Shivani Naik

Profile

Untitled-4
Rio delivers memorable, uniquely South American Games
Tue, Aug 23, 2016

Despite political uncertainty and recession, Brazil and Rio de Janeiro managed to deliver a memorable, uniquely South American Games.

At Olympics, it remains ‘US vs Them’ for United States of America
Mon, Aug 22, 2016

Story of the medals tally: Familiar leader, surprise second in Britain, China’s slump and the Rising Sun.

At Olympics, it remains ‘US vs Them’ for America
Mon, Aug 22, 2016

Story of the medals tally: Familiar leader, surprise second in Britain, China’s slump and the Rising Sun.

Rio redemption for Brazil, Neymar leads the way
Mon, Aug 22, 2016

The Maracanã erupted after the deciding penalty, their love for Neymar cemented, a gold in the kitty.

Rio Olympics: India lose, on the mat and off it
Tue, Aug 30, 2016

Yogeshwar Dutt goes down tamely to his Mongolian rival to complete India’s self-inflicted humiliation in men’s wrestling.

PV Sindhu’s Olympics journey began on one leg
Tue, Aug 30, 2016

PV Sindhu began her intense preparations one year ago even as she was recovering from a fractured foot.

PV Sindhu vs Carolina Marin, Rio Olympics: Notes from the sidelines​
Sun, Aug 21, 2016

PV Sindhu became India’s first woman to win a silver, scripting history and evacuate India of its Games anguish with a display of talent, power and grace.

PV Sindhu’s silver medal raises hopes of a golden future
Sat, Aug 20, 2016

In the badminton women's singles final at Rio 2016 Olympics, brave PV Sindhu comes up agonisingly short against World No.1 Carolina Marin.

PV Sindhu becomes first Indian woman to win an Olympic silver medal
Sat, Aug 20, 2016

PV Sindhu had taken Indian badminton, the country’s high-performing sport for a while now, a notch higher.

How coach Pullela Gopichand gives his players what he himself never got
Tue, Aug 23, 2016

Pullela Gopichand is now feeding his athletes what he had been starved off: ready inputs, strategy, knowledge and an incredible mind off court.

Rio 2016 Olympics Badminton Final: Wonder girl versus ‘Girl Nadal’ for gold
Fri, Aug 19, 2016

Standing between PV Sindhu and the gold is the World No.1 Carolina Marin, who has Nadal’s tenacity and Sharapova’s shrieks.

Sakshi Malik – India’s Miss Sunshine at Rio Olympics
Fri, Aug 19, 2016

Sakshi Malik, the diminutive Haryana wrestler, overturns a 0-5 deficit against Kyrgyz Aisuluu Tynybekova to give the country its first medal at Rio — a bronze.

Rohtak Zen in Rio zone, Sakshi Malik brings wrestling bronze from Olympics
Fri, Aug 19, 2016

Sakshi Malik was a good steady wrestler, who won qualification at first opportunity. Yet, she wasn’t a Phogat — India’s first family of women wrestlers.

PV Sindhu getting better by the game, goes for Rio 2016 Olympics gold
Fri, Aug 19, 2016

PV Sindhu trashed all pre-game predictions to emerge on the final peak of the draw in a post-Chinese-domination world of badminton.

Conflict of interest whiff around Indian medical team at Rio 2016 Olympics
Thu, Aug 18, 2016

Some athletes and coaches say chief medical officer Pawandeep Singh's standard response to most complaints of injuries has been a dose of Combiflam.

India’s PV Sindhu scaling new heights at the Olympics
Thu, Aug 18, 2016

After overcoming the Chinese wall, the tall PV Sindhu has summit in her sight as she faces 5’1” Okuhara.

Kidambi Srikanth loses, but shows ‘Super Dan’ is no Superman
Thu, Aug 18, 2016

Kidambi Srikanth gave the most visceral exhibitions of world-class talent that matched China’s best, and hushed China’s loudest.

Four years after London, PV Sindhu exacts Saina Nehwal and India’s revenge in Rio
Thu, Aug 18, 2016

Four years ago, the Chinese girl Yihan Wang had decimated Saina Nehwal in the London 2012 Olympics semis.

