Great achievements of India in sports (Final Part)

India is a sport nation when they always express energy and passion for sport at the international competitions. Although they have not dominated all sports, the spirit for sports is admired and loved.

Here, we share some famous achievements of Indian sports through international events like the Olympics, World Cup so on.

7, Olympics 2008 in Beijing, China

The Olympics 2008 was a successful season of the Indian team when they had ever reached some outstanding titles.

Firstly, it was record of Shri Abhinav Bindra- a shooter. This was the first time he could spend one gold medal in the individual prize at a big event like the Olympics.

He defeated the no. shooter- Zhu Qinan who was from China when he was a winner for Athens 2004. 

Although coming to the final match, he was less appreciated than his direct opponent. Finally, he overcame all challenges to go the winning. after this event, he was voted as the best shooter in a long time.

Besides it, Shri Sushil Kumar and Shri Vijender Kumar won two bronze medals. Furthermore, Vijender Kumar made history of running when he was the first Indian athlete to come in the semi-finals of one Olympics season. Finally, he reached the bronze medal at the middle-weight category.

Finally, India owned one gold and two bronze medals in one big sport festival.

8, The World Cup Cricket in 2011

The World Cup Cricket in 2011 was the most successful season of India team. This was the second time, this team could reach the gold medal, after defeating Sri Lanka in the final match.

It was during 28 years the Indian expected one winning from the national team because since the World Cup Cricket in 1996, they won the season in the first time, then they couldn’t reach any Champions more.

After winning the World Cup Cricket in 2011, they were one of two national team could own two titles in cricket history.

Great achievements of India in sports (Part 3)

Here we continue to share top great achievements of India. If you are a fan of India or general sport, our ranking is useful, because we try to collect major events to make outstanding Indian sport.

5, ICC World Cup in 1983 in England

Cricket is considered as the national sport game in India because the national team has ever reached series of achievements and titles in the international competitions. Above all, ICC World Cup in 1983 was the most memorial event for anyone in India. This glory started to open winning in the next seasons for Indian team.

The Indians in this event showed their strong determining for winning, so they always expressed seriously for any game and bowling. All spectators felt surprising about their performance. The fact that, there was never Indian team reach this impressive style as the Indians in 1983.

During the season, we could see some young stars of Indians like Binny, Madan Lal, Kapil Dev, Richards or Fowler. Although they had not experience at big competition like ICC before, they were connective and supportive to complete their task excellently. Some records could be determined for this team.

Finally, they were deserved to become new Champions for ICC world cup.

6, ICC World Cup in 2011 in India

It was the first time India hosted one international competition like ICC World Cup. Therefore, pressure of athletes was to reach winning before cheering up and love of spectators.

This was a special event of Sachin Tendulkar who was the leader of ICC in 5 seasons of World Cups. However, he had not yet received any victory in the former seasons. So, it was the last opportunity for Sachin to make something memorial in his pro career.

Finally, he gave feedbacks for spectators by defeating Sir Lanka and brought victory for the whole team.

Great achievements of India in sports (Part 2)

In this article, we continue to collect top great achievements about sports of India. Through some major events in sports, you can understand more about history and culture of India which has rich source about the human’s development.

3, the World Cup Hockey at Malaysia in 1975

This was the first time the Indian team reached the Championship in the biggest event about hockey. They won surprisingly by spectators and competitors, but the fact it was a deserved result for passion, hard-working and effort of all team.

In the semi-final, they were against Malaysian team who was the host. Their opponent was cheered up warmly by massive amount of fans. However, they overcame Malaysian team excellently to go the final match where they met the most potential team of World Cup event. It was Pakistan. The fact, Pakistan had a rich history about achievements and success in hockey while India had never reached any Championship.

Finally, Indian team could create new history for hockey when they won Pakistan. In this match, Pakistan was stronger to make a goal firstly. Then, under pressure and disappointed, Surjeet Singh made surprising when he could make a penalty corner to bring the tie for India. Then another hero- Wizard Dhyan Chan scored the second to decide winning of the match.

4, The IX Asian Games at New Delhi in 1982

The IX Asian Games in 1982 was established at New Delhi. This was highly appreciated because of professions in preparation and organization.

At this event, it attacked more than 5000 athletes includes sportsmen and women from many nations in the Asia.

Finally, Indian team reached 5th in the ranking with 55 medals: 13 golds, 19 silver and 25 bronze.

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.