INDEPENDENCE DAY SPECIAL: GOLDEN MOMENTS OF INDIAN SPORTS 

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Here are some special and golden moments of Indian sports, that will always be remembered by each and every Indian. It has been more than seven decades since Indian’s kick off Britishers out of India. After the independence as our growing and developing nation look forward, sports became an instrument of instant global recognition.  On this  Independence Day, we take a moment to define the sports glory of our nation.

 Some Special and Golden Moments of Indian Sports

1. INDIAN BATSMAN VIRENDRA SEHWAG SCORED HIS TRIPLE CENTURY

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One of the finest batsman of all time Sir Virendra Sehwag created a miracle at Multan, Pakistan in March 2004. He scored his triple century during the second day of the first test between Pakistan and India in Multan. The record was so high that only four batsmen from all over the world have reached that level. Sehwag is known as the inspiration of many youngsters. He plays very calmly and understands the situations very well. His triple hundred made India proud and glorified Indian Cricket.

2. 1948: INDEPENDENT INDIA’S FIRST OLYMPIC GOLD MEDAL

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The Indian Hockey team had already formed earlier but they had played under the British colonial rule so they started from the beginning in 1948 Olympics London. They form a new team, with the new coach, new team dress, new strategies.
The skill and ingenuity of all Indian Hockey players were at the full display as they had already won three gold medals at Olympic Games and in their round robin matches they edged out Netherland team by 2-1 and qualified for semi-finals. In their semifinals, they had a clash with newly formed country Pakistan. They beat them and entered into the finals where they fought with the British whom, India kicked off from there nation. In the final at Wembley, Balbir Singh set up a 4-0 thumping score, which was unbeatable and India won there first independent Gold at Olympic Games.

3. KD JADHAV WINS INDIA’S FIRST INDIVIDUAL OLYMPIC MEDAL

While hockey had made India proud in global sports. The country was trying to make itself better in other sports too. At the Helsinki Games, a Maharashtrian boy, KD Jadhav won a bronze medal and applied for Olympic Games to represent India. Jadhav had competed in the London Games in 1948 but failed to win a medal. But Jadhav didn’t loose hopes and prepared himself for the next Olympics. After four years Jadhav again competed in Olympics and Indian wrestler KD Jadhav won first ever individual Gold medal for Independent India.

4. INDIA WON FIFTH OLYMPIC GOLD IN HOCKEY

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After the independence, when India adopted hockey as there national game, they have proved it. The Indian Men hockey team was unbeatable in those days. They maintained there name at the top by winning the fifth gold for hockey in Olympics. India trashed Britain in the semi finals and fought with Netherlands for finale. In the finale India scored six goals while allowed opponents to score only one and won the match and gold by 6-1.
                     Yash Garg

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