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‘This is my second coming, and it won’t end here’
Thu, Oct 02, 2014

In the eight minutes that she spent inside ring with an opponent nearly 10 years her junior, Mary Kom must have, at some point, felt that age was catching up with her.

Civil Disobedience
Thu, Oct 02, 2014

Sarita Devi refuses to accept bronze, gives it to her Korean rival during ceremony.

No second wind for Tintu
Thu, Oct 02, 2014

Luka falters at back stretch to settle for silver in 800m; bronze for Annu Rani in javelin throw.

Asian Games 2014: In Incheon, India almost in Rio
Wed, Oct 01, 2014

With 1-0 win over Korea in semifinal, Sardar and Co. take on Pakistan for gold and a place in 2016 Olympics.

Asian Games 2014: Vietnam’s Bang Le Thi demolished by her idol Mary Kom
Wed, Oct 01, 2014

On Tuesday, as the 22-year-old Vietnamese stood toe-to-toe with one of her idols, she was overwhelmed.

Asian Games 2014: As Sarita Devi borrows to pay $500 as fee for lodging protest, IOA officials look other way
Wed, Oct 01, 2014

Although senior IOA officials, were present at the venue, none offered assistance.

Crying shame: L Sarita Devi spills tears after controversial decision
Wed, Oct 01, 2014

Sarita Devi spills tears after controversial decision in favour of South Korean denies Indian a shot at gold.

Semis, all but a final: Korea and India battle it out in hockey semis
Tue, Sep 30, 2014

Pre-Games favourites, hosts Korea & India, battle it out in Incheon today.

Asian Games 2014: A perfect tadka in Incheon’s ‘Trafalgar Square’
Tue, Sep 30, 2014

The guide tells me that Incheon has one of the longest subway lines in South Korea but is still incomplete, writes Mihir.

Sania Mirza’s Korean circle of life
Tue, Sep 30, 2014

From baby of side in Busan ‘02, Mirza rises to leader-of-pack in Incheon ‘14 by delivering mixed-doubles gold.

Asian Games 2014: Two no-shows and two doping charges later, Seema Punia spins gold
Tue, Sep 30, 2014

One throw of 61.03m went a long way to add a golden hue, and India won its first athletics gold.

Asian Games 2014: Coach in need, a coach indeed
Mon, Sep 29, 2014

With a little help from long-time coaches, Pooja, Sarita and Mary make semifinals in women’s boxing.

Asian Games 2014: Khushbir Kaur’s giant step
Mon, Sep 29, 2014

Khushbir Kaur, 21, becomes first Indian woman to win a medal in race walk at the Asian Games.

India’s 28-year wait ends as Yogeshwar wins wrestling gold
Mon, Sep 29, 2014

Yogeshwar, star performer of the day, bettered his 2006 edition bronze in style with a couple of splendid bouts.

Asian Games 2014: Archers, take a bow
Sun, Sep 28, 2014

Verma, in fact, missed a chance for a rare double after he lost to Iran’s Esmaeli Ebadi 145-141 in the singles final.

Ruth-less: Appeal puts India in line for silver, bronze
Sun, Sep 28, 2014

All this while, a clueless Ruth was preparing to make her maiden appearance on the top of the podium.

Asian Games 2014: Saina Nehwal runs into her great wall, once again
Sat, Sep 27, 2014

Saina Nehwal's plan in the quarterfinal against Wang was to play the waiting game by committing late to strokes.

Asian Games 2014: Not all quiet on waterfront for Sandeep Sejwal
Sat, Sep 27, 2014

The Delhiite said his performance at the Tae-Hwan Aquatics Centre didn’t come out of the blue, at least for him.

Asian Games 2014: After bronze, a silver lining
Sat, Sep 27, 2014

Following a run of third-place finishes, 25 m centre fire pistol team come up second best.

Asian Games 2014: After big rise, small fall for Swarn Singh
Fri, Sep 26, 2014

During his early days with the Army, Swarn would run alongside horses to improve his endurance.

Asian Games 2014: Despite having not played competitively in 2014, Pakistan still beat India
Fri, Sep 26, 2014

If there was one thing that Sardar’s side did consistently, it was conceding possession and committing unforced errors.

India’s cheer group in Pakistan clash: Korea war veterans
Fri, Sep 26, 2014

The motley group was easily outnumbered and out-voiced by the 3,000-odd Pakistani fans during the Hockey match.

Oksana Chusovitina: Uzbekistan’s supermom gymnast
Thu, Sep 25, 2014

Dipa Karmakar came up with a courageous performance but finished 4th in the women’s vault.

Growing pains for India’s youngest at Asian Games
Thu, Sep 25, 2014

The youngster Chitresh Tatha has been training vigorously under Pete Conway & Umesh Naiksatam.

India face parched rivals Pakistan at Asian Games
Thu, Sep 25, 2014

It’s been a year of turmoil for Pakistan they haven’t played international match for about a year.

Asian Games 2014: A point away from gold, Saurav Ghosal loses it
Wed, Sep 24, 2014

Abdullah Almezayen took advantage of Saurav Ghosal’s failure to seize the opportunity and fought back bravely.

Abhinav Bindra-slayer Yang Haoran nearly shot a man when he was 12
Wed, Sep 24, 2014

In the last month and a half, Yang has emerged as one of the hottest young shooters on the international circuit.

Sunset in the east: Abhinav Bindra signs off from Asian Games with twin bronze
Wed, Sep 24, 2014

Abhinav Bindra signs off from Asian Games with twin bronze; wants to be a ‘hobby shooter’ now.

Asian Games 2014: Stepping on court as Jenghis, climbing the podium as Maria
Tue, Sep 23, 2014

From the land of Taliban, a girl’s journey from posing as a boy at 12 to becoming one of Pakistan’s best in squash.

Asian Games 2014: Behind beautiful forevers, sexual violence and harassment
Tue, Sep 23, 2014

Even before the Incheon Games began, two incidents of sexual harassment had sent the organisers into a tizzy.

How controversy’s child Sania Mirza got back on her feet
Tue, Sep 23, 2014

Twelve years ago, Sania was the baby of the team she travelled to South Korea with for the Busan Asian Games.

Asian Games 2014: Top gun Abhinav Bindra drops a bomb
Tue, Sep 23, 2014

Bindra tweets his ‘professional shooting life’ ends today, then adds he will still ‘try to be’ at Rio Olympics.

Asian Games 2014: Pick gold to drop guns
Mon, Sep 22, 2014

South Korean athletes exempted conscription if they win Olympic medal or Asian Games gold.

Asian Games 2014: Dipika Pallikal beats Joshna Chinappa, turns squash cube into wrestling cage
Mon, Sep 22, 2014

Pallikal eventually emerged the winner, beating her old nemesis in the deciding fifth game.

Asian Games 2014: ‘Gold Finger’ triggers bronze
Mon, Sep 22, 2014

Jung, India’s veteran pistol shooter, leads side to podium in team event despite facing several logistical hurdles.

Shweta Chaudhary sets ball rolling
Sun, Sep 21, 2014

Shooting with her spare pistol, 28-year-old wins bronze in 10M air pistol — India’s first medal of Games.

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