Arokia Rajiv (45.47 seconds) broke the 12-year-old national record which stood in the name of KM Binu (45.48), set at the Athens Olympics.
Sudha Singh defies coach by switching disciplines and making cut for Olympics in 3000m steeplechase; Lalita Babar lowers national record.
Equally impressive was that Chand was just a whisker away from becoming the first Indian woman to qualify for the 100 metres at the Olympic Games.
During the semis Amiya Mallick strained his hamstring. The injury wasn't bad enough to stop him from running but it meant he won't be at his best.
Several athletes will have to realise their potential while others have to better their best to make Rio cut.
Reasons for poor performances by athletes vary from lack of experience of competing in the rain to athletes ‘acting like tourists’ when abroad.
The fight among DDCA officials is for a share of the 2,600 complimentary passes for home matches of the Delhi Daredevils.
Aditya Verma believes shots were fired from his shoulder by officials who occupy posts currently in BCCI.
In a star-studded England top-order, Roy has been trying to live up to the expectations that have grown around his potential.
Nihal Koshie lists the hiccups and goof-ups that floodlights couldn't catch and the cameras failed to capture.
But there is one thing that heavyweight wrestler Mausam Khatri, winner of India’s richest dangal, won’t do — waste money on a party.
India are seen as outside favourites for World T20 because of their recent away wins against Australia and whitewash of Sri Lanka.
Women’s cricket in India has undergone a change, but disparity remains. Winning the WT20 will help them come out of Men in Blue's shadow.
A reluctant cricketer to start with, nothing could stop Mithali Raj from succeeding and becoming Indian women cricket’s biggest role model.
Tasks being handled by multi-member committees include receiving BCCI members and playing national anthems before each game.
With a number of athletes going under the Olympic qualification mark, many observers believe the sport has turned the corner.
The qualifying standard for men for the Rio Games is set at 1 hour and 24 minutes while Irfan’s national record stands at 1:20.21.
Shiva Thapa was born and raised in the sterner gaze of his father’s dream of producing an Olympian in martial arts-crazy North East.
My entire family has been a source of strength and support. We are extremely close and I am blessed to have a family like this, says Thapa
At this edition of the South Asian Games, India won a total of 188 gold medals.
Bembem Devi captains India football team for last time as it clinches gold at South Asian Games after beating Nepal in final.
MC Mary Kom is Shillong’s undisputed star even before she knocks out her opponent to make final.
Naveen was the first to score a point over Afganistan's Rohullah Nikpai and by the half-way stage of the second round was leading 4-3.
Parents of sprinter Dutee Chand, who won appeal against the ban over her testosterone level, see daughter in action for the first time
Dutee’s long-time coach N Ramesh believes the competition between the two Odisha girls is a blessing for both to compete and excel.
17-year-old Delhi schoolboy, participating in a senior international event for the first time, wins silver after matching Sri Lankan Olympian
In 2004, she had become one of the two women to represent Afghanistan in the Olympics. She finished second last in 100 metres heats then.
Pakistan's doubles star in tennis Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi uses earnings to provide tennis-wheelchairs to disabled youth.
Aghbar says he was allowed to pursue his love for handball even during the resistance because Massoud too loved football and chess.
Pakistan defeat India 2-1 in South Asian Games hockey match, get standing ovation as North-East laps up rivalry.
Neighbours nick away gold-silver in squash as hosts continue their dominance in all other disciplines in the South Asian Games.
A total of 18 Pakistan players and officials did not receive the NVP which serves as a visa for Pakistanis travelling for SAG.
Thirty-two high-tech projectors and over 1,000 computerised lights were used to create the digital theme at the SAG opening ceremony.
Logistical nightmare to manage 4000 visitors confronts organisers on eve of hastily-stitched up South Asian Games.
Tickets for football are not on sale during this edition of the games because the venue for the men’s event can hold only 1,000 people.
India’s top athletes such as MC Mary Kom, Saina Nehwal and Gagan Narang are absent on the approach to the airport and around the stadiums.
Author of bestselling novels such as The Rozabal Line, Chanakya’s Chant and The Krishna Key, Ashwin Sanghi is known for delving into history and mythology.