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Senior Sports Correspondent with The Indian Express

National Race Walking Championship: Cakewalk for Soumya B, KT Irfan strolls through
Mon, Feb 19, 2018

Soumya finished the race with an impressive 1:31:28.72s, an effort that helped her eclipse Khushbir Kaur’s national record (1:31:40.00s) set in Taicang in 2014.

National Race Walking Championship: India’s best, Sandeep Kumar long way from making a mark on the world
Sun, Feb 18, 2018

National record holder Sandeep Kumar did not meet the AFI guidelines for the 2018 Asian Games although he was more than two minutes ahead of his competition in the National Race Walking Championship

National Race Walking Championships: For Indian athletes, it’s a long walk to Gold Coast
Sat, Feb 17, 2018

Indian race walkers are eager to test the waters at the first event of this season—National Race Walking Championship—which begins in New Delhi on Saturday.

For high jumper Tejaswin Shankar, USA stint begins on right foot
Wed, Jan 17, 2018

Tejaswin Shankar will travel back to India for the Federation Cup in March — the qualifying event for this year’s Commonwealth Games.

Saina Nehwal lays extra emphasis on staying healthy to counter jam-packed 2018
Thu, Dec 21, 2017

Saina Nehwal conceded that if her National Championship final against PV Sindhu the match had gone to the third game, she would not have 'lasted long'

Not worried about PV Sindhu finishing second, says Pullela Gopichand
Wed, Dec 20, 2017

PV Sindhu reached five major finals this year, won two Super Series titles and ended the season with an impressive win percentage of 84.

From Tel Aviv to New Delhi, an orchestra that only plays blindfolded
Tue, Dec 19, 2017

There is no set playlist and none of the band members — usually a mix of local and foreign musicians — know what they are going to play next.

Junior National Athletics Championships: The Faster, higher and younger record breakers
Sun, Dec 03, 2017

Records tumbled at this year's Junior National Championships. Here are the record breakers.

On return from Junior National Athletics Championships, Delhi athletes forced to sleep on train floor
Thu, Nov 23, 2017

Delhi athletics team made its 30-hour journey back from Vijayawada with players sleeping on train floor and unconfirmed tickets.

Meet Neil Nayyar, the wunderkind who can play 44 musical instruments
Mon, Nov 20, 2017

Neil Nayyar, a seventh-grader, has been recently recognized by an India based foundation called Assist Records as the “Youngest to Play Maximum Number of Musical Instruments". Here's more about Neil.

Axed Nitendra Rawat shows he is India’s best marathoner
Mon, Nov 20, 2017

Nitendra Rawat, who was excluded from the national camp in September, won the Indian men’s elite category in a photo finish clocking 1:03:53s.

Sprinter Nisar Ahmed creates new junior national record
Sun, Nov 19, 2017

This season Nisar Ahmed has three sub-11 timings, with his best effort of 10.76s coming at the School Nationals in Bhopal just a fortnight ago.

In Kashmir, a football dream turns Real
Thu, Nov 16, 2017

In September, the club got an unexpected shot in the arm when Robertson posted a photo on Twitter of his team training, with Kashmir’s breathtaking scenery in the background.

Chasing a Home Run: India takes its first steps towards baseball
Sun, Nov 12, 2017

India’s first steps towards a baseball culture and the man who’s helping India touch base with the sport in a cricket-crazy country.

There’s no cloud of smog over Delhi Half Marathon
Fri, Nov 10, 2017

With the Indian Medical Association calling for the cancellation of the event, the Delhi Half Marathon seemed in jeopardy at one stage.

India’s boxing coach Santiago Nieva uses technology to connect with boxers
Tue, Nov 07, 2017

Santiago Nieva was in Delhi to oversee preparations for women’s World Youth Championship, which will be held in Guwahati from November 19.

Javelin coach Uwe Hohn finally arrives but uncertainty over his trainees
Fri, Oct 27, 2017

It’s not official as yet who all will be training under the Javelin legend Uwe Hohn, but it is likely most of the women campers.

Minerva Football Academy: Where Manipuri players are transformed into ‘Punjabi mundas’
Tue, Oct 17, 2017

The India squad that featured in the FIFA U-17 World Cup had eight players from Manipur and nearly half of them are from either Minerva or Chandigarh Football Academy.

