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NITIN SHARMA

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Narendar Grewal: Once a pariah, now the toast of his village
Mon, Oct 13, 2014

With kickboxing not an option in the school curriculum at the higher level, Narender opted for Wushu.

The homecoming
Mon, Oct 13, 2014

Fighting odds, four unsung athletes challenged existing norms and carved a name for themselves in Incheon.

When bronze of women’s hockey team shone the brightest here
Thu, Oct 02, 2014

Monika (21), who is a midfielder, started playing hockey in 2005 at Government School, Sector 44.

Asian Games 2014: As a budding walker, Khushbir Kaur couldn’t afford to buy shoes
Mon, Sep 29, 2014

A young Khushbir never showed an inclination for athletics till her older sister Harjeet Kaur opted for 3,000 metre event.

Family wants Abhinav Bindra to get married, says his mental trainer
Tue, Sep 23, 2014

Amit Bhattacharjee tells Nitin Sharma what makes his ward Abhinav Bindra special.

All six in relay squad are competitive: Bahadur Singh
Thu, Sep 18, 2014

Chief athletics coach Bahadur Singh talks about the challenges the Indian athletics face at the Asian Games.

Shot in the arm: Asiad-bound Manoj cleared by Sports Ministry for Arjuna
Thu, Sep 18, 2014

The boxing coach had also filed an RTI with regard to the Arjuna award being given to Jai Bhagwan while Manoj was being ignored.

Asian Games 2014: People wouldn’t give us rooms on rent, they would say these girls do drugs, say India’s relay trio
Thu, Sep 18, 2014

Returning to the Indian team after a doping ban, relay trio talk to Nitin Sharma about their dark days.

It is like football, you can defend but can’t win unless you score: Akhil Kumar
Tue, Sep 16, 2014

The 33-year-old is the seniormost member of the squad and known for his open guard style of play.

Asian Games: Vikas Krishan Yadav fighting demons
Tue, Sep 16, 2014

Giving up the sport after Olympics heart break, Vikas returns to the ring hungrier and wiser, writes Nitin Sharma.

Kumar, Samota to protest after Bhagwan makes cut
Wed, Aug 13, 2014

2010 Commonwealth Games gold medalists in boxing - Manoj Kumar and Paramjit Samota - have cried foul.

Out of the shadows
Sun, Aug 10, 2014

Little-known athletes had their share of fame when they won their 1st CWG medal in Glasgow; IE traces them.

Time for youngsters to come good on promise, says Sandhu 
Wed, Jul 23, 2014

Since 1930, India only has five gold medals in Commonwealth games and it will be difficult this time too.

City golfer selected to lead Indian team in Asian Games
Wed, Jul 16, 2014

Chandigarh’s Feroz topped the six-round trials held for selecting the Indian team earlier this month.

City golfer to represent India in Youth Olympics in China this August
Sat, Jun 21, 2014

City golfer Garewal has qualified for the Youth Olympics to be held in China in August along with Delhi golfer Aditi Ashok

American dream, a reality
Wed, May 28, 2014

For 32-year-old Shiv Kapur, it took close to a decade to fullfill one of his major goals — qualifying for the US Open.

New Indian boxing body set for elections
Sat, May 17, 2014

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.

India back in the ring
Fri, May 16, 2014

International boxing federation gives provisional membership to Boxing India.

Jasjit: Another feather in the cap of Sansarpur
Thu, May 15, 2014

The Punjab village has so far produced 14 Olympians, nine for India, four for Kenya and one for Canada.

Goalkeeper Harjot secures a draw for Punjab
Wed, Feb 12, 2014

In a match which saw the Lancers leading twice, young goalie Harjot Singh made four brilliant saves.

Indians get into WSB: Shiva Thapa,Sumit Sangwan sign up for Team USA
Tue, Dec 31, 2013

The boxers are expected to join team in USA for the match against Argentina Condors in January.

Immigrant song: Expatriate Indian community is driving surge of hockey in Canada and New Zealand
Sun, Dec 08, 2013

Nitin and Jonathan explore how new settlers kept in touch with their roots through the sport.

Now Bhullar must focus on Europe
Wed, Dec 04, 2013

Bhullar is now well-placed at fourth in the Asian Order of Merit.

3 from city make it to Indian junior hockey squad
Thu, Nov 28, 2013

Two had passed out from CHFA,the third is a product of Surjit Hockey Academy.

Boxers losing precious time
Sat, Nov 23, 2013

The IBF functioning is presently in limbo. It is yet to hold elections in keeping with the new constitution.

Despite hiccups,shooter Moudgill shines
Wed, Nov 13, 2013

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 […]

Three city players in national team for Asian championship
Tue, Oct 29, 2013

Harjeet was part of the Punjab team which won junior national title for the last two years.

Format woe for Indian boxers
Fri, Oct 25, 2013

Vijender Singh’s refusal to sign for WSB in 2010 meant that Videocon pulled out of owning the Indian franchise.

With success on IGU Feeder Tour,Thiara aims for more
Tue, Oct 15, 2013

Even though I knew I could not play in the Chandigarh tournament,I was eager to know what was happening there.

London Olympics disappointment will motivate boxers to do well: Sandhu
Mon, Oct 14, 2013

The World Championships,which begin in Almaty,Kazakhstan,on Monday,thus have added importance for the sport in India.

I still have 7-8 years of golf left in me: Jeev Milkha Singh
Mon, Oct 07, 2013

Jeev Milkha Singh is on a two-week long break from the sport in his hometown Chandigarh.

Chandigarh’s 17-year-old prodigy lives his hockey dream,promises more
Fri, Mar 14, 2014

Harjeet was chosen the most promising player at the Sultan of Johor Cup under-21 hockey tournament.

A labourer’s 17-year-old son lives his hockey dream,promises more
Thu, Oct 03, 2013

This is for my father,says Harjeet Singh Puli,who dazzled at U-21 tourney in Malaysia.

Simranpreet’s punches help father kick bottle
Tue, Oct 01, 2013

Her first taste of success came in the form of a gold at the Punjab State School Games in 2010.

‘Trophy will bring joy to father,brother who work as labourers’
Tue, Oct 01, 2013

Harjeet Singh Puli has won the trophy for the best promising player of the tournament in the U-21 Sultan of Johar Cup

18-yr-old goalie takes Indian junior hockey to new levels
Mon, Sep 30, 2013

A product of Chandigarh Hockey and Football Academy,Singh was also a part of the academy’s team which toured Malaysia in 2010.

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