Olympic Gold Quest

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Olympic Gold Quest
Abbreviation OGQ
Founder Geet Sethi and Prakash Padukone
Type Not for Profit
Headquarters Mumbai, Maharashtra
Location
  • Dalamal Chambers, Vitthaldas Thackersey Marg, New Marine Lines, Marine Lines, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400020
Website www.olympicgoldquest.in

Olympic Gold Quest (OGQ) is a program of the Foundation for Promotion of Sports and Games, a Not for Profit (Section 25) Company, which is committed to bridging the gap between the best athletes in India and the best athletes in the world thus helping Indian athletes to win Olympic Gold medals.

OGQ aims to create a level playing field for Indian athletes to enable them to be competitive at the highest level of sport. Founded by Indian sporting legends Geet Sethi and Prakash Padukone, OGQ’s first test was the London 2012 Olympics. 4 out of the 6 Indian medalists were supported by OGQ. In 2010, Leander Paes and Viswanathan Anand also joined the Board of Directors.[1][2] Viren Rasquinha, former India hockey captain, is the current CEO of Olympic Gold Quest.[3]

Objective[edit]

To assist potential Olympic medal talent from India to help achieve their dreams and win Olympic Gold medals and scout for potential medal talent, to help identify areas of support, to work with all stakeholders to aid deserving talent.

Olympic Gold Quest strives to complement the efforts of the Indian Government and various Sports Federations in identifying and funding the best and most deserving medal prospects for the Olympic Games. Olympic Gold Quest has brought together eminent sportsperson, business leaders, sportswriters and talent scouts to identify emerging athletes, understand their training needs and requirements and raise funds to be used for supporting athletes with Olympic medal winning potential.[4]

Supported athletes[edit]

Olympic Gold Quest supports 51 athletes in the Eight disciplines of Athletics, Badminton, Boxing, Shooting, Wrestling, and Archery. Besides it also supports 25 junior athletes from different sports disciplines under its Junior Scholarship Program.

Following are the athletes:[5]

Archery[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Badminton[edit]

Boxing[edit]

Shooting[edit]

Wrestling[edit]

Junior Scholarship Athletes[edit]

[6]

  • Malaika Goel - Shooting
  • Pratik Borse - Shooting
  • Manavaditya Rathore - Shooting
  • Gayatri Pawaskar - Shooting
  • Atul Verma - Archery
  • Madhu Vedwan - Archery
  • Lakshya Sen - Badminton
  • Siril Verma - Badminton
  • Meiraba Luwang - Badminton
  • Rahul Yadav - Badminton
  • Kiran George - Badminton
  • Chirag Sen - Badminton
  • Rahul Bharadwaj - Badminton
  • Bodhit Joshi - Badminton
  • Kartikey Gulshan - Badminton
  • Aakarshi Kashyap - Badminton
  • Rohit Singh - Boxing
  • Parechitpi - Boxing
  • Thotyola Tangkhul - Boxing
  • Nengboichong - Boxing
  • Lansigmi - Boxing
  • Ngathingpam - Boxing
  • Shantikumar - Boxing
  • Ravi Kumar - Wrestling
  • Anil Kumar - Wrestling
  • Naveen - Wrestling
  • Manisha - Wrestling
  • Pooja Gehlot - Wrestling
  • Arun Singh - Wrestling
  • Archana Kamath - Table Tennis
  • Diya Chitale - Table Tennis
  • Maana Patel - Swimming

Medals[edit]

Medal Name/Team Games Sport Event
 Silver P. V. Sindhu 2016 Rio de Janeiro BadmintonBadminton Women's singles
 Bronze Narang, GaganGagan Narang 2012 London Shooting Shooting Men's 10m Air Rifle
 Silver Vijay Kumar 2012 London Shooting Shooting Men's 25 Rapid Fire Pistol
 Bronze Saina Nehwal 2012 London BadmintonBadminton Women's singles
 Bronze Mary Kom 2012 London BoxingBoxing Women's flyweight

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vishwanathan Anand Joins Olympic Gold Quest[dead link]
  2. ^ http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=6592
  3. ^ PTI Date: 2009-06-01 Place: New Delhi (2009-06-01). "Rasquniha Appointed CEO of Olympic Gold Quest". Mid-day.com. Retrieved 2012-04-02. 
  4. ^ Olympic Gold Quest Executive Committee Archived September 10, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ Athletes Supported by Olympic Gold Quest Archived September 1, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ "junior scholarship atheletes".  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)

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