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https://www.facebook.com/TheBridgeIN/videos/464788007301308/ This is the story of Deepika Kumari- a woman who fought all odds to become one of India's best archers very early on into her career but, for whom, the pressures of constantly having to prove herself in the face of unnatural scrutiny proved to be too much. It is fortunate indeed, to have the strength needed to rise above...
https://www.facebook.com/TheBridgeIN/videos/459880424458733/ This World Refugee Day, watch the story of a World Champion from Afghanistan who fled war in his own country and is now helping India realise its Olympic Dream. Meet Sayed Hassan Rezay. After being forced to flee his country due to an attempt on his life that failed to garner the necessary protection he needed, Sayed decided India was...
A tea seller who paints his shop in Argentine colours, giant statues of Messi, and families that deck their houses in the colours of Brazil - Kolkata undergoes a colourful make up every four years during the World Cup. Throughout its history, the city of Kolkata has had a rich history when it comes to sports- hockey and football deserve...
https://www.facebook.com/TheBridgeIN/videos/454842848295824/ Sports and Politics have had an irrevocable bond for a very long time. From the fist of power at the Olympics held in Hitler's Nazi Germany or Heena Sidhu's refusal to wear a hijab to participate in a tournament. Soumya Swaminathan, like many others before her, has taken a stand. It is important to understand the subjectivity when it comes...
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    https://www.facebook.com/TheBridgeIN/videos/415897315523711/ Assam to Australia is quite a journey. 18 year old Hima Das hails from a remote Assam village and had no clue about anything called the Commonwealth Games. But two years later, she clocked 23.59s for a 200m run and became the second fastest junior sprinter in the world. Daughter of a rice farmer, Hima trained in the rice fields of Dhing...
  https://www.facebook.com/TheBridgeIN/videos/420525278394248/   Chak De! India is by far one of the best sports movies that have been made in India. So many years later, the movie still does not fail to give you chills. Screenwriter Jaideep Sahni was inspired to write Chak de! after he read about the women's hockey team's fairytale success at the 2002 Commonwealth Games. India defeated England 3-2 in...
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On 2nd March 2018, for the first time in history, an Indian stood on the gold medal spot on the podium at the Asian Championship in Women's Wrestling. Navjot Kaur's years of struggle paid off as she defeated her opponent 9-1 to lay her hands on her first ever Asian Championship gold medal. Following her sister's footsteps, Navjot took to wrestling....
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In the last one year, the Indian women have taken the sporting world by storm and what a ride it has been. These women have become poster girls for thousands of little girls who simply wanted a strong woman to look up to that would allow them to shoot for the stars. From Mithali Raj, who is shouldering the...
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Indian Gymnastics may have reached the Olympics in 2016 but it takes sheer grit to be the one to carry on the flame so brilliantly lit by Dipa Karmakar. ARUNA BUDDA REDDY has scripted history by clinching India's first medal at the Gymnastics World Cup. Perhaps now is the time to start paying the sport more attention? Aruna Budda Reddy...
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It would not be too far-fetched to call 2016 a significant turning point in Indian Hockey. Not only did the Junior team regale the country by winning the world cup but the tournament has also ended up setting the tone of the game in India for days to come. A little more than the year on from the victory,...