Monday, July 23, 2018

Athletes Speak

I secretly nursed the desire to be a goalkeeper | By Deep Grace Ekka

I belong to a small village in Sundargarh district in Odisha, and I didn’t know much about hockey in the early days. As a child, I pretty much participated in every available sport at the school level and felt happy whenever...

Swimming is a road less traveled in our country but that needs to change

Times are changing; swimming is going to be a major discipline in our country in the upcoming years! Moving the focus outside the oval ground and the 22-yard strip will push forward a lot of sports and open new...

Shooting has had a lasting effect on my personality

It all started with my mother taking me to the shooting range as a child. She herself did a little bit of shooting when she was in college and the love of the sport was probably in my blood....

It’s only persistence that opens bigger platforms for you

It was back in 2002 my father introduced me to hockey. As an eleven-year-old, I was not sure whether it would suit me. I was skeptical in my earlier days but he inculcated a belief in me and dragged...

Being a goalkeeper is a lonely job

I think one of the earlier pieces of advice I have gotten when I initially began taking the role of a goalkeeper seriously was that "Never trust your team." It came from a man I had a lot of...