25 February, 2021

Sunny Days

When I sit back and look at how we fared in 2006, the first thought that comes to mind is that despite a none- too- encouraging scenario, we have moved forward.

Sunny Days
As time runs out on 2006, I can look back with pride on the good sporting year that India has had, bringing home 50 medals from seven disciplines in the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne and 54 medals from 16 disciplines in the Asian Games in Doha. Golfer Jeev Milkha Singh won four titles, including the Volvo Masters in Europe, archer Jayanta Talukdar won a World Cup title in Croatia while Geet Sethi claimed a world billiards title for the eighth time. In my own sport, I am proud that India has two world champions in Abhinav Bindra and Manavjit Singh Sandhu. Personally, I had a good year with five podium finishes in eight competitions. There have been many other great performers. M.C. Mary Kom won a world championship for the third time, providing a lot of thrust to women's boxing in the country. Saina Nehwal became the first Indian woman to win a badminton Grand Prix when she claimed...

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