Olympics Day

North East India, June 23: On the occasion of International Olympics Day, we embark on an inspiring journey to explore the untold tales of glory scripted by the indomitable athletes from the northeastern lands of India.

With their sweat, tears, and unwavering determination, these sporting prodigies have not only made us proud but have also etched their names in the annals of Olympic history.

Let us take a look at the profiles of these Northeastern luminaries who have made us proud in the Olympics:

1. Mary Kom – Unleashing the Boxing Storm (Manipur):

One of the most renowned names in Indian sports, Mary Kom from Manipur, is a true icon of women’s boxing. Nicknamed “Magnificent Mary” she has carved a path of success in the boxing arena. Mary Kom has won several accolades throughout her career, including a bronze medal at the London Olympics in 2012. Her indomitable spirit and relentless pursuit of excellence continue to inspire aspiring athletes not just from the North East but from across the country.

2. Mirabai Chanu – Lifting Hopes, Forging History (Manipur):

Mirabai Chanu, also from Manipur, has made a significant impact in the field of weightlifting. With her exceptional strength and technique, she won a silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics in 2021. her achievement not only made her a national hero but also brought attention to the immense talent that exists in the North East region.

3. Hima Das – The Sprinting Enigma (Assam):

Hima Das, often referred to as the “Dhing Express” is a sprinter from Assam who has brought laurels to the nation. Her incredible speed and determination have earned her multiple gold medals in international competitions. Although she hasn’t won an Olympic medal yet, her remarkable performances have placed her among the elite athletes in the world. She serves as an inspiration to young athletes, particularly in the field of athletics.

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4. Lovlina Borgohain – Braveheart of the Boxing Ring (Assam):

Lovlina Borgohain, a boxer from Assam, showcased her skills and resilience at the Tokyo Olympics in 2021. She won a bronze medal in the welterweight category, becoming the first female boxer from Assam to achieve this feat. Their achievement of Lovlina not only adds to her personal glory but also motivates aspiring boxers from the North East to pursue their dreams.

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5. Dipa Karmakar – Defying Gravity, Conquering Heights (Tripura):

Dipa Karmakar, hailing from Tripura, is a trailblazer in the field of gymnastics. She made history by becoming the first Indian female gymnast to compete in the Olympic Games. Her remarkable performance at the Rio Olympics in 2016, where she finished fourth in the vault event, brought her widespread acclaim and recognition. Her unwavering dedication and fearless spirit have inspired a new generation of gymnasts in the North East and beyond.

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These champions from Northeast India, with their unwavering spirit and incredible talent, have not only elevated themselves to Olympian heights but have also kindled a fervor of passion and possibilities among their fellow countrymen.

Their extraordinary journeys remind us that greatness knows no boundaries and dreams know no limitations. As we commemorate International Olympics Day, let us celebrate the trailblazers from the Northeast who have captivated our hearts, forever inscribing their names in the tapestry of Olympic legends.

They remind us that amidst the diversity of our nation, the power to achieve greatness resides within each one of us, waiting to be unleashed upon the world.