OGQ Impact

Mary Kom

How OGQ made a difference

OGQ Sports science team ensured that Mary moved up two weight categories from 46kg to 51kg smoothly through the advice of nutritionist Dr. Niti Desai. OGQ found a world class coach in Charles Atkinson for Mary and he really helped her with better strategy against taller and stronger opponents. Arranged 4 training camps in Pune and one in Liverpool under Charles in coordination with IABF which were fully funded by Sports Ministry Dr. Nikhil Latey, head of the OGQ Sports Medicine team has been with Mary throughout the last 2 years helping her with fitness, recovery and strength Arranged for travel and accommodation for domestic tournaments


Gagan Narang

How OGQ made a difference

Personal physio at the pre-Olympic training camp at Hannover and at the London Olympics Sent abroad with personal coach to test and purchase world class ammunition. OGQ Mental trainer Vaibhav Agashe worked with Gagan to help him improve his focus and mental strength

Saina Nehwal

How OGQ made a difference

OGQ arranged for a high end personal treadmill for Saina at her home to help maintain her fitness. OGQ had a full time physiotherapist accompanying Saina for all tournaments for the past 3 years. OGQ also paid the hotel expenses for Saina, her personal coach and physiotherapist during the London Olympics as the Olympic Games Village was very far from the Badminton venue.

Vijay Kumar

How OGQ made a difference

Purchase of World class air pistol, ammunition and accessories for his pistolRegular medical assessment and nutritional assistanceArrangement of travel and accommodation for domestic tournaments

Jitu Rai

OGQ started supporting Jitu Rai in February 2014. Jitu was performing consistently well at domestic tournaments. OGQ research team identified Jitu – consistent good performances in international tournaments between January 2013 to January 2014 where Jitu finished in Top 15 in 78 % of the tournaments that he played.
In 2014 Jitu won an unprecedented 7 international medals thus being the most consistent Indian athlete in any sport.

OGQ’s role in the success story

World class equipment – OGQ provided Jitu the best equipment for both his events the 10 m Air Pistol and 50 m Free Pistol. Along with these, Jitu was also provided the best accessories and latest software to analyse his performances in training
Support staff – Jitu worked with a personal physiotherapist and sports psychologist who helped him focus better and be in top physical condition for competition. Jitu thus became one of the fittest Indian shooters winning 3 world cup medals in a period of just 9 days in 2014

Achievements

World Cup – Munich 2014 – Silver – 10 m Air Pistol
World Cup – Maribor 2014 – Silver – 50 m Free Pistol
World Cup – Munich 2014 – Gold – 10 m Air Pistol
Commonwealth Games 2014 – Gold – 50 m Free Pistol
World Championships 2014 – Silver and Olympic quota – 50 m Free Pistol
Asian Games 2014 – Gold – 50 m Free Pistol
World Cup, Changwon 2015 – Bronze – 10 m Air Pistol

P V Sindhu

P.V. Sindhu is one of the shining stars of Indian badminton. Sindhu, daughter of former International Volleyball player and 1986 Asian Games bronze Medallist PV Ramana, has already cracked top 10 in the World Rankings. She became the first Indian female player to win a medal at the World Championships in China in 2013. She beat top Chinese shuttlers Yihan Wang and Shixian Wang to reach the semi-finals and win the Bronze medal. She repeated this feat at the 2014 World Championships in Denmark becoming the first Indian to win 2 world championship medals. Sindhu is a an Arjuna Awardee and a recipient of the Padma Shri.

OGQ’s role in the success story

  • Personal Physiotherapist and sports psychologist at the Gopichand Academy
  • Sponsored her trip to international tournaments
  • Purchased specialized gym equipments for Gopichand Academy
  • 2 sparring partners at the Gopichand Academy where Sindhu trains. This ensured that she got focused sparring.
  • Video analysis equipment
  • Funded the trip of Sindhu’s mother for international tournaments to accompany young Sindhu

Major Achievements

  • Bronze – World Championships 2013, China
  • Bronze – World Championships 2014, Denmark
  • Bronze, medalist – Commonwealth Games, Glasgow 2014
  • Bronze (Team) – Asian Games 2014, Incheon
  • Winner – Macau Grand Prix Gold – 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Runner up – Denmark Super Series Premier 2015
  • Winner, Malaysian Grand Prix Gold, Kuala Lumpur, 2013
  • Semi-finalist, Indian Open Super Series, New Delhi, 2013
  • Runner Up, Syed Modi Indian Grand Prix Gold, Lucknow, 2012
  • Semi-Finalist, China Masters Super Series, Changzhou, 2012
  • Winner, Asian Junior Championships, Gimcheon, 2012
  • Semi-Finalist, Malaysian Grand Prix Gold, Malaysia, 2012
  • Winner, Tata Open International Challenge, Mumbai, 2011
  • Winner, Swiss International Challenge, Bern, 2011
  • Runner up, Dutch Open Grand Prix, Almere, 2011
  • Winner, Commonwealth Youth Games, Isle of Man, 2011
  • Winner, Indonesia International Challenge, Surabaya, 2011
  • Winner, Maldives International Challenge, Maldives, 2011
  • Bronze Medalist, Asian U-19 Championships, Lucknow, 2011

Deepika Kumari

Deepika Kumari is undoubtedly the star of Indian Archery. The girl from Jharkhand has won multiple medals for India at the world stage and held the World No.1 rank in 2012. In May 2012, Deepika Kumari won her first World Cup individual recurve gold medal at Antalya, Turkey. Later in the year 2012 she became world no.1 in the Women’s Recurve Archery. Kumari qualified for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, where she competed in the Women’s Individual and Women’s team events. Deepika has won 4 world cup final silver medals. She was conferred with Arjuna Award, India’s second highest sporting award in the year 2012 by the President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee.

