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    Indian @ Rio Olympic 2016: Mangal Singh Champia (Archery)

    Blog by: Suryakant Tripathi Mangal Singh Champia (born 9 November 1983 in Jamshedpur) is an Indian archer, who won multiple medals in several International events, including Asian Games. He was conferred with the Arjuna award by President of India for the year 2009. Champia is supported by Olympic Gold Quest. Mangal started archery in the year 1995 and became pro in 2008. He has secured 2016 Rio Olympics berth.

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    Indian @ Rio Olympic 2016: Sakshi Malik (Wrestling)

    Blog by: Suryakant Tripathi. In a delightful turn of events at the final Olympic qualifiers taking place at Istanbul, 24-year-old Sakshi Malik became the only second Indian woman wrestler to book a place on the Rio bandwagon. Facing her Chinese counterpart Lan Zhang in the semi-final of the 58kg category under freestyle wrestling, Sakshi seized the last opportunity to qualify for the summer games in style. In a fiercely contested clash, she led her opponent 6-3 at the end of the first period and followed it up with remarkable determination in the second to make it 10-10 and subsequently made the cut by winning the tie that had come tantalizingly…

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    Indian @ Rio Olympic 2016: Laxmirani Majhi (Archery)

    Blog by: Suryakant Tripathi. Education has made who I am today – it was only because I went to school that I got a chance to be selected to train as an archer. Now I compete internationally and travel the world – school gave me this, I thank my parents for sending me to school.’ Laxmirani Majhi is an archer who competes in international level competitions for India. When Laxmi was young, her family knew the most important thing was for Laxmi to go to school; many girls in Laxmi’s village did not go to school. Now, while completing her education, Laxmi has won so many archery competitions and has…

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    Indian @ Rio Olympic 2016: Vinesh Phogat (Wrestling)

    Blog by: Suryakant Tripathi. Vinesh Phogat (born 25 August 1994) is an Indian wrestler who comes from a very successful background of wrestling with her cousins Geeta Phogat and Babita Kumari, both international wrestlers and Commonwealth Games medallists as well. She is currently being supported by JSW Sport under the Sports Excellence Programme. Career 2013 Asian Wrestling Championships In the tournament in New Delhi, India, Vinesh won the bronze medal in the women’s freestyle 51 kg category, winning 3:0 in the bronze medal bout through the repechage round to Tho-Kaew Sriprapa of Thailand. In the first round, Vinesh won 3:1 against Nanami Irie of Japan. She then lost 1:3 in the…

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    5 signs of a diet too good to be true

    Blog By: Sonali Shukla “If there is one common element among people who have successfully lost weight and kept it off, it’s that they made a “lifestyle change.”- Reader’s Digest Adding on the same context, it is not just important to shed pounds but also to keep it away for the rest of your life. And how does one achieve that? To start with, do not go for starvation or those crazy-fad diets, which are hard to maintain in the long run. A combination of balanced diet incorporating all the necessary proteins, vitamins and carb and substituting junk with healthy is your way out. So, if your diet matches with…

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    Indian Athletics Champion: Abdul Najeeb Qureshi

    Blog by: Suryakant Tripathi. Record Timing: (10.30s) [+0.2 milli seconds] At the Commonwealth Games in 2010, Qureshi equalled Anil Kumar Prakash’s 100m national record. Five years after Anil Kumar Prakash had set the national record for the 100m sprint, Abdul Najeeb Qureshi went on to emulate the feat at the Commonwealth Games conducted in New Delhi in the year 2010. Attempting to qualify for the semi-finals of the 100m event, Qureshi equalled Prakash’s record. The feat was rendered sweeter by the fact that he even ended up qualifying for the semi-finals. Despite failing to win a medal in the individual event at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, Qureshi played a vital…

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    Indian Athletics Champion: Anil Kumar Prakash

    Blog by: Suryakant Tripathi. Record timing: (10.30 Seconds) Anil Kumar Prakash is, without a ghost of doubt, the ‘Fastest Indian’. Prakash, who hails from the state of Kerala, holds the national record for the 100m sprint. Moreover, Prakash is also the fastest in the 200m event, with a record of 20.73 seconds. Prakash wrote himself onto the record books for the first time in 1999, when he won the silver in the International Circuit Meet at Chennai. Finishing second to Chintaka de Zoysa, Prakash had raced to a National Record, finishing the 100m dash in 10.33 seconds. Six years after he set the benchmark for the Indian sprinters, Prakash reaffirmed…

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    Is Smartphone affecting your health?

    Blog by: Suryakant Tripathi. Smartphones are hard to resist. Smartphone addiction is so widespread that there are apps dedicated to encouraging avid texters and tweeters to leave their phones alone. For some, the benefits of reducing smartphone use seem obvious. “Unplugging” from social media site notifications or email alerts can reduce stress and add to time spent with family members and friends. Others might need more encouragement, and that’s where research on the health risks of smartphone use comes in handy. Here are four of the latest findings on the physical consequences of smartphone use, sure to help anyone let a sleeping phone lie: 1. Texting tweaks the spine Looking…

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    Try climbing a Jacob’s ladder to burn calories and lose weight

    Blog by: Suryakant Tripathi. Why do you want to expose yourself to the sun and run when you can climb an endless ladder? Try exercising on the Jacob’s ladder to get an excellent cardio workout. It is a treadmill ladder that will challenge your coordination as the stairs speed by. It can give the same results as a high-intensity cardio workout like aerobics can provide without putting much pressure on your joints. How does it work? The ladder puts you at a 40-degree angle putting no stress on your lower back. It also engages your core, and the climbing action targets the large muscles like your quadriceps, your glutes, your…