people in a common sporting event. Maybe they are different about religion, but they will have the same feeling to cheer up a sport match. It’s sport to connect them closer and closer.

In this article, we share top the most popular sports in the daily life in India. The ranking is collected opinion and survey from many Indian people through the nation. However, you should remember that popularity is not the same as indicative performance of pro athletes in international tournaments. The fact that, there are some sports dominating but they are not strength of India.

Following this article to understand more detail about this ranking.

1/ Cricket

Cricket is the most popular game in India. The popularity of cricket is also compared with interest in football of any other nations like the UK, Brazil. Almost Indian are proud of achievements in cricket at the international competitions. Furthermore, they also like playing cricket with team as a daily habit.

To push this game to access to more players, the Government approve to broadcast all cricket tournaments by telecasted as well sporting channels.

Since the World Cup in 1983, India has competed to the top prize in all international cricket. Someone calls that it’s era of the Indian. We can list some famous players in cricket like Sachin Tendulkar, Anil Kumble, Rahul Dravid and more.

2/ Football

Football is the second popular sport in India. According to survey, 80% the local watch big football matches through television or internet. The former FIFA president also is from India called Sepp Blatter.

The Indian national team is ranked on top 100 the best football teams in the world. This achievements make more opportunities for the European clubs to transfer and purchase Indian footballers to their teams for the Premier League.

Top the most famous athletes in India

Sports play an important role in growth of India. They focus on building up some sports in high ranking and high titles in a few international competitions. It’s good when they also own many talented athletes who have records in the global all the time.

In this article, we share top the most famous players with series of success and achievement in India. Following it if you care sport industry in this nation.

In the previous article, we have ever referred to some names like Sania Mirza, Saina Nehwal. Now we continue to update our ranking as the below.

6/ Mithali Raj

Mithali Dorai Raj is a cricketer in the Indian women cricket team. She is a former as a captain in Test and ODI.

She is considered as one of the greatest women in cricket all the time due to her performance and contribution for cricket in the world. she is excellent in running ability to chase with components. She always has strong power to get winning.

One record is reminded for her when she already surpasses 6,000 in one WODIs. Even she is the first women can reach goal within 50s in one ODIs. The fact that she keeps many international records for WODIs and ODIs.

 7/ Milkha Singh

Milkha Singh is a former of track and field sprinter. He is well known with a nickname as the Flying Sikh. The fact that his talent is famous in the legend nationally.

When he is the Indian army, he is recommended to join track and field sprinter. After practice process, he has made many achievements. For example, he reaches gold medals in 1958 and 1962 at the Asian games. In addition, he also becomes the first man in India reach one gold medal at the Commonwealth games. All the Indian feels proud of him.

Top the most famous athletes in India

We continue to discuss sports industry in India through top the most famous athletes ranking. In general, there are some legends in India who represent other various international sports.

3/ Sania Mirza

Sania Mirza is a Indian professional tennis player. She is not only famous in India but also a professional player in the world. We know her as a former no.1 in the double discipline in the world.

During her career until retirement since 2013, she has got 6 titles for Grand Slam. She has been ever ranked as the No. 1 tennis player in India by WTA. Furthermore, she has also been considered as the most successful female player in tennis with high-salary and high-profile in India.

All the Indian people are proud of legend Sania when referring to tennis.

4/ Pilavullakandi Thekkeparambil Usha (PT Usha)

PT Usha is a former track and field athlete. She has closed with Indian running career since 1979.

During her career, she was praised as the Queen of track and field in India because she contributed list achievements for this sport. She was the first female athlete in national team to meet in the finals of Olympic event in 1980. It was a little bitter when she only missed the gold medal in 0.01 seconds. Besides it, she also broke many international records like running 4×100 meters in Asian championships in 1998.

Finally, she had total 100 medals with her name.

5/ Saina Nehwal

Saina Nehwal is an Indian professional badminton player in single form. In her badminton career, she was voted for the no. 1 in the international ranking. She was the second female in India to reach this record in badminton, after Prakash Padukone. She represented the national badminton to join three times in the Olympics. The highest achievement was a bronze medal

Top the most famous athletes in India

India is well-known as valuable gems to the world for other major. If Mahatma Gandhi or Nehru are great leader to contribute development of our human, or Kalam, Swami are visionaries. In sports, they have also legendary to make impressive records for human’s history.

In this article, we will share top the most famous athletes in legends to represent this nation to be proud before other nations.

 1/ Viral Kohli

Virat Kohli has a nickname as Chikoo who is a present caption of the India national cricket team since 2013. In general, cricket is considered as one of the most popular sports for people. Therefore, Virat is usually famous for almost the local as the best batsmen. Even his talent is recognized by other international fans.

Beside playing for the national team, he also plays for the Royal Challenge Bangalore. He has reached series of achievement during his career. It includes one record for the fastest cricketer in ODIs with 52 balls, the fastest for 1000 runs in ODIs. He also joins some international races. He ranks the third position for the cricket with reaching 5,000 runs.

Now his dream has been overcome competitions with other to reach winning for the upcoming World cup.

2/ Sunil Gavaskar

He is a former Indian national cricketer from 1970s to 1980s. This time is enough to understand and discover records from this player. He is also well-knowns as the best opening in cricket history.

