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Vijay Sharma: The godfather pulling the strings of Indian weightlifting’s resurgence

With Indian weightlifting going through one of its most successful phases, The Bridge reached out to the man who is at the centre of the resurgence - India head coach Vijay Sharma. "I tried a lot of experiments and by...

Cyrus Poncha: The architect of India’s squash empire

Most of the successful coaches that we see around today are familiar faces. But usually their fame precedes their coaching careers and we know them from their years on the professional circuit. Be it Stefan Edberg for Roger Federer,...

Pandurang Mhaskar: The untold story of Maharashtra’s Athletics pioneer

When you look through pages of history there will be many men and women in Sports that have carved an immaculate journey. Some of them have achieved feats one could only dream of. And then some that have inspired...

Jaspal Rana: Showing the way for the future of Indian Shooting

India's legacy in Shooting is not something which can be decried or ignored; especially when it has been the source for a major chunk of world level medals that this country has received over the years. For a long...

People always have opinions about selections of teams

The most important factor for anyone in a coaching position to remember is that, at a given point during any game, decisions taken on the field wholly rest on the players. Your role is to just watch from the...

This is not Kabir Khan of Chak De India, but Abdul Hakim: The man behind Indian Ice Hockey

After a convincing 3-0 win against Macau in their Round Robin game in the Challenge Cup of Asia yesterday, the Indian men's Ice Hockey team are raring to go in this year's tournament. The tournament is conducted by the IIHF...

The world should know that Indian girls are capable of more than they are given credit for

Before starting on any kind of project, there are two things that you must establish. Firstly, set your benchmarks. Firmly make your expectations clear right at the onset of your work and keep reinforcing what your targets are. The...

Kuldeep Malik: Bringing out the champions in grapplers

Kuldeep Malik has had a far more successful run as a freestyle wrestling coach than he did as a freestyle wrestler himself. In the last decade or so, Kuldeep took reigns of both the men and women's wrestling teams...

“I do not want my students to go through what I did during my time as an Olympian”

For me, it has always been about the sport. The sport is the hero, the sportsperson predominantly adds on to its glory and, in the process, amasses a certain amount of personal accolades as well. Ever since I took...

Chandrakant Pandit : Vidarbha’s wonder touch

The 56-year-old coach who helped Vidarbha lift their maiden Ranji trophy also featured in 5 tests and 36 ODIs from 1986 to 1992 for the Indian national team. Pandit then turned to coaching and enjoyed successful stints with the...

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