‘No use of achievements,’ says TN paralympian rejected thrice for Dhyan Chand Award | The News Minute

Paralympian Ranjith Kumar is a disheartened man. In his 15-year sporting career, the athlete has bagged an amazing 74 national and international medals. Yet, despite a gloried sporting career, Ranjith has received little recognition from his country. This year, the 43-year-old athlete hailing from Madurai has been passed over for a Dhyan Chand Award for …

Nadia Nadim, the Denmark international who escaped the Taliban and become a true football trailblazer | The Independent

Like many of the women playing in the European Championships Nadia Nadim was introduced to football by her father, who brought home a ball when she was a little girl. The rest of her story, however, is unique, a tale of tragedy and triumph even Hollywood might balk at. Nadim will play for Denmark tonight …