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Since emerging into the public eye with a historic gold medal at the junior world championships in 2016, he has maintained a high level of performance

India celebrated a historic day on August 7, as 23-year-old Neeraj Chopra became the first Indian to win an Olympic gold medal in athletics. In the men's javelin throw event, he achieved his greatest triumph, throwing the javelin 87.58 meters on his second try.

Neeraj Chopra was born on December 24, 1997, in Khandra village in Haryana's Panipat district. He grew up in a Haryanavi family of farmers. He is the brother of two sisters. He graduated from Dayanand Anglo-Vedic College in Chandigarh and is now enrolled in Lovely Professional University in Jalandhar, Punjab, pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree. Chopra was bullied due to his obesity as a kid, which prompted his father to enroll him in a nearby gym. He then joined a gym in Panipat, where Jaiveer Choudhary, a javelin thrower, noticed his potential and coached him. When the 13-year-old Chopra finished training under Jaiveer for a year, he was enrolled at the Tau Devi Lal Sports Complex in Panchkula, where he began training under coach Naseem Ahmed.

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I give a lot of importance to sports and how it has shaped my life and made me the kind of person I am. It gives you a self-belief in your own capability... What you can do and what you're good at."

Milind Soman is known to set benchmarks every day with his fitness goals. At 55, the sporty actor can give all the health aficionados a run for their money. Recently, the actor-model had embarked upon an eight-day run of 416 km run from Mumbai to the Statue of Unity in Gujarat. Milind has broken many stereotypes in his life. From bold photoshoots in his early modeling days to running marathons barefoot, he has done it all.
In a candid conversation with IANS, Milind says: "I give a lot of importance to sports and how it has shaped my life and made me the kind of person I am. It gives you a self-belief in your own capability... What you can do and what you're good at."

Sportsperson - Milind Soman In life, people doubt so much like, 'am I doing the right thing?' I think when you do sports, you understand your body, mind, and spirit. Wikimedia

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While the way we travel now has definitely changed, the urge to explore the world continues to exist even more today.

With border restrictions easing and vaccination programmes slowly gaining momentum, Booking.com launches the Booking Explorers campaign to celebrate the spirit of travel through the lens of renowned adventures, leaders and trailblazers across Asia Pacific. As part of this campaign, the travel platform has announced Grand Slam Champion Sania Mirza as its India Explorer. Sania along with other leading personalities from Asia Pacific will be sharing their most treasured travel memories to re-ignite travel inspiration and remind us of the transformational impact travel has on our lives, as we dream of our own return to travel.

Commenting on the campaign and her association with Booking.com, Sania Mirza said "I am thrilled to come onboard as an explorer for Booking.com's Explorers campaign, through which I got to reminisce my travel memories. My love for travel only came into existence because of my love for tennis. Travel has played a fundamental role in my life and my career since my childhood and will continue to do so in the years to come. While the way we travel now has definitely changed, the urge to explore the world continues to exist even more today."

Sania Mirza She said "My love for travel only came into existence because of my love for tennis."

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Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo waves at the end of a Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Bologna, at the Allianz Stadium in Turin Italy (FILE photo Oct 19, 2019)

Soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is heading back to England to play for the team where he became a legend.

Manchester United said Friday that it had reached an agreement to bring the 36-year-old Portuguese forward back to Old Trafford, where the storied club plays.

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