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Vijender Kumar : The Ace Boxer From India : Runs ON for the Gold Hunt :

August 20, 2008 Leave a comment

Vijender Kumar : The Ace Boxer of India : Runs ON for the Gold Hunt :

Vijendar Kumar

Vijendar Kumar

Vijender had a great start at the 2008 Summer Olympics defeating Badou Jack of Gambia 13-2 in the round of 32.
In the round of 16, he defeated Angkhan Chomphuphuang of Thailand 13-3 to reach Middleweight Boxing Quarterfinals.
He beat Carlos Góngora of Ecuador in the quarterfinals on August 20th, 2008 which would guarantee him a bronze medal, India’s first Olympic medal in Boxing.

Vijender Kumar’s Personal Profile:

Born:       October 29, 1985(1985-10-29)
Place:      Kaluwas (5 kms from Bhiwani), Haryana Flag of India India
Nationality:      Indian
Occupation:     Boxer Middleweight
Height:     182 cm (6 ft 0 in)

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Vijender Kumar

Vijender Kumar


Sushil Kumar Claims Bronze Medal in 66KG Wrestling: Beijing Olympics

August 20, 2008 2 comments

Sushil Kumar Claims Bronze Medal in 66KG Wrestling: Beijing Olympics

Beijing :20-Aug-2008, Sushil Kumar (25), Delhi , won Bronze medal in 66Kg Wrestling in the  Olympics saga this afternoon.

Sushil Kumar - India

Sushil Kumar - India

Sushil Kumar

Sushil Kumar

Kumar took three periods to beat Leonid Spiridonov of Kazakhstan 2-1, 0-1 and 1-0.

Spiridonov finished fourth in the 66kg weight class in Athens, while Kumar took 14th place.

With this medal, India stands at 46th position with a gold and a bronze medal.

Kumar defeated Leonid Speiridonov of Kazakhstan to grab the bronze. This is the second medal for India at the Beijing Olympics after shooter Abhinav Bindra claimed the first ever individual Olympic gold in the 10 m Air Rifle event.

This was the second medal for India in wrestling since K D Jhadav’s bronze medal at the 1952 Helsinki Olympic Games.

The wrestler had lost to Andriy Stadnik from Ukraine in the first round of the 66kg freestyle wrestling event, leaving his medal hopes hinging on the repechage. Kumar defeated American Doug Schwab in the first repechage round and Belarusian Albert Batyrov in the second repechage round. Kumar beat Spiridonov 3:1, with scores of 2-1, 0-1, 2-0 in the three rounds.

Spiridonov had finished fourth in the 63kg weight class at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games, while Kumar had taken the 14th place

Sushil Kumar’s  Personal Profile:

Name : Sushil Kumar

Date of Birth:           May 26 1983
Gender:                  Male
Place of Birth:          Delhi (India)
Residence:              New Delhi (India)
Height(cm/ft in):      163cm / 5’4″
Weight(kg/lbs):        66 kg / 145 lbs
Sport:                     Wrestling
Event(s):                 Men’s Freestyle 66 kg


  • Mr.Satpal (Arjuna award winner)

Olympic Profile:

Indian Medal Count:

Overall Medal Count

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Awards won by Sushil For his medal

  • Rs. 55 lakh cash prize award and promotion to Assistant Commercial Manager from ticketing inspector by Railway Ministry
  • Rs. 50 lakh cash prize by the Delhi Government.

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August 17, 2008 3 comments

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Michael Phelps : The Golden Fish: Champion of Olympic World Records : 11, and Counting!!!

August 14, 2008 4 comments

Michael Phelps : The golden fish, Champion of World Records : 11, and Counting!!!

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Michael Fred Phelps is an American swimmer and 11-time Olympic Gold medalist who holds world records in several events.

Phelps won eight medals in the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, which leveled him with Soviet gymnast Alexander Dityatin for the most medals of any type in any one Olympics.

Overall, Phelps has won thirteen Olympic medals (eleven gold, two bronze): eight at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens (six gold, two bronze) and five at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games (all gold with World Records),which gave him the most gold medals of any Olympic athlete at 11.

Phelps’ international titles, along with his various world records, have resulted in him being awarded the World Swimmer of the Year Award in 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007 and American Swimmer of the Year Award in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, and 2007.

So far, Phelps has won a total of 45 career medals: 37 golds, 6 silvers and 2 bronze. This includes all the Championships he has competed in: The Olympics, the World Championships, and the Pan Pacific Championships.

Phelps has qualified to compete in eight swimming events at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, and is attempting to surpass fellow US swimmer Mark Spitz’s record of seven gold medals at one Olympics.

2008 Beijing Summer Olympic Games

Michael Phelps poses for a photo with U.S. President George W. Bush after Phelps won his first Olympic gold medal in the men’s 400 meter individual medley.

Michael Phelps with president bush

Michael Phelps with president bush

Phelps awarded the gold medal for the 400 m IM at the 2008 Summer Olympics as President George W. Bush cheers (lower left, waving flag)

Phelps is representing the United States at the 2008 Summer Olympics. He qualified to compete in the following events:

Michael at Beijing:

Phelps set an Olympic record in the preliminary heats of the men’s 400-meter individual medley. He followed that up in the final by winning the gold medal, as well as breaking his previous world record by nearly two seconds.

Phelps swam the first leg of the men’s 4x100m freestyle relay in a time of 47.51 seconds (an American record for the 100 m freestyle), and won his second gold medal of the 2008 Olympics, as well as setting his second world record of the Olympics (3:08.24). Teammate Jason Lezak finished ahead of the silver medalists French team by eight hundredths of a second. The top five teams in the final finished ahead of the world record of 3:12.23 set the day before by the American B team in a preliminary heat.