Where Jazz Met Mariachi
Wed, Oct 04, 2017

Mexican musicians Amanda Tovalin and Alex Mercado, on leaving behind a quake-struck home and their first trip to India

FIFA U-17 World Cup: A partial glimpse of Colombians in action
Thu, Sep 28, 2017

Colombian U-17 side contested in a preparatory match with Minerva Punjab's U-20 side ahead of the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

Dosai and Jazz
Tue, Sep 26, 2017

Radha Thomas, one of India’s well-known jazz musicians, on her first love, doing a Bob Marley redux, and singing to dhrupad taal

Father of Delhi’s teen sprint star Nisar Ahmed pedals rickshaw, mother works at homes
Mon, Sep 04, 2017

On Saturday, the sprinter bagged his second gold at the Delhi State Athletics meet. On way to winning the sprint double 100m and 200m he clocked timings that were better than the national u-16 records.

Basketball’s shortest and fastest format comes to a mall near you
Sun, Aug 20, 2017

The International Olympic Committee approved 3x3 format, which will debut at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, during a two-day tournament which will be held at a mall in Gurgaon next month

Worlds Championship’s finals qualification ‘no big deal’ for Davinder Singh Kang
Sat, Aug 12, 2017

Competing against a world-class field that included Germans Johannes Vetter and Thomas Rohler, the Indian finished with the seventh best throw overall while the more-fancied compatriot Neeraj Chopra failed to advance.

Federation Cup: Anu Rani leaves home behind, sets national record and earns ticket to World Championship
Mon, Jun 05, 2017

Anu Rani threw the spear to a distance of 61.86m to better her own earlier national mark of 60.01m in the last event of the competition. The qualifying mark for the World Championships stands at 61.40m.

Federation Cup Athletics: Back from Kingston, Srabani Nanda pips Dutee Chand to gold
Sat, Jun 03, 2017

Srabani Nanda is only second best to state-mate Dutee Chand. She managed to break that in 200m, clocking 23.57 seconds, which sufficed to beat Dutee by .3 seconds.

Federation Cup Athletics: One-time jumper, Sarita Singh sets national record in hammer throw
Fri, Jun 02, 2017

Sarita Singh was in a league of her own on the first day of the Federation Cup in Patiala. In the second round, she bettered the three-year-old national mark of 62.74m set by Manju Bala with a throw of 63.58m. In her fifth attempt, she hurled the hammer 65.25m.

Manipur’s Neroca FC takes top flight, promoted to I-League
Fri, Jun 02, 2017

In the backdrop of Aizwal FC’s Leicester City-like league victory, it is tempting to term this as another Cinderella story from the North- East.

At 72, Galina Bukharina keen for another test
Sat, May 20, 2017

India’s newly-appointed coach, Galina Bukharina is ready to take charge of the 400m one-lap national campers.

Dutee Chand misses World Championship mark by a whisker; Jisna Mathew bests MR Poovamma
Tue, May 16, 2017

Dutee Chand missed the World Championship mark by 0.04 seconds.

In the final leg of Indian Grand Prix, Mohammad Anas stands the strongest
Tue, May 16, 2017

Mohammad Anas bettered his own national record of 45.40s, which he had set last year in Poland, with a sublime run of 45.32s.

Amanpreet Ahluwalia’s foot always on the pedal
Sat, May 13, 2017

At the Arunachal event, his 1300cc turbo-charged Maruti Gypsy was undoubtedly the best.

Indian GP: Pushed to a corner, Devender Singh comes out stronger
Mon, May 08, 2017

Javelin thrower Devender Singh was thrown out of the national camp six months ago for refusing to train under coach Garry Calvert.

India Open 2017: Viktor Axelsen is the victor on men’s side
Mon, Apr 03, 2017

Viktor Axelsen's victory was special because he had reached the tournament's final in last two editions but failed to win the match.

India Open 2017: Anders Antonsen goes down fighting, but with promises of a bright future
Sun, Apr 02, 2017

Anders Antonsen went down in straight games to Chou Tien Chen by 21-17, 21-14 in the semi-final.