When referring to cricket record, we can’t miss Gavaskar records, including list of national and international achievements. For example, he has the most Test for many times by any batsman. These records should be maintained during many years until he has been broken by another opponent in 2005. In general, Gavaskar is granted as hero of India about sports.

The first Indian athlete to be the champion of world badminton

As the first Indian to become the world badminton champion, PV Sindhu is a name along with compatriot Saina Nehwal who is responsible for the growing stature of the sport. Her victory for the silver medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics and her gold feats at the 2019 World Championship confirmed her dominance of the sport, thereby turning her into a great product for Indian badminton.

With five incredible world championship medals, Sindhu is another well-deserved name trained Under Pullela Gopichand and have received titles since then.

Sindhu commanded the game which was her forte even at the age of 10 saw her become the first Indian to win two back medals in the BWF World Badminton Championships, young female individual India’s first and first to win the Olympic gold medal, the first Indian to win the BWF world tournament final and also the silver medalist at the women’s single badminton event at the Asian Games event 2018.

Saina Nehwal

The first Indian badminton player to win an Olympic medal marked the jewel in the crown of famous badminton player Saina Nehwal. Most notably are the most famous badminton players in the country, who are very similar to Prakash Padukone, who helped increase the women’s presence in the sport, Nehwal first named her.

The first and only Indian woman to achieve world No. 1, the first Indian to reach the final of the BWF World Championship, the first and only Indian to win the World Championship. About BWF, the first Indian to win the Super Series title is also the first Indian to win two singles gold medals at the Commonwealth Olympics, Saina’s exploitation in badminton is unparalleled. .

Nehwal also represented India in three versions of the Olympics while being the first and only Indian to win at least one medal in each important BWF individual event with a metal at the World Olympics and BWF World Championships. With another legend of the game Pullela Gopichand as her mentor, Nehwal is not only one of the famous names in badminton in India, she is also one of the successful Indian badminton players ever.

The success of Indian athlete Prakash Padukone

From revising the old standards to setting newer standards, from being inspired to become its own inspiration, the badminton of India has come a long way with many achievement.

A series of Indian badminton players have long been a notable presence in the world stage, and continue to expand to new heights in the same. Prakash Padukone is one of them.

Prakash Padukone

Undoubtedly, the name continues to pursue badminton in India, Prakash Padukone is one of the most recognizable players in the sport. As the first Indian to win the English Open Badminton Championships across the country, Padukone was also the first from this country to become the numero uno in international sport.

For Ramesh Padukone’s father, Mysore’s Badminton Association Secretary, badminton is a natural name for a young Prakash. His dedication to the sport means that, as a child, Padukone won trophies at the Karnataka State Youth League.

With constant success at the national circuit in both the youth and senior categories, Padukone paved the way for greater international recognition as he put India on the map in the global badminton sector.

At the Commonwealth games of 1978, Padukone won the men’s singles gold medal while claiming the Danish Open and the Swedish Open a few years later. The year 1980 was undoubtedly the year of the legendary Prakash Padukone, a stance strengthened with his success in the English Championship.

At the oldest and most prestigious badminton tournament in the world, Padukone wrote the historical script by declaring the title of the men’s singles. After that, it was all about Padukone asserting its dominance with countless victories including a bronze in the 1983 World Championship.

Padukone, the man devoted to the sport, pursued turning India into a global badminton superpower that made him actively involved with it even after his retirement in 1991. He used to be the president of Hiep. Indian Badminton Association, and coach of the Indian National Badminton Team from 1993 to 1996. Padukone also founded the Olympic Gold Quest, an initiative to promote the sport. Olympic sports in India.

Mud wrestling – the interesting traditional sport in India (Part 1)

In sports in India and Pakistan, most men of all ages seem to be passionate about their traditional martial art, what is strange is that this martial art is practiced. showing on the mud yard.

Known as Kushti or Pehlwani, mud wrestling is an indispensable sport in the daily lives of the people of these two countries. Wrestlers are competing at the Bamma wrestling scene Wrestlers are competing at the Bamma wrestling floor

What is pehlwan?

The art of Pahelwan mud wrestling usually revolves around body movement (paintra) with its own movements and reaction (daw-pech). In it, “paintra” is understood as the art of standing in the yard (akhara). It is a prelude to enter the animal action and also a prelude to an immediate wrestling competition immediately (dangal). It is also the refinement of the foot on the floor after wrestlers move or counterattack after being attacked.

The foundation of Pahelwan mud wrestling is to force wrestlers into an offensive or retreating position. Despite the importance of this platform, Pahelwan art also requires wrestlers to perform hundreds of harmonious moves and wait for the opponent’s loophole opportunity to counterattack (daw-pech). Effective counterattack is the sum of the lash and avoid attacks.

A pehlwan is pulling a wooden plank to prepare a mud floor for a match at the Bamma wrestling floor, the largest in Lahore (Pakistan). Pebbles were scraped off the floor before the match.

Traditional cultural nuances

Tulsi floor is essentially a traditional martial artifact of the Indians, just like in neighboring Pakistan. These spaces are part of the cultural landscape of the Holy Land of Varanasi, the city where the American writer, Mark Twain, once arrived in 1897.

The writer describes Varanasi that “is more ancient.” history, more ancient than traditions, older than legends and possibly older than everything combined. ”