Monday, July 23, 2018

Coach's Corner

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...

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...

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...