@ 2010: India's best moments in sports

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 Vishwanathan Anand retained his World Championship title in May at Bulgaria. He defeated Veselin Topalov in the finals. (Reuters Photo)
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Vishwanathan Anand retained his World Championship title in May at Bulgaria. He defeated Veselin Topalov in the finals. (Reuters Photo)

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 MC Marykom, the woman boxer from Manipur and mother of two, won her fifth successive World Championship title in Barbados in the month of September. (AP Photo)
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MC Marykom, the woman boxer from Manipur and mother of two, won her fifth successive World Championship title in Barbados in the month of September. (AP Photo)

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 The cricket Asia Cup came back into India's lap after the Men in Blue beat Sri Lanka in the finals in June. (AFP Photo)
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The cricket Asia Cup came back into India's lap after the Men in Blue beat Sri Lanka in the finals in June. (AFP Photo)

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 The Indo-Pak tennis pair of Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi reached the finals of US Open and for their message of 'Stop War, Start Tennis', the duo also bagged the 'Arthur Ashe Humanitarian Of The Year' award. (AP Photo)
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The Indo-Pak tennis pair of Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi reached the finals of US Open and for their message of 'Stop War, Start Tennis', the duo also bagged the 'Arthur Ashe Humanitarian Of The Year' award. (AP Photo)

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 Bajrang Lal rowed India to its first gold in the rowing event at the Asian Games. He won the men's singles sculls event. (AP Photo)
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Bajrang Lal rowed India to its first gold in the rowing event at the Asian Games. He won the men's singles sculls event. (AP Photo)

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 The Indian hockey team celebrated back-to-back wins over arch-rivals Pakistan in men's hockey. India beat its estranged neighbours in the World Cup in February, Commonwealth Games in October and the Asian Games in November. (AP Photo)
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The Indian hockey team celebrated back-to-back wins over arch-rivals Pakistan in men's hockey. India beat its estranged neighbours in the World Cup in February, Commonwealth Games in October and the Asian Games in November. (AP Photo)

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 Football star Sunil Chhetri became the first Indian to play against Manchester United when he took field for the US Club Kansas City Wizards. The Wizards surprised the Red Devils with a 2-1 win. (Reuters Photo)
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Football star Sunil Chhetri became the first Indian to play against Manchester United when he took field for the US Club Kansas City Wizards. The Wizards surprised the Red Devils with a 2-1 win. (Reuters Photo)

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 Somdev Devvarman created history by winning the tennis gold in the men's singles category at the Asian Games, a first by an Indian. He also teamed up with Sanam Singh to win the men's doubles event. (AP Photo)
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Somdev Devvarman created history by winning the tennis gold in the men's singles category at the Asian Games, a first by an Indian. He also teamed up with Sanam Singh to win the men's doubles event. (AP Photo)

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 Gagan Narang became the new 'Goldfinger' for India with four golds in the Commonwealth Games shooting. (AP Photo)
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Gagan Narang became the new 'Goldfinger' for India with four golds in the Commonwealth Games shooting. (AP Photo)

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[caption id="attachment_778588"] India extended it's dominance in the international kabaddi arena with both the men and women teams winning gold at the Asian Games. The men won it for the sixth successive time while it was an inaugural event for the women. (AP Photo)[/caption]

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[caption id="attachment_778589"] The year 2010 was special in the context of Indian sports as India not only hosted the 19th Commonwealth Games in New Delhi but came up with its best showing in the CWG (2nd) in October and second-best in the Gunagzhou Asian Games (6th) in November. (AP Photo)[/caption]

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 The women's relay team set the track on fire when the quartet of Manjeet Kaur, Sini Jose, Mandeep Kaur and A C Ashwini won the 4x400m relay gold at the Commonwealth Games and the Asian Games. (AP Photo)
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The women's relay team set the track on fire when the quartet of Manjeet Kaur, Sini Jose, Mandeep Kaur and A C Ashwini won the 4x400m relay gold at the Commonwealth Games and the Asian Games. (AP Photo)

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 Ashish Kumar broke barriers and got India its first-ever gymnastic medal, both at the Commonwealth Games and the Asian Games. He won a bronze in floor exercise at both the events. (AP Photo)
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Ashish Kumar broke barriers and got India its first-ever gymnastic medal, both at the Commonwealth Games and the Asian Games. He won a bronze in floor exercise at both the events. (AP Photo)

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 Arjun Atwal conquered the Wyndham Championship in August, becoming the first Indian to win on the US PGA tour. (AP Photo)
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Arjun Atwal conquered the Wyndham Championship in August, becoming the first Indian to win on the US PGA tour. (AP Photo)

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 The World No. 1 Bhiwani boxer Vijender Singh shed his disappointment of a bronze in the Commonwealth Games with a gold in the Asian Games in China in the 75kg category. (AP Photo)
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The World No. 1 Bhiwani boxer Vijender Singh shed his disappointment of a bronze in the Commonwealth Games with a gold in the Asian Games in China in the 75kg category. (AP Photo)

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 Saina Nehwal became the world No. 2 by reaching the finals of the World Badminton Championships in Paris in August. She later took India to its best finish in the Commonwealth Games (second) by claiming gold in the women's singles event and was awarded the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award for 2010. (AP Photo)
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Saina Nehwal became the world No. 2 by reaching the finals of the World Badminton Championships in Paris in August. She later took India to its best finish in the Commonwealth Games (second) by claiming gold in the women's singles event and was awarded the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award for 2010. (AP Photo)

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 In September, Ronjan Sodhi was crowned the Double Trap World Champion in Turkey and later came up with a silver medal performance in the CWG and a 'golden' one in the Asian Games. (AP Photo)
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In September, Ronjan Sodhi was crowned the Double Trap World Champion in Turkey and later came up with a silver medal performance in the CWG and a 'golden' one in the Asian Games. (AP Photo)

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 Wrestler Sushil Kumar became the 66kg freestyle World Wrestling Champion in September and later won gold in the Commonwealth Games. (AP Photo)
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Wrestler Sushil Kumar became the 66kg freestyle World Wrestling Champion in September and later won gold in the Commonwealth Games. (AP Photo)

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 Virdhawal Khade was another won to re-write the history books when he won India a medal (bronze) in Asian Games swimming after a gap of 24 years since Khajan Singh achieved the feat in 1986. (AP Photo)
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Virdhawal Khade was another won to re-write the history books when he won India a medal (bronze) in Asian Games swimming after a gap of 24 years since Khajan Singh achieved the feat in 1986. (AP Photo)

  • First Published: November 30, 2010, 5:42 pm

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