I want to go home and eat rasgulla; that has been my biggest sacrifice, says Dipa Karmakar
Wed, Aug 17, 2016

Dipa Karmakar, who finished fourth in vault, took time to reflect on what happened on the day, and in the build-up.

Rio 2016 Olympics: Gymnastics’ vault full of stories
Tue, Aug 16, 2016

Wonder women from Tanchon, Tripura and Texas, a 41-year veteran, a cute Chinese child push the envelop in pursuit of gold.

Kidambi Srikanth beats super Dane, Super Dan next at Rio 2016 Olympics
Tue, Aug 16, 2016

India smarting from the injury and exit of Saina Nehwal are hoping their first time Olympians script a fresh tale.

Slower but Usain Bolt still fast enough to win 100m gold
Tue, Aug 16, 2016

Usain Bolt is on track to achieve his triple treble over 100m, 200m and 4x100m and, in his words, become immortal.

Michael Phelps, golden boy, swims into sunset
Mon, Aug 15, 2016

With a record 23 gold medals, Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian ever, finally decides to retire.

Injury to insult: Saina Nehwal hobbles out of Rio Games
Mon, Aug 15, 2016

For Saina Nehwal, this will be an exit reminiscent of the second pool game at Asian Games 2010 – where her challenge failed to take off entirely.

In bronze-medal match, it’s the Czech who bounce out the Indians
Mon, Aug 15, 2016

Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna fail to play the best and lose 1-6 5-7 to Czech pair of Lucie Hradecka and Radek Stepanek.

Dipa Karmakar’s Produnova makes India proud at Olympic Games
Mon, Aug 15, 2016

Dipa Karmakar finishes fourth in the Vaults final marking India’s most stupendous international achievement.

Vikas Krishan: Haryana’s hit machine
Tue, Aug 16, 2016

Vikas Krishan and Manoj Kumar face tough Uzbekistan boxers in their respective bouts, but will not dilute their aggressive style.

Chasing Olympic medal, Lalita Babar enters final 32 years after PT Usha
Sun, Aug 14, 2016

Lalita Babar qualified for the women's 3000m steeplechase with a new national record of 9 minutes 19.76 seconds.

India men’s hockey team finish group stage with uncertainty, injury to SV Sunil
Sat, Aug 13, 2016

India had a nervy finish to their group stage match as they drew 2-2 with lower ranked Canada.

For Indian shooters, another ‘misserable’ day at Rio 2016 Olympics
Sat, Aug 13, 2016

Gagan Narang finishes 13th in 50m rifle prone to join medal-less list, India remain medal-less at the end of first week.

How Fiji won rugby hearts at Olympics: One-eyed star, some mystic power
Sat, Aug 13, 2016

Fiji Sevens have ruled the Olympic code of rugby, a fast-paced compact format that allows for a lot of speed and creativity

Sports Minister Vijay Goel takes selfies galore but Rio panel isn’t amused
Fri, Aug 12, 2016

On Wednesday, the organisers threatened to cancel India Sports Minister Vijay Goel’s accreditation.

Tale of two cities and two athletes: Shiva Thapa, Deepika Kumari
Fri, Aug 12, 2016

Boxer Shiva Thapa and archer Deepika Kumari commit the same mistakes in Rio as they did in London; the outcome is no different.

The enigma that is Deepika Kumari
Fri, Aug 12, 2016

When the stakes rise and another exit, Deepika Kumari remains a mystery prodigy whose growing up pangs have been there for all to see.

Medal-hungry like Michael Phelps and cool like Usain Bolt, meet Rio 2016 Olympics rising star Simone Biles
Thu, Aug 11, 2016

Simone Biles, 19, is eyeing a record of five medals at the gymnastics event and she has already won one of them.

Jitu Rai, gone with the wind
Thu, Aug 11, 2016

In another near-miss for Indian shooting, biggest medal hope Jitu Rai done in by a strong gust in his pet 50m event; fails to make finals.