Tags Archives: Indian Sports History

Indian Sports History – 30 August

On 30 August 2003, Anju Bobby George won the bronze medal with a jump of 6.70m in Long Jump at the 9th World Championships in Athletics in Paris. With her bronze medal winning performance, she became the first Indian athlete ever to win a medal in a W

Happy Birthday – Smiriti Mandhana

On 18 July 1996 – Indian women’s cricketer Smriti Mandhana was born. She scored 22 and 51 on her Test debut against England at Wormsley Park in a winning cause. Mandhana was the only Indian in the 2016 ICC Women’s Team of the Year. Sh

Indian Sports History – 18 June

On 18 June 1983 – Kapil Dev scored unbeaten 175 off 138 balls against Zimbabwe in a World Cup league match at Nevill Ground, Tunbridge Wells. He was also involved in an unbeaten 126 runs partnership for the 9th wicket with Syed Kirmani (22 runs), wh

Happy Birthday – Lalita Babar

On 02 June 1989 – Lalita Shivaji Babar was born in the Satara district, Maharashtra. She represented India at the 2016 Rio Olympics in 3000 metres steeplechase, where she bettered her own national record in her heat. In the final, she finished 10th

Indian Sports History – 26 May

On 26 May 1928 – Indian Hockey Team won its 1st ever Gold medal in 1928 Amsterdam Olympics. A streak that continued through the 1956 Melbourne Games. Jaipal Singh Munda was the captain of the team. In the final, Dhyan Chand scored a hat-trick as In