OGQ’s role in the success story

  • Personal Physiotherapist and sports psychologist at the training camps in Jamshedpur and Kolkata
  • World class archery equipment and accessories
  • Purchased physical trainer for strength and conditioning
  • Sports Science support
  • Fitness training camps in Bangalore
  • Logistics support for domestic camps and trials

Achievements

  • Silver – Recurve Team – World Championships, Copenhagen 2015
  • Gold – Recurve Team – World Cup, Colombia 2013
  • Gold – Recurve Team – World Cup, Poland 2013
  • Gold – Recurve Team – World Cup, Poland 2014
  • Bronze – Individual – World Cup, Poland 2014
  • Silver – World Cup Final, Mexico 2015
  • Silver -  World Cup Final, Tokyo, 2012
  • Gold - Recurve Individual, World Cup Stage 2, Antalya, 2012
  • Silver - Recurve Team, World Cup Stage 1, Shanghai, 2012
  • Silver - Recurve Individual, World Cup Final, Istanbul, 2011
  • Gold - Recurve Team, World Cup Stage 4, Shanghai, 2011
  • Bronze - Recurve Individual, World Cup Stage 4, Shanghai, 2011
  • Bronze - Recurve Junior Team, World Youth Championships, Poland, 2011
  • Gold - Recurve Junior Individual, World Youth Championships, Poland, 2011
  • Silver - Recurve Individual, World Cup Stage 3, USA, 2011
  • Silver - Recurve Team, World Cup Stage 3, USA, 2011
  • Silver - Recurve Team, World Championships, Torino, 2011
  • Bronze - Recurve Team, World Cup Stage 2, Antalya, 2011
  • Bronze - Recurve Team, Asian Games, China, 2010
  • Gold - Recurve Individual, CWG, New Delhi, 2010
  • Silver - Recurve Team, World Cup Stage 4, Shanghai, 2010
  • Silver - Recurve Team, World Cup Stage 3, USA, 2010
  • Gold -  Recurve Cadet Individual, World Youth Championships, USA, 2009

Heena Sidhu

Heena is one of the best pistol shooters in the world. She participates in the 10 m air pistol and 25 m sports pistol events. She won 1 Gold and 1 Silver medal at the Commonwealth Games 2010 in New Delhi and 1 Silver medal at the Asian Games 2010 in China. Heena, who hails from Punjab, competed at the 2012 London Olympics in the women’s 10m Air Pistol event and finished in 12th position. In 2013, she won the Gold medal in the ISSF World Cup Finals with a world record score in the final thus becoming the only Indian woman to hold a final world record in Shooting. Heena is an Arjuna Awardee in Shooting

OGQ’s role in the success story

  • Personal coach for all domestic and international competitions
  • Sports science assessments at periodic intervals
  • Personal physiotherapist and physical trainer during training
  • Training camp under foreign coach in Germany
  • Equipment and accessories
  • Video analysis camera

Achievements

  • Gold – Asian Championships, Kuwait 2015
  • Gold – Asian Air Gun Championships, New Delhi 2015
  • Gold  - 10 m Air Pistol, National Games, Kerala 2015
  • Bronze (Team) – 25 m Sports Pistol, Asian Games 2014, Incheon
  • Reached a world ranking of number 1 in 2014
  • Gold medal – Asian Championships, Kuwait, 2014
  • Silver medal – ISSF Rifle/Pistol World Cup – Fort Benning, USA 2014
  •  Individual Silver and Team Gold medal – Commonwealth Games, Delhi 2010
  •  Silver medal – Asian Games, China 2010

Sarita Devi

Sarita Devi is one of the top women boxers of the world. She is a multiple world championship medalist. She was honored with the prestigious Arjuna Award in the year 2009 for outstanding international achievements. She has fought in altogether four different categories, 51 kg, 52 kg, 54 kg and 57 kg. Sarita currently fights in the 60 kg weight category.

OGQ’s role in the success story

Sarita had a right hand injury occurring 1 week before CWG (July 2014)
She won Silver at CWG 2014 in spite of pain
OGQ did an initial consult with orthopaedic and hand surgeon Dr. Sudhir Warrier in Mumbai post CWG 2014. The X ray showed wrist ligament tear. Sarita pushed on with the injury to fight in the Asian Games (October 2014). OGQ ensured that there was a physiotherapist attending to Sarita before and after her ever bout. Sarita won Bronze at Asian Games 2014
Sarita was operated on 14th Nov 2014 to reconstruct ligament. During surgery Dr. Warrier observed not just a ligament tear but a small fracture as well. Plaster and wires removed on December 29 th 2014. Rest and recovery until 15th Feb 2015.
Strength and conditioning camps between Feb 2015 to June 2015 in Bangalore.
Boxing camp from 1st July 2015 onwards.
Sarita fought in an invitational tournament in China where she won the Silver medal.

