Saturday, April 27, 2013
Poonam Raut (Born 14 October 1989 in India) is a left hand batsman and an occasional slow left arm orthodox bowler from India. She has played in 28 women's one-day internationals and 27 Twenty20 internationals for India.
Poonam made her ODI debut against the West Indies team in March 19, 2009. Her Twenty20 debut was against the Pakistan women's team in June 13, 2009 at the County Ground, Taunton.
Poonam has played in 28 women's one-day internationals and 27 Twenty20 internationals for India.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Prachi Tehlan (Born 2 October 1989 in Nangli Sakrawati, Delhi, India) is an Indian netball player. In 2010 Commonwealth Games, Prachi lead the Indian national netball team as captain.
Prachi started playing Basketball at the age of 12 when she was in class 8th. She turned to net ball after representing the India Under-19 basketball team when she was just 14 years old.
Prachi Tehlan began playing netball in 2007, when her college director asked her to participate in the netball inter- college tournament. She griped this opportunity with both hands.
After 3 years of playing Netball, Prachi became captain of the Indian netball team in the Commonwealth Games 2010 at a very young age. She has a good shooting action and accuracy. She is a well known netball shooter in India.
Her six-foot plus frame and her good looks have always made her popular. Prachi is a management student. She loves to read books, watch Television and listen to music, she also like travelling and photography.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Sunitha Rao (Born October 27, 1985 in Jersey City, New Jersey) is a former American professional tennis player of Indian background. representing India in the women's doubles event at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. Sunitha has also played for India on the Fed Cup and played for United States on all other occasions.
Sunitha Rao won 8 career titles on the ITF Women's Circuit and she reached 7 finals in singles. She has played on many WTA Tour events. In 2007, Sunitha reached her highest WTA Singles ranking place 181 and in Doubles 120.
Rao played her first WTA match at the 2002 Brasil Open - Women's Singles event. She was out in the second round. In Hansol Korea Open 2004 she was not entered in second round, she was also not entered in second round of Internationaux de Strasbourg 2005 tournament.
Sunitha Rao played at the Sunfeast Open where she beat Neha Uberoi in the first round before beaten by Elena Likhovtseva in second round. Sunitha took part at the Commonwealth Bank Tennis Classic 2006, where she beaten by lost to Angelique Widjaja in the First Round. She also suffered a first round deficit at the 2007 Sunfeast Open.
Sunitha Rao defeated Sandy Gumulya in the First Round of the Sunfeast Open to advance to the second round where she lost to Anne Keothavong. She then lost in the first round of the Bell Challenge to Alina Jidkova. Sunitha received an entry into the PTT Pattaya Open via a Lucky Loser spot. She beat Junri Namigata before losing to Ekaterina Bychkova.
Sunitha Rao received the best result of her WTA career at the 2008 DFS Classic in Birmingham where she entered into third round. She beat Petra Kvitova in the first round and Naomi Cavaday in the second but beaten in third round by Alona Bondarenko.
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
P. V. Sindhu (born 5 July 1995 in Hyderabad) is a rising badminton player from India. Her full name is Pusarla Venkata Sindhu. She entered in to top 20 ranking with 20th position in the Badminton World Ranking on 21st September 2012. She is also ranked 3 in the BWF Junior Rankings.
P. V. Sindhu coach in Gopichand Badminton Academy at the Hyderabad and is supported by Olympic Gold Quest. P. V. Sindhu, daughter of former International Volleyball player and 1986 Asian Games bronze Medallist P. V. Ramana.
Sindhu was a bronze medalist at the 2009 Sub-Junior Asian Badminton Championships held in Colombo. She is also a bronze medal winner in the Junior Asian Championship held at Colombo in 2010. She won the silver medal in the singles category of 2010 Iran Fajr International Badminton Challenge.
Sindhu reached the quarterfinals of the 2010 Junior World Badminton Championships that was held in Mexico. She was also the youngest member of the Indian team member in 2010 Uber Cup. She finished 2010 with winning a bronze medal in the Indian Open Grand Prix International Badminton Tournament held at Hyderabad.
