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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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'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.
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.
It will be SAI’s 11th regional centre in India and fourth in the region after Patiala, Sonepat and Lucknow
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 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.
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."
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: 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The youngster trains at Chandigarh Club under coaches Saurabh Nayar, Vikas Nayar and Amitoj Singh, a Squash Australia Level 3 coach from Mumbai.