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Can India win another silver or Gold this time?
« on: August 22, 2008, 06:25:50 AM »

......that will be decided within an hours time.....lets wish Vijender all the best!


'I am confident my son will beat the Cuban'
 
Onkar Singh in Bhiwani
 
 
 
August 22, 2008 09:23 IST

When Haryana boxer Vijender [Images] Kumar takes on Cuba's Emilio Correa Dayeaux on Friday, in the semi-finals of the 75 kg category in the boxing competition at the Olympics [Images], he will not only have the backing of his parents and village folk of Kaluwas in hometown Bhiwani but also all Indians praying for his success.

Vijender ensured another medal for India at the Beijing [Images] extravaganza when he beat Carlos Gongora of Ecuador in the quarter-finals on Wednesday.

"I am confident my son will live up to expectations and beat the Cuban," Vijender's mother Krishna Devi told rediff.com in an exclusive conversation on the eve of the fight.

Vijender's father Mahipal Beniwal, who works as a driver with Haryana Roadways, nods in agreement as his wife informs him that Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda's man is there to meet him.

Hooda has already announced the setting up of a boxing academy in Bhiwani, which has been put on the international map following Vijender's brilliant showing at the Games.

It is learnt that the Haryana government plans to spend over Rs 70 lakh to encourage children to take up boxing and wrestling.

Meanwhile, Vijender's family has put up shamiana outside their house for the stream of well-wishers and those wishing to watch Friday's showdown on television.

"He started boxing at the young age of 13. He would get up before us and go for practice," informs the proud mother. "Now that his SAI coach has taken over his training we are not aware of his schedule," she adds.

Beniwal is convinced that if children are encouraged at the local level India can do well in various Olympic disciplines.

"The children of village Kaluwas alone have won more than 127 medals at various levels. There is a sportsman in every family. I would say that this is the central place for producing good boxers," he says.

"By 2012, I am sure India will win many more medals, and all of them will come to Haryana athletes," adds a village elder, puffing hooka.

Vijender's mother is however not sure whether she will be able to receive her son at the Indira *hi [Images] International airport when he returns from Beijing.

"This is for the village elders to decide. I will be happy to meet him in peace at home. But I am now concentrating on worshipping the gods and praying for his victory. Once the match starts I will be glued to the television," she says.

Sure, she will not be the only one doing that. The entire nation is looking forward to the boxer throwing punches at his Cuban opponent and making it to the next round.

 
http://www.rediff.com/sports/2008/aug/22onkar.htm
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Re: Can India win another silver or Gold this time?
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2008, 06:29:51 AM »

"By 2012, I am sure India will win many more medals, and all of them will come to Haryana athletes," adds a village elder, puffing hooka.


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Re: Can India win another silver or Gold this time?
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2008, 06:32:07 AM »

"By 2012, I am sure India will win many more medals, and all of them will come to Haryana athletes," adds a village elder, puffing hooka.





Hope that happens..........although I am not going into the mad scramble for which medal goes to which State, as long as they come to India. :)
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Re: Can India win another silver or Gold this time?
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2008, 06:34:47 AM »

"By 2012, I am sure India will win many more medals, and all of them will come to Haryana athletes," adds a village elder, puffing hooka.





Hope that happens..........although I am not going into the mad scramble for which medal goes to which State, as long as they come to India. :)

If politicking, back biting, sniping or plotting the downfall of your own nation was a Olympic sport then the BCCI has got a lot of 100% gold medal prospects...
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Re: Can India win another silver or Gold this time?
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2008, 06:37:24 AM »

"By 2012, I am sure India will win many more medals, and all of them will come to Haryana athletes," adds a village elder, puffing hooka.





Hope that happens..........although I am not going into the mad scramble for which medal goes to which State, as long as they come to India. :)

If politicking, back biting, sniping or plotting the downfall of your own nation was a Olympic sport then the BCCI has got a lot of 100% gold medal prospects...

