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.

The first Indian basketball player in NBA (Part 1)

With a height of 7 feet 5 inches (2.26 meters), Gursimran Sim Bhullar was the first Indian basketball player to step onto the pitch in an NBA match.

“I had to go to court and do my job, so I didn’t think about it,” the 26-year-old player told CNN. “It’s surreal. It didn’t hit me until after the game I played in the NBA game.”

Three days later, he became the first Indian player to score in an NBA match against Utah Jazz. Bhullar has signed a 10-day contract with the NBA’s G League, an official small tournament. Each season, NBA teams may contract players in the 10-day contract before signing or releasing them. While he hopes to return to the prestigious tournament, he said the NBA game has changed.

“They are playing smaller and faster, so it is difficult for me to fit the system,” Bhullar said. “I worked with my game, from being better and moving faster.”

Bhullar was born and raised in the Canadian city of Toronto, while his parents came from northern Indian state villages in Punjab state. They moved to Canada in the 1980s where they married and had children. Bhullar Sims was surrounded by his parents when he joined as a marshal in the Indian Day parade on August 17, 2014, in New York.

As soon as they arrived in Toronto, both his parents worked in factories while his father drove a taxi. Now they own a gas station at the image of Bhullar and his brother Tanveer, also a basketball player, adorn the walls.

Bhullar found it difficult to master English as a second language, when he learned Punjabi at home but accepted Indian culture and religion. He spends every weekend at Gurdwara (Sikh worship place).

Sim Bhullar scored in a Filipino basketball tournament in Toronto, Canada, around 2003-2004. He had the first taste of the game when he was 10 or 11. “I played basketball more than anything else and I fell in love with it.”