India's major sporting achievements in 2004

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India's major sporting achievements in 2004

Postby BSharma » Thu Jan 08, 2004 8:55 pm

Indian players and coaches started off the 2004 well with Saurav Ghosal winning the British Junior Open Squash under 19 boys title and Joshna finishing runner-up in the girls under 19! The Indian team performed superbly and finished ahead of the fancied European teams. Egypt, Pakistan and India are now the top three in junior squash.

Congratulations to the players, coaches and support staff.

(Forum members: please add significant achievements of Indian players in 2004 in this thread. At the end of the year we will have PKB or his designate compile all the achievements and place it in the forum for historical purpose. Thanks.)
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Postby gvhvhg » Fri Jan 09, 2004 1:08 am

india retained the border-gavaskar trophy...... :bounce:

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Postby PKBasu » Sun Jan 11, 2004 9:48 am

I like Bhushan's optimism in naming this thread "2004 -- What a year for Indian sport". But in all fairness I don't think we should jump the gun just yet. Why not just call the thread "India's major sporting achievements in 2004", and then compile them nearer the end of the year?
I hope (and, indeed, expect) that this will be an even better year than last year for Indian sport, but we can't yet be sure about it...Sourav Ghoshal and the Border-Gavaskar trophy are a good start (but in all fairness, most of the latter was achieved in 2003!).

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Postby BSharma » Mon Jan 12, 2004 5:49 pm

PKB, I was away for a few days and could not reply to your posting.

I had planned to call this thread "achievements of Indian sports stars" and then I noticed that in the first week of January 2004 Indians had won in squash and cricket. Several years back these two notable achievements could have been "What a Year for Indian Sports".

Well I agree with PKB, and now a "What a Year for Indian Sports" requires more than just two major victories I will rename the thread "India's major sporting achievements in 2004". :D

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Asian Sailing championship

Postby kathiresan_v » Wed Jan 14, 2004 6:33 am

Jan '13 - India finished top in the Asian Sailing Championship in Mumbai. The final three standings are as follows;

1st - India - 5 Gold, 2 silver and 4 bronze
2nd - Japan - 2 Gold, 3 silver and 1 bronze
3rd - China - 2 Gold, 1 silver and 3 bronze

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Postby sunnyd » Thu Jan 15, 2004 12:18 am

I hope these successes in other sports will help divert funding into sports other than cricket.

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66th Corus Grandmasters Chess tournament - Vishy Champion

Postby kathiresan_v » Mon Jan 26, 2004 1:44 am

Defending champion Viswanathan Anand won the 66th Corus Grandmasters Chess tournament, Holland with a score of 8.5 points from 13 rounds.

The participants are Anand, Kramnik, Sokolov, Leko, Svidler, Adams, Timman, Topalov, Bareev, Akopian, Shirov, Bologan, Zhang, Van Wely.

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Postby BSharma » Mon Jan 26, 2004 6:19 am

For whatever it is worth, Saurav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid, Anju Bobby George (athletics), and Dilip Kumar Tirkey (hockey) were chosen for the Padma Shri award this year.

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Postby david » Mon Jan 26, 2004 10:34 am

Beenamol also got the award.

IMHO, Anjali Vedpathak should have got ahead of Beenamol. Earlier, she was overlooked for Khel ratna Award but Govt made amends to give both of them KR award. But once again Anjali was sidelined.

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Postby PKBasu » Fri Jan 30, 2004 1:35 pm

Abhinav Bindra won gold in a world-class shooting event in Germany. Good preparation for the Olympics:
http://in.rediff.com/sports/2004/jan/30shoot.htm

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Postby david » Fri Jan 30, 2004 5:15 pm

Congrats to Abhinav. A rare achievement. Hope he will produce consistent results to culminate in an olympic medal.

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Postby BSharma » Sun Feb 08, 2004 10:33 pm

Indian girls win the Asia Cup and qualify for the 2006 World Cup in hockey.

Final Standings:

1. India, 2. Japan, 3. China, 4. South Korea, 5. Kazakhstan, 6. Malaysia, 7. Singapore, 8. Sri Lanka.

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Postby david » Tue Feb 10, 2004 12:51 pm

India won a gold and a silver in the Dave Schultz Memorial International Wrestling Championship. (No wrestling thread so posting here)

May not be a big achievement but hope the matmen go all out to book more berths.

Greco Roman 55 kg: Mukesh Khatri, Gold
66kg, Gurbinder Singh, Silver

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Postby PKBasu » Fri Mar 26, 2004 6:41 pm

I suppose beating Pakistan in the ODI series in Pakistan qualifies as one of the sporting achievements of the year.

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Postby PKBasu » Sat Apr 17, 2004 2:53 pm

And beating Pakistan in Pakistan in a test series also qualifies as one of the sporting achievements of 2004 -- especially as it included India's first and second test wins in Pakistan ever (i.e., in fifty years of trying).


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