Name: Neil Armstrong
DOB: 5th Aug 1930
Died: 25 Aug 2012
Occupation: Navel Aviator , Test Pilot
Time in Space: 8 Days, 14Hours, 12 Minutes & 31 Seconds
Photo Courtesy: wikipedia
The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency erased 14 years of Lance Armstrong’s career on Friday including his record seven Tour de France titles and banned him for life from the sport that made him a hero to millions of cancer survivors after concluding he used banned substances.
USADA said it expected cycling’s governing body to take similar action, but the International Cycling Union was measured in its response, saying it first wanted a full explanation on why Armstrong should relinquish titles he won from 1999 through 2005.
The Amaury Sport Organization that runs the world’s most prestigious cycling race said it would not comment until hearing from USADA and the UCI.
Armstrong, who retired a year ago, said Thursday that he would no longer challenge USADA. He denied again that he ever took banned substances in his career.
– Curtsy NDTV
DOB: 1st March 1983
Birth Place: Kangathei, Manipur India
Height: 5ft 2 in
Weight: 51 kg
|Competitor for India|
|Women’s World Amateur Boxing Championships|
|Gold||2010 Bridgetown||48 kg|
|Gold||2008 Ningbo City||46 kg|
|Gold||2006 New Delhi||46 kg|
|Gold||2005 Podolsk||46 kg|
|Gold||2002 Antalya||45 kg|
|Silver||2001 Scranton||45 kg|
|Asian Women’s Boxing Championship|
|Indoor Asian Games|
* Kom initially tried to hide her interest in boxing from her family, since it was not considered a suitable sport for a woman. However, after her victory in the Manipur state women’s boxing championship in 2000, her career became public.
* Kom began competing at the international level at the age of 18, only a year after she started boxing.
*On 3 October 2010, she, along with Vijender Singh, had the honour of bearing the Queen’s Baton in its opening ceremony run in the stadium for the 2010 Commonwealth Games of Delhi.
*She is married to K Onler Kom and has twin sons, Rechungvar and Khupneivar.
Name: Usain Bolt
DOB: 21 August 1986
Residence: Kingston, Jamaica
Height: 6ft 5 in
Weight: 94 kg
Sports: Tracks and Sprints
|Competitor for Jamaica|
|Gold||2012 London||100 m|
|Gold||2008 Beijing||100 m|
|Gold||2008 Beijing||200 m|
|Gold||2008 Beijing||4×100 m relay|
|Gold||2011 Daegu||200 m|
|Gold||2011 Daegu||4×100 m relay|
|Gold||2009 Berlin||100 m|
|Gold||2009 Berlin||200 m|
|Gold||2009 Berlin||4×100 m relay|
|Silver||2007 Osaka||200 m|
|Silver||2007 Osaka||4×100 m relay|
|World Athletics Final|
|Gold||2009 Thessaloniki||200 m|
|Gold||2005 Nassau||200 m|
|World Junior Championships|
|Gold||2002 Kingston||200 m|
|Silver||2002 Kingston||4×100 m relay|
|Silver||2002 Kingston||4×400 m relay|
|Pan American Junior Championships|
|Gold||2003 Bridgetown||200 m|
|Silver||2003 Bridgetown||4×100 m relay|
|CARIFTA Games (Junior)|
|Gold||2004 Hamilton||200 m|
|Gold||2004 Hamilton||4×100 m relay|
|Gold||2004 Hamilton||4×400 m relay|
|Gold||2003 Port of Spain||200 m|
|Gold||2003 Port of Spain||400 m|
|Gold||2003 Port of Spain||4×100 m relay|
|Gold||2003 Port of Spain||4×400 m relay|
|World Youth Championships|
|Gold||2003 Sherbrooke||200 m|
|CAC Junior Championships (Youth)|
|Gold||2002 Bridgetown||200 m|
|Gold||2002 Bridgetown||400 m|
|Gold||2002 Bridgetown||4×100 m relay|
|Gold||2002 Bridgetown||4×400 m relay|
|CARIFTA Games (Youth)|
|Gold||2002 Nassau||200 m|
|Gold||2002 Nassau||400 m|
|Gold||2002 Nassau||4×400 m relay|
|Competitor for the Americas|
|Silver||2006 Athens||200 m|
* Usain St. Leo Bolt, born 21 August 1986), is a Jamaican sprinter and a five-time World and four-time Olympic gold medalist.
*Bolt was born on 21 August 1986 in Sherwood Content,a small town in Trelawny, Jamaica, and grew up with his parents, Wellesley and Jennifer Bolt, his brother Sadeeki,and his sister Sherine.