Even there, they may fail..........if that turns out to be an organised sport. :)
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Re: Can India win another silver or Gold this time?
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2008, 06:45:45 AM »

I did not stay awake to watch ODIs(neither do i plan to) ...but today I am going to watch the boxing match.Hopefully NBC Universal HD will still show the live boxing bouts.

go Vijendar go !!!
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Re: Can India win another silver or Gold this time?
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2008, 06:47:36 AM »

I did not stay awake to watch ODIs(neither do i plan to) ...but today I am going to watch the boxing match.Hopefully NBC Universal HD will still show the live boxing bouts.

go Vijendar go !!!
what time is it IST? I too plan on watching it.
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Re: Can India win another silver or Gold this time?
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2008, 06:50:01 AM »

I did not stay awake to watch ODIs(neither do i plan to) ...but today I am going to watch the boxing match.Hopefully NBC Universal HD will still show the live boxing bouts.

go Vijendar go !!!
what time is it IST? I too plan on watching it.

match will start in another 40 mins,beijing time 15:16 PM
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Re: Can India win another silver or Gold this time?
« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2008, 06:51:46 AM »

well in another 26 minutes!
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Re: Can India win another silver or Gold this time?
« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2008, 07:01:25 AM »

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Re: Can India win another silver or Gold this time?
« Reply #10 on: August 22, 2008, 07:26:18 AM »

The bout should be on now.
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Re: Can India win another silver or Gold this time?
« Reply #11 on: August 22, 2008, 07:29:15 AM »

Vijender down 2-0 in 1st round !!!  >:( >:(
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Re: Can India win another silver or Gold this time?
« Reply #12 on: August 22, 2008, 07:29:20 AM »

crowd shouting ..."maar vijendar maar"  .... ;D

commentators saying that he is unorthodox.... 1st round , kumar down 0-2
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Re: Can India win another silver or Gold this time?
« Reply #13 on: August 22, 2008, 07:30:36 AM »

Vijender down 2-0 in 1st round !!!  >:( >:(


bad news :(......the first round lead is very important!
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Re: Can India win another silver or Gold this time?
« Reply #14 on: August 22, 2008, 07:31:13 AM »

4-1 down in 2nd round  :( :( :(
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Re: Can India win another silver or Gold this time?
« Reply #15 on: August 22, 2008, 07:32:06 AM »

Gone!....it's a Bronze...countrymen! :(
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Re: Can India win another silver or Gold this time?
« Reply #16 on: August 22, 2008, 07:32:59 AM »

only the thoughts of BB can inspire him into some miracle now! :D
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Re: Can India win another silver or Gold this time?
« Reply #17 on: August 22, 2008, 07:33:10 AM »

good comeback - 4-3 down after 2 rounds

AAA FIRANGI AAA !!!!!!!
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Re: Can India win another silver or Gold this time?
« Reply #18 on: August 22, 2008, 07:34:48 AM »

somebody...wave the poster of Bipasha Basu infront of his eyes... :evil4:
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Re: Can India win another silver or Gold this time?
« Reply #19 on: August 22, 2008, 07:36:11 AM »

Down 7-3 after 3 rounds - lost 2 pts in final 10 secs

Vijender looking exhausted  :( :( :(
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Re: Can India win another silver or Gold this time?
« Reply #20 on: August 22, 2008, 07:39:15 AM »

somebody...wave the poster of Bipasha Basu infront of his eyes... :evil4:

good fight...Vijendar will definitely improve....next olympics !
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Re: Can India win another silver or Gold this time?
« Reply #21 on: August 22, 2008, 07:39:49 AM »

Vijender goes down 8-5 !!!

Alas - storybook comebacks are only in movies....  :( :( :(


Well Done Vijender !!  :icon_thumleft: :notworthy:

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Re: Can India win another silver or Gold this time?
« Reply #22 on: August 22, 2008, 07:40:12 AM »

wow - first time i ever saw a boxing match - what the heck!  - it is all over so soon!
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Re: Can India win another silver or Gold this time?
« Reply #23 on: August 22, 2008, 07:40:22 AM »

Goes down 8-5 tactically a poor fight
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Re: Can India win another silver or Gold this time?
« Reply #24 on: August 22, 2008, 07:45:17 AM »

Once, he is down 4-1.......it gets difficult to break the defense of the opponents....they just keep running around and wasting time. Only Akhil could come back in the last 16 stages..................but it is not always like that.
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Re: Can India win another silver or Gold this time?
« Reply #25 on: August 22, 2008, 08:04:22 AM »

Goes down 8-5 tactically a poor fight

lost focus in last 10 secs of 3rd round to lose 2 crucial pts and go down 7-3. 5-3 into the 4th would have been interesting.
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