Sporting Greats of Our Generation

November 30th, 2006 12:16 pm by Mizopa

Come to think of it, we must be the most priviledged generation to see legends/ sports greats during their times. To name some of them:

– Tennis: Roger Federer, and to an extent, Pete Sampras. On the women’s side, Steffi Graf and Martina. Also, the great Indian doubles pair of Leader Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi.
– Basketball: Michael Jordan
– Golf: Tiger Woods
– Racing: Michael Schumacher (I miss Ayrton Senna, maybe some of you were lucky enough to see him race)
– Football: Maradona (although the earlier generation saw Pele)
– Cycling: Lance Armstrong
– Pole Vault: Sergei Bubka

These are people who have dominated their sport and were head and shoulders above the others like no one else in the history of the game, and arguably, we may not have another like them. Even if our generation is one where we are privileged to have the media and thus, ‘live coverage’, the statistics of these players are such that media or no, they are the ones synonymous with the sport, except Federer at the moment as compared to Sampras, but he still has a few good years of tennis in him to work on those statistics.

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29 Responses to “Sporting Greats of Our Generation”

  1. 1
    virgochhas Says:

    Pete Sampras, Steffi Graf, Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, Schumi
    awi awi awi

    :D

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    BlackWhite Says:

    Trivia: Do you know that India has always produced world class tennis players since the 1960’s?

    60’s – Ramanathan Krishnan : reached the Wimbledon semi-finals (losing to eventual champion Neale Fraser).
    70’s and 80’s : Ramesh Krishnan (s/o Ramanathan Krishnan) and Vijay Amritraj. Remember when they took India to the Finals of the Davis Cup (World Stage, eventually losing to Sweden under Stefen Edberg)?
    90’s: Leandar Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi.
    This Decade: Sania Mirza.

    :)

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  3. 3
    virgochhas Says:

    Zoramthang – 3rd position on boxing…

    :)

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  4. 4
    3x Says:

    Don’t leave out

    Valentino Rossi – 5 times MotoGP champion

    the greatest motorcycle racer of all time, according to many pundits.

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  5. 5
    rosy Says:

    a lo nih tak hi

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  6. 6
    virgochhas Says:

    Remsanga “archery”

    hihi…

    Jenny – boxer

    U-Robert – boxer (a thi toh)

    tunge dang leh ooo….

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  7. 7
    father_sphinx Says:

    Remkimi – Taekwondo
    Samuel Lalrozama – Kick Boxing

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  8. 8
    virgochhas Says:

    Ngurthangvela fapa – Wushu (spell dik em :D )

    tunge Ngurthangvela fapa hming hria le….

    :)

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  9. 9
    superstrr Says:

    Ngurthalgvela fapa name is Duhkima

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  10. 10
    superstrr Says:

    Ngurthangvela fapa name is Duhkima

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  11. 11
    father_sphinx Says:

    Mapuia ni ang lolz…..Mapuia of Zephyr hi NgTV-a’n ka fapa a tih thin kha….kkkk

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  12. 12
    virgochhas Says:

    thankx super…

    :)

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  13. 13
    lovingangel Says:

    hehehe superstrr sap hming a neih kha Robert ni ta in ka hria

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  14. 14
    virgochhas Says:

    lovingangel poh hi tlangval hming directory ang mai

    lolz

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  15. 15
    superstrr Says:

    a sap hming lam em hre turin ka hre ril ve lova :D

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  16. 16
    lovingangel Says:

    hihihi…Ngtv h chu ka lo chhui ve nasa lom, Tv research hi neih reng tur :D

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  17. 17
    dear_diary Says:

    I heard he passed away last year. news loh ve theih khawp mai.

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  18. 18
    J Says:

    Ayrton Senna kha maw? God, he was beautiful! *drool*

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  19. 19
    shylawz Says:

    H.Laldinsanga (Mapuia) mizoram atanga india junior basketball team-a khel thei hmasa ber…ngaihsan awm fu ni :)

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  20. 20
    Goldmember Says:

    sania mirza is not a world class player.. world class wud be top twenty for me…. and even then the top ten are the only really good players :)

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  21. 21
    virgochhas Says:

    3x,

    but Nicky Hayden won this year

    *muahahahhahahhahaha*

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  22. 22
    scorpio Says:

    Sampras was, is, and will be THE BEST!

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  23. 23
    BlackWhite Says:

    No, Roger Federer was, is, and will be THE BEST! hehe

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  24. 24
    virgochhas Says:

    No…itz Pete Sampras

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  25. 25
    cowboy Says:

    hmm duhkima mi kha chuan hruaikima bronze medalist kha world championship ah mahse thi tohvirgochhas wrote:

    Ngurthangvela fapa – Wushu (spell dik em )
    tunge Ngurthangvela fapa hming hria le….
    :)

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  26. 26
    cowboy Says:

    african ho hi moto gp mo f1 tel thrin an om ttoh em hria in om m

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  27. 27
    tiger Says:

    tony currie and alan woodward of sheffield united fc..my boyhood heroes..ace footballers..i know many mizo girls love emmanuel petit these recent years..tiger

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  28. 28
    sista_gal Says:

    Samuel Lalrozama (kickboxing)… sas top bok :-)

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  29. 29
    das_a Says:

    baichung bhutia ka ti ve tlats…

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