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

Born Bombay (Now Mumbai), 1 October 1938
Nicknamed ‘Bombay Tiger’, Michael Ferreira, four times world Billiards champion, was a rebel with a cause during his playing days. In 1981, after winning the world title for a second time, he was offered the Padma Shri while Sunil Gavaskar was conferred with the more prestigious Padma Bhushan. His reply to the Government of India letter was, “My achievements in Billiards are in no way inferior to that of Sunil Gavaskar’s in Cricket. If he deserves a Padma Bhushan, I do too. The Government should treat all games equally.” He refused to accept the award. Throughout his career as a sportsman and later as a columnist, Ferreira has espoused the cause of better facilities for sports other than Cricket.
After he won the world amateur Billiards title for a third time in 1983, the Government of India conferred on Ferreira the Padma Bhushan. He had earlier won the Maharashtra Government’s Shiv Chhatrapati Award in 1970, and the Government of India’s Arjuna Award in 1971.
Ferreira is a lawyer by profession. An alumnus of St. Joseph’s Public School, Darjeeling, he started playing Billiards in 1954 and made his international debut in 1964 in New Zealand. There he finished a close third, losing narrowly to Wilson Jones of India, the ultimate winner and to Jack Karnehm, the runner-up by only 6 points. He was the bridesmaid at London in 1969, despite a record break of 629, and again at Bombay in 1973 and at Auckland in 1975.
Ferreira won the world amateur Billiards championship for the first time at Melbourne in 1977, with the highest break of 519. He followed that triumph with the world open Billiards championship title at Christchurch, New Zealand, completing a unique double. He had proved his worth against the best players from the amateur as well as professional world of Billiards.
In December 1978, he created history by becoming the first amateur to cross the 1000 point barrier by making a new world record break of 1149 in the national championships. He won the world amateur title again in 1981 at New Delhi with a top break of 630, a world record under the three-pot rule.
Ferreira’s exploits at the national and international levels has given a tremendous shot-in-the-arm to cue sports in India, and he has been a role model to the fresh crop of youngsters, including Geet Sethi, who have kept the country’s flag flying high in international competitions. He drives a Cielo, because he ‘loves big cars’, likes good food and wine, and his favourite pastime is reading, writing and listening to western classical music.

Liked This Fitness Tip? Then Rate It.

 Select A


Terms of Use | Site Map | Privacy Policy | Testimonials | Feedback | About Us | Contact Us |  Link to Us | Links | Advertise with Us
Copyright © 2014 All Rights Reserved.