MIHIR VASAVDA

Profile

MIHIR-VASAVDA-17
Miles to go for Vijender Singh after leap of faith
Tue, Jun 30, 2015

Vijender Singh will have to change technique, build endurance to adapt to pro ranks.

Archers helping ‘favoured’ teammates qualify during selection trials: AAI
Thu, Jun 25, 2015

Under the new rules, the points earned in the ranking round will have no bearing on the ultimate outcome of the trials.

We are at war in football sense…need all Indians: Stephen Constantine
Mon, Jun 22, 2015

After India’s loss to tiny Guam in WC qualifiers, coach Constantine believes poaching Indian players living abroad is the way forward.

Athletes, coaches to spread mats today
Sun, Jun 21, 2015

At 6.30 am, they will enter the boxing hall of the National Institute of Sports in Patiala but they won’t be in their boxing gear. Instead, they will walk in with their yoga mats and join in the International Yoga Day celebrations.

Paul’s project: Turn sloppy to strong
Sat, Jun 20, 2015

India to try out ‘total hockey’ as Dutch coach looks to strengthen defence in World League Semifinals.

After loss to Guam, AIFF to push for inclusion of Indian-origin players
Thu, Jun 18, 2015

It is learnt that national coach Constantine had already raised the issue with the federation before the Guam match.

India a Goliath against tiny Guam
Tue, Jun 16, 2015

Ranked 33 places above the Pacific island nation, India are favourites in World Cup/Asian Cup qualifier.

If fear stays, may leave Manipur: Mary Kom
Sat, Jun 13, 2015

Mary Kom is in Bangalore, training for next year’s world championships which will also serve as Rio qualifiers.

India vs Oman, World Cup qualifier: India net two in 1-2 defeat
Fri, Jun 12, 2015

Controversial off-side decision after Chhetri's wonder strike denies India an equalisier against Oman.

Rebooting, with modest hopes
Thu, Jun 11, 2015

Under Stephen Constantine, India face stiff challenge against Oman in a World Cup/Asian Cup qualifier.

Yemen, Bhutan and Guam: Being poor in the richest sport
Wed, Jun 10, 2015

Ahead of the World Cup qualifiers, Mihir Vasavda peeks into what it means to be small in the giant world of football.

Bapi Majhi, Mohun Bagan’s last man standing
Sun, Jun 07, 2015

Four years ago, he sold a couple of rooms that belonged to the family to continue his travels. Meet Bagan's die-hard fan.

Before Mohun Bagan FC turned a corner
Tue, Jun 02, 2015

During a 13-year barren run, the green and maroon brigade spent Rs 150 crore on players and have changed 14 coaches since 2007.

An I-League of their own: Mohun Bagan clinch maiden title
Mon, Jun 01, 2015

Country’s oldest club rally to draw 1-1 with Bengaluru FC and bring back the national trophy to Kolkata.

Day after missing out, Gurpreet Singh bags 2016 Rio Olympics quota
Mon, Jun 01, 2015

He is the second Indian to have secured a Rio berth at the ongoing World Cup after Abhinav Bindra.

Dempo, I-League’s most successful club, go down
Sun, May 31, 2015

Five-time champions are relegated from India's premier club football tournament after their 2-0 loss to Salgaocar.

East Bengal’s Ranti Martins: Super Eagle among the swarm
Sun, May 31, 2015

Ranti Martins from Agege, a suburb of Lagos, completes a successful decade in Indian football.

In Munich, Abhinav Bindra becomes fourth Indian shooter to qualify for 2016 Rio Olympics
Fri, May 29, 2015

Gagan Narang, Jitu Rai and Apurvi Chandela are the other Indians to have secured an Olympic quota earlier.

Battling niggle, Abhinav Bindra targets Olympic quota in Munich
Thu, May 28, 2015

Abhinav Bindra has had a slow start to the season, recording below-par finishes in the first two World Cups.

For 22-year old Romeo Fernandes, 21 minutes of fame in Brazil grinds to a halt
Wed, May 27, 2015

But as it turned out, the 22-year-old’s Brazilian sojourn hasn’t impressed chief coach Constantine much.

India’s Hockey squad for World League semis: One step back, one steps out
Wed, May 27, 2015

With coach's focus on tightening India defence before World League semis, drag-flicker Rupinder dropped.

ISL organisers fret over U-17 World Cup scheduling
Tue, May 26, 2015

The ISL franchises are likely to bear the fallout of the rescheduling, which will result in the tournament spilling into January.

Dope watchdogs in deep freeze
Mon, May 25, 2015

Back-log in hearing cases, anti-doping panels in limbo and delay in declaring results by laboratory hurting drive against menace.

Gagan Narang picks up Rio Olympics quota with World Cup bronze
Sat, May 16, 2015

Narang is third Indian shooter to make the Rio cut after Jitu Rai and Apurvi Chandela.

The players of Gangpur: Hockey India’s youngest unit scores at national event
Mon, May 11, 2015

Rinki, a striker of Hockey Gangpur, was adjudged best player in the junior women’s national championships.

SAI girls suicide: Young athletes face teenage complications and sporting upheavals
Mon, May 11, 2015

Days after the collective suicide attempt at SAI's water-sports centre in Kerala, we try to understand the lives of young athletes.

Meet Jackichand Singh, India’s latest football sensation
Sun, May 03, 2015

Jackichand Singh, who made debut against Nepal last month, started his journey with a borrowed football and Rs 100 shoes.

Asian Football Confederation election: Praful Patel trashes Pakistan deal talk
Sat, May 02, 2015

Says no agreement to let Pakistan players in ISL as claimed by top PFF official.

IOC blunder may leave Indian fans ticketless at Rio Olympics
Wed, Apr 29, 2015

It is learnt that the IOA missed the September 2014 deadline to sign the Ticket Sales Agreement with the IOC.

No flame, only flicker: Will India host 2024 Olympics?
Mon, Apr 27, 2015

IOC president Bach to meet PM and IOA officials but India no where in the race to host 2024 Olympics.

U-14 girls’ football team stranded in Kathmandu
Sun, Apr 26, 2015

AIFF officials could not speak to the players, and had to rely on WhatsApp for communication.

Royal Wahingdoh and its cinderella men
Sun, Apr 26, 2015

Royal Wahingdoh were the third side from Shillong to qualify in the I-League.

For Jaipur girl Apurvi Chandela, gun proves mightier than the pen
Fri, Apr 17, 2015

Last week, Chandela earned a a place for Rio 2016 Olympic Games. She was only the 2nd Indian shooter do so.

Bengaluru FC fined; Mumbai FC player ‘banned’ for doping
Fri, Apr 17, 2015

Pereira has been given a week’s time by the AIFF to come up with his defence and Mumbai FC too has launched an internal inquiry.

Give me a little more time: Paul van Ass
Wed, Apr 15, 2015

Coach Paul van Ass keen to address defensive frailties and improve India's off-the-ball game.

Corner of a foreign field
Sun, Apr 12, 2015

Gurpreet's reach is impressive because of his height but it takes time getting used to playing in freezing conditions.