On 4th January 1993, Jaipur, India, the Chandela Rajput family got blessed with the future shooting star of India who made the nation proud at the Commonwealth Games of the year 2014 held in Glasgow and won a gold medal in the Women’s 10-meter air rifle event.
A glimpse at her burgeoning career:-
In 2012, she made a dynamic debut by participating in the National Shooting Championship and added the first feather in her cap by winning a gold medal in the 10-meter air rifle event
Clinched four medals; two individuals and two with the team at the 2014Intershoot Championship which was held in Hague
Apurvi qualified for the women's 10-meter air rifle event and represented India at the Rio Olympics.
She earned bronze medals in 10 m air rifle event of the Commonwealth Games and the 10m air rifle mixed team event at the Asian Games of 2018. The same year, she also bagged a silver medal in 10 m team air rifle event of the ISSF World Shooting Championship, held in Changwon.
At the 10m women's air rifle event of the ISSF World Cup 2019,Apurvi bagged a gold medal and claimed a new world record with a total of 252.9 points.
Born on 4th January 1981, in Kerala, Valiyaveetil Diju is a well-known Indian badminton player who predominantly participates in doubles and mixed doubles events. He is the second badminton player of Kerala after Vimal Kumar who participated in the Olympics.
A brief account of his achievements:-
Debuted his badminton career in 1997 and represented India in the Price Asian Junior Badminton Championship that took place in Hong Kong
Dominated the Doubles event of the Indian National Badminton Championships along with Sanave Thomas in 2002
In 2009,V. Diju and Jwala Gutta became the first Indian badminton mixed doubles pair to win a Grand Prix Gold title for the nation
Won the Mixed Doubles of South Asian Games in 2006, held in Colombo
Earned silver and a bronze medal in mixed team event at the Commonwealth Games of 2006, held in Melbourne; and in 2010, held in New Delhi
The Government of Kerala honoured him with the "C.V. Raja Award" for 2012-13
In 2014, he was bestowed with the "Arjuna Award" given by the Government of India. The same year, he received Jimmy George award, Vivekanandha sports excellence award, and Youth Excellence Award for his astounding performance in badminton.
An English professional footballer who made his path destined to the sky of fame and became an example to follow. Born on 4th January 1986 at Wortley in England, James Milner showed his love for sports in early ages of his life.
His career achievements:-
Made his debut in the 2002 Soccer World Cup by participating in the Premier League
Gained acclamation at the 2010 FIFA World Cup and 2012 UEFA European Championship for his best moves
Best recognized for his positions of a midfielder, winger and defender who proved his control over the ball as well as to the field, being an essential part of the Manchester City team in winning the 2011-12 and 2013-14 seasons of Football premier league
He made his team win the FA Community Shield of the year 2012 and EFL cup of the season 2013-14.
Besides this, he was also named in the Roy Hodgson's 23-man squad for the tournament played in 2012. During the qualifying matches of 2014 FIFA World Cup; he scored his first international goal in a 5-0 win away to Moldova.
Born on 4th January 1990, Toni Kroos is a much-publicised German footballer who plays for the club Real Madrid and Germany national team. He often plays as a midfielder.
Entitled as the Golden Player of the UEFA European Under-17 Championship in 2006
Emerged as the Top scorer in the UEFA European Under-17 Championship of the year 2007 and was also honoured with Golden Ball for his astounding performance in the 2007 FIFA U-17 World Cup; the same year.
Received the Fritz-Walter Gold Medal Category U18 in 2008 by the German Football Association
Played a significant role in the team in winning the 2014 FIFA World Cup
Is rated 9.79 out of 10 by the official statistical analyzer of the World Cup; Castrol Performance Index
Chosen as the member of FIFA World Cup All-Star Team-2014
Bestowed with the highest sports award of Germany "Silbernes Lorbeerblatt" in 2014
He was the part of the team that secured the bronze medal in the UEFA European Championship of 2012 and 2014