She is currently training for the Asian/Oceania Olympic qualifying trials.

Achievements

  • 4th World Women Boxing Championship, New Delhi 17th to 24th Nov. 2006 – Gold,
  • 5th Asian Women Boxing Championship, Kazakistan-24th-30th May, 2010- Gold Medal
  • Silver medal, Commonwealth Games 2014. Glasgow
  • Bronze medal, Asian Games 2014, Incheon
  • AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships, Ningbo City, China 22nd to 29th Nov. 2008 – Bronze
  • ASBC 4th Asian Women Boxing Championship, Guwahati, India 23rd to 28th Sept. – Gold
  • 3rd World Women Boxing Championship, Russia 26th Sept. to 2nd October 2005 – Bronze
  • 3rd Asian Women Boxing Championship, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan 5th to 12th August 2005 – Gold
  • World Women Boxing Tournament, Norway 27t Apr to 2nd May 2005 – Silver
  • 2nd Asian Women Boxing Championship, Hisar, India 19th to 22 Nov. 2003 – Gold
  • 1st Asian Women Boxing Championship, Bangkok, Thailand 25th to 29th August – Silver

Shiva Thapa

Shiva Thapa created history when he became the youngest Indian boxer ever to qualify for the Olympics at the age of just 18. Shiva did it in style by winning the London Olympics Continental Qualifying (Asia) event in Kazakhstan in 2012. Though he lost in the first round at the Olympics, this experience gave him a lot of confidence. Shiva, who won a silver medal at the Youth Olympic Games at Singapore and also at the World Youth Boxing Championship, took up the sport of Boxing at the tender age of 7 and was initially coached by his father, Mr. Padam Thapa before joining the national camp at the National Institute of Sports in Patiala.

OGQ’s role in the success story

  • Personal physio at all times in the national camp in Patiala
  • Regular Medical Assessments, nutritional assistance
  • World class boxing equipments and kit
  • Accommodation and travel arrangements for competing in domestic tournaments
  • Funded the trip of Shiva for a training camp in USA under expert foreign coach James Coward.
  •  Training camp at the World Boxing Academy in Kazakhstan
  • Monthly stipend.

Achievements

  • Bronze – World Championships, Doha 2015
  • Bronze – Asian Championships, Thailand 2015
  • Bronze Khabarovsk International Competition, Russia, 2013
  • Youngest Indian to qualify for Olympics, London Olympics, 2012
  • Gold - Olympics Qualifiers (Asia), Astana, 2012
  • Gold - Belgrade Winner Tournament, Belgrade, 2011
  • Silver - Youth Olympic Games, Singapore, 2010
  • Silver - World Youth Boxing Championships, Baku, 2010
  • Bronze - World Junior Boxing Championship, Armenia, 2009
  • Bronze Junior World Championship, Korea, 2004

Vikas Gowda

Vikas Gowda is the top Indian discus thrower. He finished 8th at the London 2012 Olympics and created history by becoming the first Indian ever to enter the finals of a throwing event in the Olympics. He also finished 7th at the World Championships in Russia (2013) and Daegu (2011). He won the Gold medal at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow 2014 and the Silver medal at the Asian Games 2014 in Incheon. Born in Mysore, he grew up in Frederick, Maryland in the United States. His personal best is 66.28 meters which is also a National Record, achieved in April 2012 in Oklahoma. He also finished a creditable seventh in the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Daegu in 2011. Thus, he became the first Indian male athlete ever to reach the finals of World Championships.

OGQ’s role in the success story

We fund Vikas’s training since the last 6 years under 4 time World Champion John Godina at the World Throwing Center in Phoenix, USA where besides his training, his nutrition and medical support are well taken care of.
Arrangement of travel and accommodation for his personal coach John Godina in London Olympics and 2013 World Championships in Russia.
Personal coach for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and 2014 Asian Games in Incheon.

Achievements

  • Gold -  Commonwealth Games, Glasgow 2014
  • Silver - Asian Games, Incheon 2014
  • Silver – Diamond League, Doha 2014
  • 7th Place, London Olympics, 2012
  • Bronze - New York Grand Prix, 2012
  • Gold medalist, Old Style Challenge, Oklahoma, USA, 2012. Broke his own National Record with a Personal Best of 66.28m
  • 7th Place, IAAF World Championships, Daegu, 2011
  • Silver -  19th Asian Championships, Kobe, 2011
  • Bronze -  Asian Games, China, 2010
  • Silver - Commonwealth Games, Delhi, 2010
  • Silver - Asian Athletics Championship, Incheon, 2010
  • Gold - Asian All Star Athletics Meet, New Delhi, 2010
  • All American honors in the discus with a runner up performance at the NCAA Championships

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