Jonathan Selvaraj

Profile

Yogeshwar Dutt advised Narsingh Yadav to be careful about food but was brushed off
Thu, Jul 28, 2016

Yogeshwar Dutt says he had told Narsingh Yadav to be careful about the food he consumes and added that he himself does not eat from canteen.

After catapulting into record books, World champion Neeraj Chopra charts roadmap ahead
Mon, Jul 25, 2016

Neeraj Chopra's throw of 86.48m had made him the first Indian athlete to win a world title and incidentally also the first to set a world record at any level.

Neeraj Chopra creates history to become first Indian world champion in athletics
Sun, Jul 24, 2016

Neeraj Chopra sets World U-20 & senior national records with throw of 86.48m that wins gold at U-20 Worlds.

Vinesh Phogat: Freestyle wrestler
Fri, Jul 22, 2016

Vinesh Phogat will be making her Olympic debut. Her journey has been one of its kind -- from the thrilling rise to the spirited revival.

Vijender Singh: Unfazed, undefeated and unanimous in pro boxing
Sun, Jul 17, 2016

Dragged out of his comfort zone by Aussie Kerry Hope, Vijender Singh maintained his composure in 10-rounder to bag WBO Asia Pacific title.

Rio 2016 Olympics: Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu sleepless in Patiala
Fri, Jul 22, 2016

Sports psychologists say the phenomenon is not uncommon especially for strength athletes.

Vijender Singh vs Kerry Hope: No big Hope for a big upset in New Delhi
Sat, Jul 16, 2016

A more cynical mind though would accept that Vijender Singh is the overwhelming favourite to win the fight.

Vijender Singh vs Kerry Hope: Indian faces tricky test against southpaw Hope
Sat, Jul 16, 2016

Vijender Singh has to let Kerry Hope reach out for him while leaving himself open for counters and use Hope's own momentum against him.

In Kerry Hope’s corner, a man who has been waiting for Vijender Singh to show up
Wed, Jul 13, 2016

What makes Vijender Singh's job harder, feels Williams, is that he has had to unlearn nearly two decades of amateur boxing in a relatively short time.

Justice Mudgal helps create an unlikely champion Rajkumar Tiwari
Wed, Jul 13, 2016

The funding of Rs two lakhs has given Rajkumar Tiwari renewed hope that he can fulfill his dream in the ice skating rink.

In battle of 10-rounds, experienced Kerry Hope takes on home favourite Vijender Singh
Tue, Jul 12, 2016

Hope was after all simultaneously preparing to fight Vijender Singh for the WBO Asia Pacific super middleweight title.

Boxing day test: Is India ready for Vijender Singh and pro boxing?
Sun, Jul 10, 2016

Vijender Singh pro bout in Delhi will be a good indicator of how ready India is to welcome the boxer and boxing in their new avatars.

Giving up Olympic hopes four years ago, boxer Neeraj Goyat reignites his dreams again
Mon, Jul 04, 2016

Neeraj Goyat made the decision to quit the amateur setup at a time when there was little semblance of the professional sport in India.

Sandeep Tomar, wrestler hoping to trade nickname ‘talli’ for ‘Olympian’
Sun, Jul 03, 2016

Sandeep Tomar qualified by securing a bronze in the 57 kg freestyle category at the World Qualifying Tournament in Mongolia in April.

After Salman Khan’s outrage, a day in the life of a mitti kushti pehelwan
Tue, Jul 05, 2016

Salman Khan’s analogy about gruelling training sessions for 'Sultan' triggered outrage. But what is life like for an average mitti kushti pehelwan?

Mohammad Shahid’s family point fingers at Indian Railways and Hockey India
Sat, Jul 02, 2016

Doctors says Mohammad Shahid needs a liver transplant. But because his kidneys are not functioning normally, he can’t undergo surgery.

Olympic Swansong: All grown up, Vikas Krishan looks to make it count at last shot in Rio
Tue, Jun 28, 2016

Vikas Krishan won the right to participate in his second Olympics after reaching the semifinal of the 2016 AIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament.

