Jonathan Selvaraj


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.

India boxers face uphill task at Asia-Oceania Olympic qualifers
Fri, Mar 25, 2016

Dheeraj Rangi’s optimism is echoed by other members of the 13-boxer strong squad, which will compete in the Quianán event that gets underway from March 25.

I want to make it ‘KO-Mania’, says Kevin Owens
Mon, Mar 21, 2016

Kevin Owens' journey towards becoming a wrestler began after watching a tape of Wrestlemania XI featuring Shawn Michaels and Diesel.

Sad that I’m made to look like the enemy, says Mary Kom
Sat, Mar 12, 2016

Mary spoke to The Indian Express about her plans leading up to the Rio Games and the relationship she shares with junior boxers from the country.

Injured Shiva Thapa makes the cut
Tue, Mar 08, 2016

Shiva Thapa’s bout against Rao had to be stopped after former develops a cut above his right eye.

India’s latest athletics sensation Neeraj Chopra is brimming with natural talent
Sun, Feb 28, 2016

In the eastern end of the country, conditions were far from ideal for Neeraj Chopra, who turned 19 just a couple of months ago

How Vijender Singh gets title fight within 9 months of his professional debut
Thu, Feb 25, 2016

Having made an impressive start to his pro career, Vijender Singh is set to compete in a WBO sanctioned title-bout in June.

In bid to qualify for 2016 Rio Olympics, Vikas Krishan takes pro-boxing route
Wed, Feb 24, 2016

Vikas Krishan had the opportunity to compete in the WSB too a couple of years ago but turned down that opportunity.

Thirteen hours after leaving Patiala: Welcome to Delhi
Tue, Feb 23, 2016

At Ambala, we were told that roadblocks had been laid and traffic was being stopped by violent protesters. No driver was willing to risk the four-hour journey down NH1 to Delhi. Trains were not running either.

Denied shot at SAG, Rio Olympics looks distant for Pinki Jangra
Tue, Jan 26, 2016

Pink Jangra, 25, is seen as Mary Kom’s toughest competitor at the national level.

Jumping jack: Vaulting past hurdles, Tejaswin Shankar braces for higher feats
Fri, Jan 22, 2016

Tejaswin Shankar says he is expecting to clear the 2.16m mark at the South Asian Games.

Deepak Lather: Farm boy to strong man
Sun, Jan 17, 2016

Only 15, Haryana weightlifter Deepak Lather is the youngest Indian with a national record.

Northeastern flavour: Jimjang Deru’s longing and belonging
Sun, Jan 17, 2016

Weightlifting was hard enough to begin with and Jimjang Deru also missed life back in the mountaintop village of Jang.

WWE: Smack, down the memory lane
Sun, Jan 17, 2016

The whistle-stop show, headlined by Roman Reigns, lives up to its billing, pleasing the aficionados.

Another Phogat rises: Ritu seizes the baton, wins maiden gold
Wed, Dec 30, 2015

Ritu, almost comically, chases her opponent and picks up two points with another takedown to make the score 10-0.

Ban has helped me to think about my game: Sarita Devi
Tue, Dec 29, 2015

Sarita Devi didn’t qualify for London Olympics, she isn’t intending to fall short this time around.

After three knockout wins, Vijender Singh prepares for eight-round pro bout
Thu, Dec 24, 2015

Considering how he's blitzed through his competition, Vijender Singh may seem to be a man in a hurry and in many ways its true.

Vijender Singh’s bout was full of sound, but little fury
Sun, Dec 20, 2015

Trash-talking Samet lasts less than 2 rounds as Vijender wins 3rd straight bout

Vijender Singh makes light of rival’s trash talk
Sat, Dec 19, 2015

Vijender Singh has so far competed in four-round pro bouts, winning both of them via knockouts.

Rafael Nadal vs Roger Federer: A rivalry turns into revelry
Sun, Dec 13, 2015

It’s been a long time since anyone spoke of them as the greatest players around.

Who wants to fight this girl?
Mon, Dec 14, 2015

In the dangals of north India, a 17-year-old wrestler challenges boys to a match and leaves them pinned to the ground. Divya Kakran is a woman who overturns the masculine hierarchy of the akhara every time she steps into the ring and goes for gold.

Nick Kyrgios’ year: Hope, spat and jump
Sat, Dec 12, 2015

After a season of ups and downs, where Nick Kyrgios climbed 22 places, Aussie star says he has no regrets.

IPTL: Rafael Nadal pulls out all stops to please all
Fri, Dec 11, 2015

Rafael Nadal had no shortage of supporters during his time on the court at the IG Stadium.

After second win on the trot, Vijender Singh readying for longer bouts
Mon, Nov 09, 2015

Vijender Singh says his immediate aim will be to fight six round fights.

Vijender Singh in and out in 3 minutes
Sun, Nov 08, 2015

Vijender Singh, after his three round knockout win in first bout, wins second bout by first round knockout.

Delayed, Vijender Singh in no mood to be denied
Sat, Nov 07, 2015

Postponing his second pro bout has hit Vijender Singh’s plans, but he hopes to quickly finish the job against Dean Gillen and head home.

For Dean Gillen, it’s better late than never against Vijender Singh
Fri, Nov 06, 2015

A steady job as a fireman, a hands-on dad and on the wrong side of 30, Vijender’s next opponent is as unlikely a boxer as they come.

Sushil Kumar, Yogeshwar Dutt in the shadow of women at Professional Wrestling League auction
Wed, Nov 04, 2015

At Professional Wrestling League auction, India’s brightest stars are not the biggest gainers; Ukraine’s Oksana tops money list.