Nitin Sharma


After good show in South Africa tri-series, Kaul eyes national call-up
Sun, Aug 13, 2017

Kaul, whose brother Uday Kaul is a wicket-keeper batsman for Punjab, has also been training under gold medallist Abhinav Bindra’s mental trainer Dr Amit Bhattacharjee for six months.

The Harmans of Moga: Dreams of cricketer Harmanpreet Kaur’s village
Sun, Aug 13, 2017

In small homes and swelling cricket academies, in her native Punjab town and its neighbouring villages, the star of the Indian women’s team at the World Cup, Harmanpreet Kaur, is firing many a dream. The Indian Express captures some.

Take Solutions Masters 2017: City golfer finishes third, his best on the Asian tour since 2011, climbs to 58th spot
Tue, Aug 08, 2017

Ajeetesh Sandhu fired a third round score of four-under-68 to set up his final round score of six-under-66, which included seven birdies, to finish third in the event on Sunday, his best result on the Asian Tour since 2011.

Rinku Hooda bags silver at World U-20 Para Athletics Championships
Tue, Aug 08, 2017

At the age of three, Rinku Hooda’s left arm was trapped in a paddy-sowing machine. For a long time, the youngest of the five siblings looked consigned to helping father Rohtash on the 12-acre farm in the village Dhamar near Rohtak.

World hockey junior champ Gurjant breaks into senior team
Sun, Jul 30, 2017

Gurjant is among six uncapped players, who would be playing in the five-match Europe tour which would be his maiden opportunity to don the senior colours.

CWG gold medallist Manoj Kumar moves Haryana High Court seeking appointment as DSP
Sat, Jul 29, 2017

Manoj Kumar’s elder brother and coach Rajesh Kumar first approached the Kaithal administration about the former’s appointment in May 2012 before submitting an application to the Chief Minister Window on September 17, 2015.

‘Harmanpreet’s knock of 51 in World Cup final as important as her century against Australia’
Mon, Jul 24, 2017

While India’s semi-final record scorer Harmanpreet Kaur Bhullar scored a half-century and stitched together a 95-run partnership for third wicket with Poonam Raut, India lost the final for the second time.

Para-athlete Sharad Kumar shines after heartbreak
Mon, Jul 24, 2017

Born in Kodarkatta Purantola village in Motihari tehsil of Bihar, Sharad contacted polio in his left leg at the age of two. With father Surender Kumar being a farmer who was keen for his son to study, he was enrolled in St Paul’s School in Darjeeling, where he took up high jump in his later years.

ICC women’s World Cup final: Chandigarh’s women cricketers can’t wait for excitement today
Sun, Jul 23, 2017

When Indian women’s team was in Chandigarh last year, the city's women cricketers got a chance to bowl to the likes of Mithali Raj, Harmanpreet Kaur and other Indian players in the nets, they also got a chance to celebrate Holi with the Indian team.

Karam Jyoti Dalal leaves Rio Paralympics heartbreak behind
Sun, Jul 23, 2017

After false throws at the Paralympics, discus thrower wins bronze at World Championship. Dalal won the medal with a season-best throw of 19.02m in the F55 category. She is the third Indian medallist after Sundar Singh Gurjar and Amit Saroha.

Aadil wins world title in junior golf
Sat, Jul 22, 2017

Earlier in May, Aadil Bedi had won the Amateur Championship in Singapore. The youngster, who trains under coach Jesse Grewal, also trains under USA coach Bob Byman, a PGA tour member.

ICC Women’s World Cup 2017: Harmanpreet Kaur scripts her story
Fri, Jul 21, 2017

As a kid, Harmanpreet would often accompany her father to the Guru Nanak Stadium right opposite their house to play cricket with the local boys. The youngster would also pursue hockey and athletics at her Government School teams.

Harinder Pal Sandhu can break into top-50 and even top-25, says Saurav Ghosal
Tue, Jul 18, 2017

Saurav Ghosal, who achieved his career-best rank of 15 in December 2013, had reached the final of the Asian Squash Championships in Chennai in March this year before losing to Max Lee of Hong Kong. Ghosal incidentally lost the 2014 senior nationals final to Sandhu.

Amit Saroha bags silver at World Para Athletics Championships
Tue, Jul 18, 2017

Amit Saroha's record throw was an improvement of upon his 26.63m mark in Rio where he finished a close fourth behind Marian Kureja of Slovakia.

PSA World Tour in Melbourne: Mohali squash player wins Victorian Open M 10 title by defeating Australian top seed R Hedrick in final
Mon, Jul 17, 2017

Sandhu, whose current world ranking is 77, dominated against world number 57 Hedrick on Sunday”. “I had a lower back injury in November last year before suffering a hamstring injury in February and I missed some events on the PSA Tour.

SAI regional centre to come up in Chandigarh, funds received last month
Sun, Jul 16, 2017

It will be SAI’s 11th regional centre in India and fourth in the region after Patiala, Sonepat and Lucknow

Better late than never, Sundar Singh Gurjar atones for Rio Paralympics slip in London
Sun, Jul 16, 2017

Sundar Singh Gurjar laid his demons to rest by winning the gold medal at the World Para Athletics Championships on Friday with a throw of 60.36m. The F-46 category is reserved for athletes who have single arm amputated.

Damneet Singh Mann wades through deep waters to win U-18 World silver medal
Sat, Jul 15, 2017

Damneet Singh Mann threw the 5kg hammer to a distance of 74.20m to win the silver medal. This was India's first medal of the event. Mann's best effort came in his first attempt in the final, which saw Ukraine's Mykhalo Khokhan win gold with 82.31m.

