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Commonwealth Games

Deepika Kumari, Archer

Feisty Achievers: Deepika Kumari

Text by Tina Dastur. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

For her keen eye and steady hand that won her two gold medals at the Commonwealth Games in 2010 and landed her a berth at the 2016 Rio Olympics
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Apurvi Chandela, Rifle Shooter, winner of gold medal at 2014 Commonwealth Games and 2016 Swedish Cup Grand Prix

Feisty Achievers: Apurvi Chandela

Text by Tina Dastur

For winning gold medals in the 10-metre air rifle events at the 2014 Commonwealth Games and 2016 Swedish Cup Grand Prix, with record scores
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Saina Nehwal, Badminton Player

Inspirational Icons: Saina Nehwal

Text by Zaral Shah. Illustrations by Pratap Chalke

"I am the same person on and off the courts. My temperament is very cool"
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Dipa Karmakar, Gymnast

Winners’ Circle: Dipa Karmakar

Text by Huzan Tata. Illustrations by Pratap Chalke

For mastering the Produnova vault and becoming the talk of the nation after the last Olympics
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Gagan Narang, Indian shooter

Guns Glory

Text by Shraddha Jahagirdar-Saxena. Photographs by Sameer Belvalkar

From aiming at balloons at fairs as a child to gunning down records and shooting for medals for his country, 27-year-old Gagan Narang has done himself and India proud. In an exchange with Verve, the sharpshooter unwinds about the passion that drives him to pursue excellence
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