For his third race, Phelps broke his previous World Record in the 200-meter freestyle by nearly a second and won his third gold medal. He also set his third world record at the Olympics, 1:42.96, winning by nearly two seconds over silver medalist Park Tae-hwan. Phelps became only the fifth Olympic athlete in history to win nine career gold medals, along with Mark Spitz, Larissa Latynina, Paavo Nurmi, and Carl Lewis.

The next day, Phelps would have two finals. In his first event, the 200-meter butterfly, Phelps made it four events, four gold medals and four world records by swimming the final in 1:52.03, defeating silver medalist Laszlo Cseh by almost seven-tenths of a second despite his goggles filling with water and being unable to “see anything for the last 100 [meters].” This fourth gold medal was his 10th, and made him the all-time leader for most Olympic gold medals won by an individual.

Less than one hour after his gold medal victory in the 200-meter butterfly, Phelps swam the lead-off leg of the 4 x 200-meter freestyle relay. He won his fifth gold and set his fifth world record as the American team finished first with a time of 6:58.56. The Americans were the first team to break the seven-minute mark in the relay, and broke the previous record, set in Melbourne, Australia, by more than four and a half seconds.

A table of his medal hunt:

Date (in Beijing) Event Results Time
August 10 400 m individual medley Gold Medal, World Record 4:03.84
August 11 4 x 100 m freestyle relay Gold Medal, World Record 3:08.24
August 12 200 m freestyle Gold Medal, World Record 1:42.96
August 13 200 m butterfly Gold Medal, World Record 1:52.03
August 13 4 x 200 m freestyle relay Gold Medal, World Record 6:58.56
August 15 200 m individual medley NA
August 16 100 m butterfly NA
August 17 4 x 100 m medley relay NA

Table of Records:

Note Distance Event Time Location Date
World Records
200 m (lc) Freestyle 1:42.96 Beijing, China 2008 August 12
200 m (lc) Butterfly 1:52.03 Beijing, China 2008 August 13
200 m (lc) Individual Medley 1:54.80 Omaha, Nebraska, USA 2008 July 4
400 m (lc) Individual Medley 4:03.84 Beijing, China 2008 August 10
4 x 100 m (lc) Freestyle Relay 3:08.24 Beijing, China 2008 August 11
4 x 200 m (lc) Freestyle Relay 6:58.56 Beijing, China 2008 August 13

Michael Phelps is whole heartedly praised by all the Americans for this achievement, and all over the world for his tremendous performance.




Full name: Michael Fred Phelps
Nickname(s): The Baltimore Bullet
Nationality: American
Stroke(s): Butterfly, Individual Medley, Freestyle, Backstroke
Club: Club Wolverine,
University of Michigan
Date of birth: June 30, 1985 (1985-06-30) (age 23)
Place of birth: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 196 pounds (88 kg)

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August 14, 2008 1 comment

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August 13, 2008 85 comments

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~~ Jana Gana Mana : National Song Of India ~~

August 12, 2008 Leave a comment

Jana Gana Mana is the national anthem of India . This is  Written in Sanskrit. it is the first of five stanzas composed and scored by Rabindranath Tagore, and got Nobel Literature. It was first sung at the Calcutta Session of the Indian National Congress,on 27 December 1911.



Jana Gana Mana was officially adopted by the Constituent Assembly as the Indian national anthem on January 24, 1950.The music for the “current version” is said to be derived from a composition for the song by Ram Singh Thakur, although some dispute this.

A formal rendition of the national anthem takes about forty-eight to fifty-two seconds. A shortened version consisting of the first and last lines (and taking about 20 seconds to play) is also staged occasionally.[1] Rabindranath Tagore also composed the music for another.

Some Information about the National Anthem here:

Text in English:

Jana gaṇa mana adhināyaka jaya hē
Bhārata bhāgya Vidhātā
Pañjāba Sindhu Gujarāṭa Marāṭhā
Drāviḍa Utkala Baṅga
Vindhya Himācala ẏamunā Gaṅgā
Ucchala jaladhi taraṅga
Tava śubha nāmē jāgē
Tava śubha āśiṣa māgē
Gāhē tava jaya gāthā
Jana gaṇa maṅgala dāyaka jaya hē
Bhārata bhāgya vidhātā
Jaya hē jaya hē jaya hē
Jaya jaya jaya jaya hē

In Original form: (Bengali) :

জন গণ মন অধিনায়ক জয় হে
ভারত ভাগ্য বিধাতা
পঞ্জাব সিন্ধু গুজরাট মরাঠা
দ্রাবিড় উৎ‍‌কল বঙ্গ
বিন্ধ্য হিমাচল যমুনা গঙ্গা
উচ্ছল জলধি তরঙ্গ
তব শুভ নামে জাগে
তব শুভ আশিস মাগে
গাহে তব জয়গাথা
জন গণ মঙ্গল দায়ক জয় হে
ভারত ভাগ্য বিধাতা
জয় হে, জয় হে, জয় হে,
জয় জয় জয়, জয় হে॥

Translated texts of this in English is hereby:

O! Dispenser of India’s destiny, thou art the ruler of the minds of all people[9]
Thy name rouses the hearts of Punjab, Sindh, Gujarat, the Maratha country,
in the Dravida country, Utkala and Bengal;
It echoes in the hills of the Vindhyas and Himalayas,
it mingles in the rhapsodies of the pure waters of Yamuna and the Ganges.
They chant only thy name.
They seek only thy auspicious blessings.
They sing only the glory of thy victory.
The salvation of all people waits in thy hands,
O! Dispenser of India’s destiny,
thou art the ruler of the minds of all people
Victory to thee, Victory to thee, Victory to thee,
Victory, Victory, Victory, Victory to thee!.

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Listen to the instrumental audio here:

Jana Gana Mana Instrumental

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