JSW athletes shine bright at Glasgow
New Delhi, 6 August 2014: The JSW Sports Excellence Program (SEP), aimed at developing a rich talent pool across sporting disciplines in the country, had a stellar role to play in India’s fantastic Commonwealth Games showing in Glasgow.
As many as eight athletes mentored under the program returned with medals that included three gold, three silver and two bronze efforts. It was the wrestlers who led the charge with as many as seven out of the eight medals.
Parth Jindal, Director of JSW Sports said, “We are extremely proud of our athletes who have proved that India has the potential and will keep producing world class athletes if they are given the right backing and support. Our athletes are already reaping benefits of world-class facilities and their performance is proof enough.”
Grappler Amit Kumar, who won gold in the men’s 57-kg category beating Nigerian Ebikweminomo Welson 3-1 said the build-up to Glasgow played a vital role in his success at the Games.
“We didn’t have to worry about anything apart from doing well once on the mat. Knowing that everything is taken care of lets an athlete put his all into training and the event and that is exactly what happened at Glasgow. We now have our sights set on the upcoming Asian Games in Korea,” said Amit Kumar.
|Vinesh Phogat||Wrestling||48 Kg||Gold|
|Babita Kumari||Wrestling||55 Kg||Gold|
|Amit Kumar||Wrestling||51 Kg||Gold|
|Sushila Devi||Judo||48 Kg||Silver|
|Sakshi Kumar||Wrestling||58 Kg||Silver|
|Navjot Kaur||Wrestling||69 Kg||Bronze|
|Pawan Kumar||Wrestling||86 Kg||Bronze|
JSW Sports promotes excellence in the field of sports and offers high quality training and international exposure to athletes across five sports, namely Athletics, Boxing, Wrestling, Judo and Swimming.
It is giving athletes from the country an environment where their energies are focused on nothing but the sport. In taking care of the smallest detail with regards to the athletes, the SEP Program makes sure that the boundless talent the nation possesses in sport is showcased on the global field.
The athletes are given an opportunity to train and compete across the globe, which enhances exposure. It currently trains 32 athletes pan India, comprising of young talent coupled with established athletes, as we strive to lead an evolution of sports development and place India on the world map of Olympic sports.
JSW Group, Mumbai (India)