*Bolt is one of only 8 athletes, (along with Valerie Adams, Veronica Campbell-Brown, Jacques Freitag, Yelena Isinbayeva, Jana Pittman, Dani Samuels) to win world championships at the youth, junior, and senior level of an athletic event.
I was slowing down long before the finish and wasn’t tired at all. I could have gone back to the start and done it all over again.
—Usain Bolt’s thoughts on his 100m sprint at the 2008 Olympics, published in his autobiography Usain Bolt 9.58
Name: Michael Fred Phelps II
DOB: 30th June 1985
Height: 6 foot 4 inch
Weight: 88 Kg
Strokes: Back Stroke, Butterfly,
Free Style, Individual Medley
Clubs: North Baltimore Aquatic Club
|Competitor for the United States|
|Gold||2004 Athens||100 m butterfly|
|Gold||2004 Athens||200 m butterfly|
|Gold||2004 Athens||200 m medley|
|Gold||2004 Athens||400 m medley|
|Gold||2004 Athens||4×200 m freestyle|
|Gold||2004 Athens||4×100 m medley|
|Gold||2008 Beijing||200 m freestyle|
|Gold||2008 Beijing||100 m butterfly|
|Gold||2008 Beijing||200 m butterfly|
|Gold||2008 Beijing||200 m medley|
|Gold||2008 Beijing||400 m medley|
|Gold||2008 Beijing||4×100 m freestyle|
|Gold||2008 Beijing||4×200 m freestyle|
|Gold||2008 Beijing||4×100 m medley|
|Gold||2012 London||100 m butterfly|
|Gold||2012 London||200 m medley|
|Gold||2012 London||4×200 m freestyle|
|Gold||2012 London||4×100 m medley|
|Silver||2012 London||200 m butterfly|
|Silver||2012 London||4×100 m freestyle|
|Bronze||2004 Athens||200 m freestyle|
|Bronze||2004 Athens||4×100 m freestyle|
* Phelps began swimming at the age of seven, partly because of the influence of his sisters and partly to provide him with an outlet for his energy.
*While training, Michael needs an Olympic sized breakfast! He eats two egg-and-cheese sandwiches, a bowl of grits, a large omelet and a tall stack of chocolate chip pancakes.
* In November 2004, at the age of 19, Phelps was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol in Salisbury, Maryland. He pleaded guilty to driving while impaired the following month and was granted probation before judgment and ordered to serve 18 months’ probation, fined $250, obligated to speak to high school students about drinking and driving and had to attend a Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) meeting.
*After the 2008 Olympics, Phelps used his $1-million Speedo bonus to set up the Michael Phelps Foundation. His foundation focuses on growing the sport of swimming and promoting healthier lifestyles
* Phelps became a superstar at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece, winning eight medals (including six gold), tying with Soviet gymnast Aleksandr Dityatin (1980) for the most medals in a single Olympic Games. Phelps scored the first of six gold medals on August
* With 39 world records (29 individual, 10 relay) as of December 19, 2009, Phelps has set more records than any other swimmer, surpassing Mark Spitz’s previous record of 33 world records (26 individual, 7 relay)
Phelps has also received the following awards:
Name: Vijender Singh Beniwal
DOB: 29 October 1985
Birth Place: Kaluwas, Bhiwani Distt, Haryana
Occupation: Boxer (Middleweight) , Policeman
Spouse: Archana Singh
Height: 182 cm
Awards by Government of India: Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratan Award, Arjun Award, Padam Shri.
|Competitor for India|
|World Amateur Boxing Championships|
* Singh’s interest in boxing was inspired by his brother, who took up the sport in 1996 and was able to gain a place in the Indian Army in 1998 on the strength of his boxing ability.
* Coming from a poor family, it was one of the main avenues to get a job.Supported by his parents, who did not insist that he prioritise his education after they realised his sporting talent, what began for Singh as a pastime became his career.
Thanks to the media, people have started taking boxing seriously over the past two years. Everyone knows my name now because my achievements have been highlighted. Lekin boxing ka toh kuch promotion hi nahin hota India mein. (But boxing is still not promoted in India!) We don’t have boxing academies, we don’t even have proper boxing rings. I have lost count of the times I have approached the government and the sporting authorities for support, but nothing has happened. […] In this country, everyone is hung up on cricket. Forget about boxing, India is doing so well in other sports too. Saina Nehwal is a great badminton player, the Indian tennis team has just won a Davis Cup tie, lekin hamare liye support kahan hai? (but where is the support for all of us?)
* Vijender has qualified to represent India at the London 2012 Olympic Games.