Born on 3rd January 1985, Christine Girard is amongst the strongest female weightlifters in Canada who have registered their name in the list of Olympians.
Became the first Canadian female to win a medal (bronze) in weightlifting at the Olympics in 2008. In the year 2012, she again competed and clinched the gold medal.
Bagged gold medal at the Commonwealth Games of 2010 in 69 kg category. Girard had previously competed at the Games in the year 2006 securing the second position in 63 kg and that in 2002, earned the third position in 63 kg category.
Won a silver medal at the Pan American Games of 2007 and a gold medal in 2011, held in Guadalajara
Poulomi Ghatak is one of the best table tennis players of India. Born on 3rd January 1983, Poulomi tabbed table tennis as her career and gave a remarkable performance at the Commonwealth Championships that were held in between 2000-2008. She started playing table tennis when she was just nine years old.
Some of her major encompassments are listed here:-
Bagged a silver medal for India at the Commonwealth Games of 2010
Won the Junior National Championship thrice and the Senior National Championship five times, held in between 1996-2007
Represented India at the 2000 Sydney Olympics
Currently, Poulomi is working as an Assistant Manager in Bharat Petroleum
Born on 3rd January 1969, in Hürth, North Rhine-Westphalia, Michael Schumacher is a well-known German racing driver who has won Formula-1 racing championship seven times in his active career. Much-publicized for his speed, fastest laps and pole positions, Michael has numerous winning records most of which he still holds. An idealistic racer who has secured a position within the top three of each race he has participated and ruled the track with the most number of consecutive finishes.
Enlisted below are some of his major achievements:-
Formula König- Won 9 races out of10 with 192 points(1988)
German Formula Three Championship- secured the third position in 1989 and first position in 1990
Formula One Championship- 7 times winner; 1994,1995 and consecutive wins from 2000 to 2004
Named amongst the UNESCO Champions for Sport in 2002
Received the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year Award in 2002 and 2004 for his astounding performance in the Formula One Championship of 2001 and 2003
FIA (International Automobile Federation) Gold Medal- For his sincere efforts in motorsports for the year 2006
Légion d'honneur- The honorary title presented by the French Prime Minister François Fillon in 2010
Millennium Trophy- Presented at the BAMBI Awards for his prolific performance in motorsports
He holds the record of Fastest Laps (10) taken in the Formula One season 2004
Michael owns a record of winning 91 Formula One Grand Prix
Chetan Sharma is a former medium-pace bowler of the Indian cricket team during the 1980s. He was born on 3rd January 1966 in Ludhiana, Punjab. Chetan started playing cricket at the age of 16. He trained himself under the supervision of Desh Prem Azad who was the mentor of Kapil Dev and therefore regarded as his natural successor in the all-rounder category.
Have a glance at his accomplishments:-
Made his first appearance in the Test match of 1984 against Pakistan and became the third Indian to knock down a wicket in his first over in Test series
Gave a noteworthy performance in defeating England by 2-0 at the Test Series in the year 1986 by taking 16 wickets in two Tests
In the World Cup of 1987, he clean bowled three New Zealand players Ken Rutherford, Ewen Chatfield and Ian Smith and took the first hat-trick in the history of the tournament
Sharma earned 101* runs in 96 balls and made India win against England at the Nehru Cup cricket tournament of 1989
He is now a commentator and has opened a Cricket Academy in Haryana to guide future cricket stars
Born 3rd January 1981, in Manipur, Suraj Lata Devi is the former Indian Field hockey player who led the national women's hockey team as a captain for a notable span and earned numerous accolades for the country along with the team.
Played significantly with the team and secured the 2nd position at the 1998 Asian Games, held in Bangkok
Earned a bronze medal at the 2002 Women’s ChampionsChallenge, held in Johannesburg
Played a vital role in winning the gold medal at the 2002 Commonwealth Games, held in Manchester
Captained the Indian national team that won the Senior Nationals in 2003, held in Lucknow
Earned a gold medal with the team at the 2003 Afro-Asian Games held in Hyderabad
Gave an instrumental performance in winning a gold medal at the 2004 Asia Cup, held in NewDelhi