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What is sport without coaches? Through this section, we take a look at some of the most inspirational coaches in Indian sports, and how they went about training their disciples to be world-beaters.

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...

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...

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...

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...

Heart of gold, will of steel: Satyapal Singh is serving as coach without the limelight

Satyapal Singh has just finished giving instructions to his athletes. He is now making his way towards where I am standing when he catches one of his athletes and jokingly scolds him not to wander around and instead do...

From a failed wrestler to coaching at the grassroots: The untold story of Sandip Patil

It was in the month of January, we saw the inaugural edition of Khelo India School Games kicking off with undaunting enthusiasm, which was targeted at strengthening the sporting ecosystem by mass participation and promotion of excellence in sports...

Commonwealth Games 2018: Boxing contingent handed easy draw

After a lot of nerve-racking chaos with the no needle policy, India was cleared and the boxing contingent could heave a sigh of relief. Now there is one more reason for another relieved sigh as the boxers were handed a relatively comfortable draw. India's participation...

42 out of the 43 banned Russian athletes file appeals at the CAS ahead of 2018 Winter Olympics

Doping cases have been on a rise. In a press release on Tuesday, the Court of Arbitration for Sport(CAS) has registered forty-two appeals filed by Russian athletes against the Disciplinary Commission of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The announcement came in response to the sanctions...