Sports Personalities in Ranchi

Mahendra Singh Dhoni, India's cricket captain is the star player from Ranchi. Ranchi is also the home of some of India's and world's best archers and boxers.
                                                                      

                                                                                                       Woman Boxer from Ranchi

Boxing:                               


Aruna Mishra, Lakshmi Padia, Nitu Kumari, N.Swanapriya, Sushma Kumari, Taruna Mishra, M.Mandakini are women boxers who have made Jharkhand proud with their feats.

Mountaineering:


Premlata Agarwal is the oldest Indian woman to have scaled Mount Everest at the age of 48 years. She was awarded Padma Shri by Government of India in 2013.
                 
                                                                                     Archery Athlete from Ranchi

Archery: 


Purnima Mahato has won many laurels in archery and is presently the coach of Indian Archery Team. Deepika Kumari is another name to reckon with. She is the  number 1 player in Women Re curve archery. Dola Banerjee and Bombayala Devi have been ace archers too. Reena Kumari represented India in 2004 Summer Olympics. Mangal Singh Champia won bronze medal in the team competition in Asian Games in 2006. He was honoured with Arjuna Award by President of India in 2009. 
                                                                                                     
                                                                                                   Hockey Player from Ranchi

Hockey: 


Subhadra Pradhan is member of Women's National Field Hockey team and hails from Jharkhand state. Michael Kindo was in the team which won World Cup for India in 1975. Jaipal Singh Munda was the captain of the team which won gold in the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam.
                                                                        

                                                                       
Woman Hockey Player from Ranchi

Chess:

Deep Sengupta was ranked 4th in Indian Chess Championship 2012.
Chess Player from Ranchi





Sports has always occupied a special place in the daily routine of youth in Ranchi. Some train in a sport of their choice for exercising, some pursue sports as a hobby while more talented players chalk out a career in the field of sports.

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