A Sikh comes to the world with qualities to rule the world already imbibed in him – the quality of being on the front row of achievements in every field whether it be a battle field, a peace front , education field or sports ground. The strength, vigor, vitality and the attitude of winning have […]
A Sikh comes to the world with qualities to rule the world already imbibed in him – the quality of being on the front row of achievements in every field whether it be a battle field, a peace front , education field or sports ground.
The strength, vigor, vitality and the attitude of winning have made the world to bow! Meet these amazing Sikh Heroes who have brought fame to India with their exceptional World Winning Skills…
Gurpal Singh from Bhatinda (Punjab) made a momentous day for Indian shooting at 2014 Commonwealth Games. He defeated Australia’s Daniel Repacholi, stood second and won the silver medal with 187.2 points in the 50-metre men’s pistol finals at the Barry Buddon Shooting Centre.
33-years-old Harpreet Singh hails from Haryana topped qualification round. He defeated Canada’s Metodi Igorov and bagged the silver medal in men’s 25m rapid fire pistol event of Commonwealth Games. He hit 21times on the target in six-shooter finals which have eight rounds of five shots each.
Rajinder Rahelu (Powerlifter):-
Rajinder Rahela whose legs were affected with polio, won the silver medal in the men’s heavyweight category at the Clyde Auditorium. Rahelu picked up a total of 180.5 kg to get the silver on the penultimate day of Commonwealth Games.
India’s Navjot Kaur won the bronze medal beating Scotland bronze medal play-off in the women’s freestyle event of the 2014 Commonwealth Games at the SECC Hall on Wednesday. Navjot, 24, won 13-0 against the 31-year-old Sarah. Navjot was leading 9-0 when she pinned down Sarah in her last move to clinch four points and bagged the match on account of technical superiority. Thirty-year-old Navjot faced a tough challenge from top-ranked Australian judoka Tom Pappas in the opening round before winning on the basis of more yukos at the end of the five-minute bout
Navjot’s bronze was the fourth medal for India from wrestling in the day.
Rajwinder Kaur won the bronze medal in the women’s -78kg category. She defeated the Kenyan judoka Esther Akinyi Ratugi in the bronze medal play-off contest B in the 2014 Commonwealth Games at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre. Rajwinder won penalties as Esther picked up three warnings. With her bronze medal, India continues to have a successful day at the Commonwealth Games 2014.
Abhinav Bindra made his memorable appearance at the Commonwealth Games as the star Indian shooter who won the battle of nerves in a gripping competition to bag the 10m Air Rifle gold medal. Bindra, first Indian Olympic individual gold medalist, shot an aggregate of 205.3 to set a new Final Games Record. This is first CWG, which applied the ISSF rule of taking the final round score only and not adding the qualification score in shooting. 31-year-old Bindra kept his nerve to take the honour in his favourite 10m air rifle event with a final games record score of 205.3 to bring cheers for the Indian contingent.
Sardar Singh –
He has made the whole of India proud by getting a Silver Medal in Hockey but missing out on the gold medal was a bit disappointing for the team captain. India might have failed to break their Commonwealth Games title jinx for the second consecutive time but captain Sardar Singh has a lot of positives to take from the event and said the silver medal was a “well- deserved” achievement.
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~ Deeksha Singh
~ New Delhi, 12th Aug ’14