Sindhu won a bronze medal at the U-19 Asian Championships held at Lucknow in 2011. She won two senior national ranking tournaments in 2011.
In 2012, Sindhu won Asia Youth Under 19 Championship beating Japanese Player Nozomi Okuhara in final. She reached the semi-finals of China Masters 2012, in the quarter-finals she defeated London 2012 Olympic Gold Medalist Li Xuerui.
Sindhu finished 2012 with runner-up in the Syed Modi India Grand Prix Gold event held in Lucknow in December. She reached her career best ranking as 19.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Divya Singh (born 21 July 1982 in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India) is former captain for the India women's national basketball team. Divya led the Indian women's basketball team at the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games. She is one of the best women basketballers in India.
Divya known for her game skills, leadership qualities, academic strength and personality. She comes from a family of basketball players, They are 5 sisters, currently three of her sisters Priyanka, Prashanti and Akanksha are member of the Indian India women's national basketball team. They are also known as Singh Sisters.
Divya Singh is currently Studying Sports Management at University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware and worked as an assistant women's basketball coach for UD. currently she is Coaching U16 Indian Men Basketball Team. Divya has been successful coach of many colleges in Delhi including st. Stephen's college and Jesus & marry college.She is also working as a Coach of Delhi Women Basketball Team.
Monday, October 29, 2012
Shagun Chowdhary (Born June 26 1983 in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India) is first woman shotgun shooter from India. She is the first Indian woman to qualify for the Olympic trap shooting event.
Shagun was introduced to shooting at the age of two, when she began to accompany her father Sushil to the ranges. She began training without any professional help.
Shagun Chowdhary is currently ranked 28th in the world competing in trap shooting event in the 2012 Summer Olympics taking place in London. In London 2012 with a score of 61 in the qualifying round she stood at the 20th position and was unable to move to the finals.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Reema Malhotra (birth 17 October 1980 in New Delhi) is an allrounder cricketer who has played in 30 women's One Day Internationals, six Twenty20 internationals and one Test for India.
A leg-spinning all-rounder and a middle order right-hand batswomen Reema made her debut in Feb 1, 2003 with Australia Women v India Women one day cricket match at Lincoln. Her best performance in the 2009 World Cup was an unbeaten 59 against New Zealand.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Karnam Malleswari (born June 1, 1975 in Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh) is an Indian Woman weightlifter. Karnam is a Sanskrit word which means fame, dignity and pride. Karnam Malleswari is a first Indian woman to win an Olympic medal. Malleswari won a bronze medal in the 2000 Summer Olympics in 69 kg Light-Heavyweight Weightlifting Event.
First time Karnam Malleswari participated in the 'National Junior weight lifting championship' and came First. In 1992 she participated in the Asian championship at Thailand and won three silver medals. She also won three bronze medals in the world championship.
In 1995, Malleswari won the world weightlifting title in 54 kg category with a new record, by lifting 113.0 kg in the clean and jerk. Malleswari, who went on to win the contest's gold medal and beat the previous record of 112.5 kg set by China's Long Yuling in December 1993. She also won the 1995 Asian championship.
In 1997, Malleswari broke her own records in the Senior National Weightlifting Championship. In 1998's Asian Games she won silver medal (India's first medal) in weightlifting. Malleswari married in 1997. She returned to participate in the Bangkok Asian Games in 1998 and won the silver medal.
In 2000 Sydney Summer Olympics, Karnam Malleswari won a bronze medal with lifting 110 kg in the Snatch and 130 kg in the Clean and Jerk for a total of 240 kg, which made her the first Indian woman to win an Olympic medal in Indian Women Weightlifting History.
During her ten year weightlifting career, she has won 11 gold and 3 silver medals and the prestigious Olympic bronze. She has been the National Champion for nine years, twice in the 52 kg category and seven times in the 54 kg category.
Malleswari was awarded India's second highest sports award 'Arjuna Award' in 1994. She is a recipient of the India's highest sporting honour 'Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award' for the year 1995-1996. She is also a recipient of the civilian honour Padma Shri in 1999.