Have started testing athletes for next year’s CWG and Asian Games, says NADA’s DG Naveen Agarwal Agarwal
Fri, Jul 14, 2017

Taking about NADA's preparedness before Tokyo Olympics, DG Naveen Agarwal Agarwal, says "Before Tokyo 2020, we will aim for the introduction of biological passport which would come in play before 2020."

Have been saying Ravi Shastri should be made head coach: Chetan Sharma
Thu, Jul 13, 2017

With Shastri being named the Indian coach till the 2019 World Cup, former Test cricketer Chetan Sharma hailed Shastri’s appointment as good for both the Indian team and Indian cricket. Chetan said that Shastri is someone who can man manage well.

South Australian Squash Championship 2017: Harinder Pal Sandhu wins eighth career title
Sun, Jul 09, 2017

South Australian Squash Championship 2017: Winner of three PSA tour titles in 2014 and the national champion the same year, Harinder Pal Sandhu suffered a back injury last November. He spent time at the David Palmer Academy in USA last year.

After courtroom battle, a ‘return’ to court: Patiala girl in Team India at Deaflympics
Fri, Jul 07, 2017

After a month-long legal fight, Gupta was called up for re-trials at Delhi and the Punjab National Bank player has now been training in the national camp since June 8 and will represent India in the tennis event in the Deaflympics in Samsun, Turkey, from July 18.

It feels good when your performance is rewarded: Siddharth Kaul
Fri, Jun 30, 2017

Siddharth Kaul will be India A team’s pace spearhead for the tri-series to be played in South Africa in July. His aim is to perform whenever he gets an opportunity and he will take confidence from his 2017 IPL experience.

Panchkula shooter Deswal teams up with Anmol to win gold at Germany event
Thu, Jun 29, 2017

The first quota places for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will be offered in next year’s world championship in South Korea and Dhillon is confident of Deswal making it to the senior team for the world championship.

Panchkula teen bags gold in 10m Air Pistol event
Mon, Jun 26, 2017

Daughter of Additional DG, SSB, Rajbir Deswal, the 19-year-old began shooting in 2011 and went on to become the national champion at the 58th National Shooting Championship held in Pune in 2015.

Men illegally using mother’s land: Phogats sisters
Sun, Jun 25, 2017

Geeta Phogat and Babita Kumari named Kripal Singh, Dalip Singh, Atar Singh, Vidyadhar and Sanjay of illegally using their mother's farmland as a driveway at Jaitpur village in Jhunjhunu district.

Aiming High: Parashuttler Sanjeev Kumar climbs to seventh in world ranking, plans to play more tourneys
Thu, Jun 22, 2017

This year has seen Sanjeev Kumar featuring in two international events and winning one title in the BWF Uganda Para Badminton International tournament in April.

Sexual assault case: Sardar Singh questioned by UK police
Tue, Jun 20, 2017

Hockey India and the team management fumed over the timing of the interrogation, slamming the authorities for summoning the player to another city in the middle of a tournament. He was interrogated by Yorkshire Police for nearly four hours.

Marathoner’s diary: Chandigarh is a runner’s city, make the most of it
Mon, Jun 19, 2017

After taking part in more than 17 marathons and half-marathons in the past two years, Stephan is one of the few ultra runners in the Tricity.

Caddie Golf Tournament: Atul Sahota emerges winner
Tue, Jun 13, 2017

Atul, who has been caddying for the last three years, carded a score of three-under at the front nine and a triple bogey at the back nine meant that he carded a score of 73 to win the title.

Looking Back: Budding footballers of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh impress former soccer wizard
Fri, Jun 09, 2017

After retiring from national team in 2004, Vijayan still trains youngsters at Kerala Police's football academy in Thrissur and he was recently appointed national observer for football by Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports in March this year.

Happy with way I bowled in IPL 2017 and after rehabilitation, bowling at 150 kph was something I wanted, says Varun Aaron
Sat, Jun 03, 2017

Being a pace bowler who is able to bowl at a speed of more than 140 kph, Varun Aaron is seen as a talent who can bowl with such pace at the international level. Having played nine Test matches and as many ODIs, He is looking to make a comeback into the Indian team.

To win ML Markan Trophy final at PCA Stadium biggest moment of my career, says Chandigarh U-16 skipper Yuvraj Chaudhary
Wed, May 31, 2017

The youngster joined the Gursagar Cricket Academy and the 15-year-old showed his class in Chandigarh’s winning campaign in the Punjab Inter-District U-16 Tournament for ML Markan Trophy where he scored 270 runs and claimed 37 wickets.

10 meter air rifle junior men’s shooting: Chandigarh boy Babuta shoots his way to silver
Sun, May 28, 2017

This was Babuta’s first international medal of the year after he won bronze at the ISSF Junior World Cup in Gabala, Azerbaijan, last year.

Former national skipper and goalkeeper remember KPS Gill
Sat, May 27, 2017

Hockey Chandigarh’s secretary-general Anil Vohra, too, had worked with Gill and believes that launching PHL was Gill’s way of popularising Indian hockey.

Asian Junior Squash Championship: City girl Jaania Singh selected in Indian team for tourney to be held in Jordan
Fri, May 26, 2017

The youngster trains at Chandigarh Club under coaches Saurabh Nayar, Vikas Nayar and Amitoj Singh, a Squash Australia Level 3 coach from Mumbai.