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Nasser Hussain
Vijay Hazare
Vivian Richards
Great Sportsmen Aren't Perfect!
Farokh Engineer
Gundappa Viswanath
Glenn McGrath
Andy Roberts
Rahul Dravid
Kapildev Nikhanj
Syed Kirmani
Doug Walters
Fergie Gupte
Ladhabhai N. Amar Singh
Imran Khan Niazi
Adam Craig Gilchrist
VVS Laxman
Vishwanath's Humour
Geoff Boycott
Anil Kumble
On the other side of a slump is victory!
Richie Benaud
Shane Keith Warne
Kumar Shri Ranjitsinhji
Sir Donald George Bradman
Dilip Narayan Sardesai
Frank Mortimer Maglinne Worrell
Are you a Winner or a Quitter?
Garfield St. Aubrun Sobers
Dennis Keith Lillee
Sir Len
Summer Tips
Myth No. 10
Myth No. 9
Myth No. 8
Myth No. 7
Sir Neville Cardus
Dilip Balwant Vengsarkar
Myth No 6
Focus on Dreams
Martina Navratilova
Stephen Rodger Waugh
Myth No. 5
David Gower's Curry
Practice to Perfect!
Bhagwat Subramaniam Chandrasekhar
Myth No. 4
Myth No. 3
Failure
Anju George
Sanjay Vijay Manjrekar
Myth No. 2
Steffi Graf
Arthur Mailey
Laws of Success in Sport
Lala Amarnath
Myth No. 1
Sachin Slogs, but Smiles too!
Mansur Ali Khan of Pataudi
Mulvantrai Himatlal 'Vinoo' Mankad
Building Muscles
Intimidating Opponents
Muhammad Ali
Baichung Bhutia
Sandeep Madhusudan Patil
Finding Time
Derek Randall
Ronaldo
Sanath Jayasuriya
Stretching
Step outside comfort zone
Chris Evert-Mills
Ajit Laxman Wadekar
Stay in the Present
Pahelam Ratanji Umrigar
Pele
John McEnroe
Lance Armstrong
Marion Jones
Tiger Woods
Bob Beamon
Flexibility
Speed and Agility
Heart Endurance
Muscle Endurance
Muscle Power
Muscle Strength
Wilma Rudolph
Teofilo Stevenson
Sergei Bubka
Raymond Ewry
P.T.Usha
Paavo Nurmi
Naim Suleimanov
Nadia Comaneci
Milo of Kroton
Milkha Singh
Mark Spitz
Leander Paes
Lasse Viren
Johnny Weissmuller
Jim Thorpe
Jesse Owens
James B. Connolly
Irina Kirzenstein
Greg Louganis
Florence Griffith Joyner
Fanny Blankers-Koen
Emil Zatopek
Edwin Moses
Dick Fosbury
Dhyan Chand
Dawn Fraser
Daley Thompson
Carl Lewis
Bob Beamon
Babe Didrikson
Al Oerter
Abebe Bikila
Dhanraj Pillay
David Beckham
Serena Williams
Steve Ovett
Alec Bedser
Donald Bradman
You are Your Dreams
Leander Paes
Viswanathan Anand
Prakash Padukone
Sunil Gavaskar
Alan Knott
Godfrey Evans
Jeffrey Thomson
Mohinder Amarnath
Clive Lloyd
Javagal Srinath
Stanley McCabe
Michael Ferreira
Sourav Ganguly
Sachin Tendulkar
Trueman's Wit
Jesse Owens
Fred Spofforth & the Ashes
Enthusiasm
Inspirational Poem
Dhyan Chand

Marion Jones


Sprint Queen, Marion Jones who now lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, was born in Los Angeles on the 12th of October 1975. 5’11” tall, she is the only female athlete to have won five medals in a single Olympic Games. She won three golds (100m, 200m, 4x400m) and two bronzes (Long Jump and 4x400m) at Sydney in 2000.
Ms Jones won the 200-metre and 4x100-metre (for the second time) world titles in 2001and retained the 100-metre world title in 2002. She also holds four of the five best times recorded in the world for the 100-metre sprint event. In 2002, Jones earned a share of the IAAF Golden League Jackpot for the third time in her career (1998, 2001 and 2002) for her seven wins on the circuit in the 100-metre sprint. She ended the 2002 campaign undefeated for the first time in her career. She was flawless with 16 wins in the 100m, four in the 200m and one in the 400m.
Ms Jones was an outstanding basketball player while at North Carolina College, whom she helped to win the NCAA title. In 1996, however, while preparing for the World University Games with the US team, she broke a bone in her foot and had to sit out the 1996 season. She says she was inspired to take up athletics after she watched the 1984 Olympics and the late Florence Griffith-Joyner (Flo-Jo) run the sprint events. Her national high school record in the 200 metres is still intact.
Ms Jones is a graduate in journalism and mass communications and made her broadcasting debut at the Grand Prix US Indoor Athletic Championships and at the US Open. She also commentated during important basketball events, and the Winter Olympics for NBC and CBS. She was featured on the covers of ‘Vogue’ and ‘Ebony’ in 2001.
Ms Jones, recipient of the USATF Jesse Owens Award in1997, 1998 and 2002, was married to shot putter J.C. Hunter, but the two separated a couple of years back. She now lives with ace sprinter Tim Montgomery, and has temporarily stopped training because she is expecting a baby in a few months time. She has promised to commence her preparations for the Athens Games by May 2004. Ms. Jones says that the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games will be her last.


last updated on: 7/1/2003

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