Olympic Gold Quest

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Olympic Gold Quest
OlympicGoldQuestLogo.jpg
AbbreviationOGQ
FounderGeet Sethi and Prakash Padukone
TypeNot for Profit
HeadquartersMumbai, Maharashtra
Location
  • 808, 8th Floor, Tulsiani Chambers, 212 Backbay Reclamation, Nariman Point, Mumbai-400021
Websitewww.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 [7][edit]

  • Malaika Goel - Shooting
  • Pratik Borse - Shooting
  • Manavaditya Rathore - Shooting
  • Gayatri Pawaskar - Shooting
  • 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
  • Shaili Singh - Long Jump
  • Kunwar Ajay - Javelin Throw
  • Komalika Bari - Archery

Paralympians[edit]

Medals[edit]

Medal Name/Team Games Sport Event
 Silver Vijay Kumar 2012 London Shooting Shooting Men's 25 Rapid Fire Pistol
 Bronze Gagan Narang Shooting Shooting Men's 10m Air Rifle
 Bronze Saina Nehwal BadmintonBadminton Women's singles
 Bronze Mary Kom BoxingBoxing Women's flyweight
 Silver P. V. Sindhu 2016 Rio de Janeiro BadmintonBadminton Women's singles
 Bronze P. V. Sindhu 2020 Tokyo BadmintonBadminton Women's singles

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. ^ "Sushil Sir inspires me to work harder: Sonam Malik". The Bridge. 2019-08-06. Retrieved 2021-02-17.
  7. ^ "Junior Scholarship Athletes".
  8. ^ a b "Para Athletics | OGQ". www.olympicgoldquest.in. Archived from the original on 26 August 2021. Retrieved 2021-08-26.

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