India hit maiden century of athletes for Rio 2016 Olympics
Tue, Jun 28, 2016

Four more athletes qualifying for the Rio Games swelled India’s Olympics contingent to hundred for the first time.

My dream has come true: Dutee Chand
Sun, Jun 26, 2016

Dutee Chand will be only the second Indian woman sprinter to participate in the Olympics — PT Usha competed in the 100 m and 200 at the 1980 Moscow Games.

Mirabai Chanu breaks 12-year-old record, sets sight on Rio 2016 Olympics
Mon, Jun 20, 2016

Mirabai Chanu lifted a total of 192 kg bettering Kunjarani Devi’s old record for total lift by 2 kg.

Warming up for Yoga Day: Ramdev nails the moves, Kailash Kher hits the notes, crowd breathless
Mon, Jun 20, 2016

Last year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had led the crowd in performing what were strictly traditional yoga poses.

AIBA hopes Vikas Krishan’s route to Rio 2016 Olympics will inspire others
Sat, Jun 11, 2016

By fighting APB contest, Vikas Krishan would earn right to compete in 2016 APB and WSB Olympic Qualifier in Vargas.

Not confirmed, but chances are I will turn pro, says Vikas Krishan
Thu, Jun 09, 2016

Vikas Krishan is currently in Bhiwani ahead of competing in India’s first ever AIBA Pro Boxing (APB) fight night on June 11.

In Hope, Vijender Singh gets one from ‘too hard basket’ for WBO title bout in New Delhi
Wed, Jun 08, 2016

Vijender Singh has been unbeaten since turning pro last year, winning all his six contests so far via knockouts.

Boxer Muhammad Ali – If not the best pugilist of them all, arguably the best heavyweight
Sun, Jun 05, 2016

Muhammad Ali was never the heaviest puncher -- his relatively modest record 37 knockouts in 56 wins would attest to that.

Pro Vijender Singh in no mood for Rio 2016 Olympics
Thu, Jun 02, 2016

Vijender Singh is scheduled to fight for the WBO Asia title belt on July 16 in the national capital.

Rio 2016 Olympics: On Sushil’s turf, sprinkle of stardust
Tue, May 31, 2016

Ahead of much-awaited HC hearing, Sushil performs havan while Narsingh carries on training at Sonepat

In twist of fate, Divya Sain hurts knee, blames rival for injury
Fri, May 20, 2016

Divya Sain was initially not supposed to take part in the practice session owing to a slight injury she was carrying on her knee.

Women pugilists have their task cut out at the World Championships
Thu, May 19, 2016

With 12 quotas up for grabs, MC Mary Kom, Sarita Devi and Pooja Rani will have to reach the semis to assure themselves a ticket to Rio 2016 Olympics.

Positive dope tests for others spells hope for Babita Kumari
Thu, May 12, 2016

India to send historic high 8 wrestlers to Olympics after Babita and Ravinder benefit from rivals' doping.

Thirst quenched, Lalita Babar wants more
Sat, Apr 30, 2016

Lalita Babar who had already qualified for the Olympics at the World Championships last year was expecting to run a time in the 9:45:00 range.

Back on track after 8 years, Pinki Pramanik finishes seventh
Fri, Apr 29, 2016

Pinki Pramanik returning to national level competition after an eight-year gap, finished seventh in the race with a timing of 12.33 seconds.

With no power supply at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Indian Grand Prix turns into a farce
Mon, Apr 25, 2016

Based on hand timings, four athletes appeared to have set national records and two might have qualified for the Rio Games.

At Indian Grand Prix, athletes look to warm up for bigger tests ahead
Sun, Apr 24, 2016

None of the 18 Indians who have already met the Olympic qualification mark will be taking part in the Indian GP.

Rio Olympics berth sealed, Shiva Thapa flies home to unwind
Thu, Apr 07, 2016

Shiva Thapa had become India’s first boxer to qualify for the Rio Olympics when he finished second in Asia Oceania Olympic qualifiers in China.

Boxer Shiva Thapa makes Rio Olympics 2016 cut
Fri, Apr 01, 2016

While Shiva Thapa was the top seed in the bantamweight (56kg) division his outsized confidence wasn’t entirely justified.