With kickboxing not an option in the school curriculum at the higher level, Narender opted for Wushu.
Fighting odds, four unsung athletes challenged existing norms and carved a name for themselves in Incheon.
Monika (21), who is a midfielder, started playing hockey in 2005 at Government School, Sector 44.
A young Khushbir never showed an inclination for athletics till her older sister Harjeet Kaur opted for 3,000 metre event.
Amit Bhattacharjee tells Nitin Sharma what makes his ward Abhinav Bindra special.
Chief athletics coach Bahadur Singh talks about the challenges the Indian athletics face at the Asian Games.
The boxing coach had also filed an RTI with regard to the Arjuna award being given to Jai Bhagwan while Manoj was being ignored.
Returning to the Indian team after a doping ban, relay trio talk to Nitin Sharma about their dark days.
The 33-year-old is the seniormost member of the squad and known for his open guard style of play.
Giving up the sport after Olympics heart break, Vikas returns to the ring hungrier and wiser, writes Nitin Sharma.
2010 Commonwealth Games gold medalists in boxing - Manoj Kumar and Paramjit Samota - have cried foul.
Little-known athletes had their share of fame when they won their 1st CWG medal in Glasgow; IE traces them.
Since 1930, India only has five gold medals in Commonwealth games and it will be difficult this time too.
Chandigarh’s Feroz topped the six-round trials held for selecting the Indian team earlier this month.
City golfer Garewal has qualified for the Youth Olympics to be held in China in August along with Delhi golfer Aditi Ashok
For 32-year-old Shiv Kapur, it took close to a decade to fullfill one of his major goals — qualifying for the US Open.
Maharashtra Boxing Association (MHA) was one of the units which had not joined the Abhishek Matoria-led faction or the PKM Raja-led Boxing India group.
International boxing federation gives provisional membership to Boxing India.
The Punjab village has so far produced 14 Olympians, nine for India, four for Kenya and one for Canada.
In a match which saw the Lancers leading twice, young goalie Harjot Singh made four brilliant saves.
The boxers are expected to join team in USA for the match against Argentina Condors in January.
Nitin and Jonathan explore how new settlers kept in touch with their roots through the sport.
Bhullar is now well-placed at fourth in the Asian Order of Merit.
Two had passed out from CHFA,the third is a product of Surjit Hockey Academy.
The IBF functioning is presently in limbo. It is yet to hold elections in keeping with the new constitution.
Last month,when Chandigarh shooter Anjum Moudgill took part in the Asian Shooting Championship held at Tehran,Iran,she had to combat usual peculiar problem that she faces ahead of competitions. Moudgill,who owns a 10 M Air Rifle,does not have a .22 Rifle and takes part in the 50 M 3 Position and Prone events with the rifle […]
Harjeet was part of the Punjab team which won junior national title for the last two years.
Vijender Singhs refusal to sign for WSB in 2010 meant that Videocon pulled out of owning the Indian franchise.
Even though I knew I could not play in the Chandigarh tournament,I was eager to know what was happening there.
The World Championships,which begin in Almaty,Kazakhstan,on Monday,thus have added importance for the sport in India.
Jeev Milkha Singh is on a two-week long break from the sport in his hometown Chandigarh.
Harjeet was chosen the most promising player at the Sultan of Johor Cup under-21 hockey tournament.
This is for my father,says Harjeet Singh Puli,who dazzled at U-21 tourney in Malaysia.
Her first taste of success came in the form of a gold at the Punjab State School Games in 2010.
Harjeet Singh Puli has won the trophy for the best promising player of the tournament in the U-21 Sultan of Johar Cup
A product of Chandigarh Hockey and Football Academy,Singh was also a part of the academys team which toured Malaysia in 2010.