Mihir Vasavda

Articles By Mihir Vasavda

World Wrestling Championship: Deepak Punia wins silver on one good leg

Indian wrestler gives walkover in 86 kg final, reveals he suffered ankle ligament tear in opening bout

World Jr gold to senior final in one month, Deepak Punia comes of age

On Saturday, the 20-year-old who was once mocked for being overweight ended India’s dubious record in heavyweight categories at the World Championships, becoming the first wrestler to reach the final in these classes.

Bajrang, fashionably late: Wrestler fights back from 0-6 down to win 8-7

Wrestler fights back from 0-6 down against Mongolia’s Tumut Ochir to win 8-7 and bag bronze

On his Worlds debut, Ravi Dahiya destroys reputations to bag Tokyo quota

Friday will give him a chance to further cement his position as the new number 1 for India in a weight category where it has under-performed despite all the talent.

Vin-win situation: Vinesh Phogat bags World Championship bronze, Olympic quota

With a show of spectacular strength and an equal measure of deftness, Vinesh laid to rest whatever little doubts there were over her Olympic credentials.

Vinesh Phogat loses battle but stays in fight for Tokyo ticket

Vinesh Phogat had no illusions about the enormity of the challenge that stared her in the face when she stepped on to the mat for the 53kg contest.

E-quating endurance

An electronic pill to measure the endurance levels of athletes will be trialled at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, which starts from September 27.

Indian restaurant owner helped Greek scientist crack sports research

Today, the Greek scientist is in the news for his latest innovation: a technology that will investigate the effect of extreme weather conditions on elite athletes in real-time using a smart wrist band, which he is developing, and an electronic pill.

Tokyo en route Nur-Sultan

The stakes are higher this time at the World Championship, with Olympic-quota winners ensured to be spared of national trials

Gurpreet Singh Sandhu: The boy at the dike

Gurpreet Singh Sandhu’s goalkeeping against Qatar kept India afloat against the Asian champions in the World Cup qualifier.

2022 FIFA World Cup, India vs Qatar: Impassable Gurpreet makes it possible

India ’keeper makes at least a dozen saves to help India hold Asian champions Qatar in World Cup qualifier.

Sjoerd Marijne confident of women’s hockey team making Tokyo cut

This year, the women have lost just two matches out of the 23 they've played (15 wins, 6 draws).

Spoiler alert: Qatar 2022 a bridge too far

But Qatar 2022, it’s safe to concede, remains a goal way beyond India’s reach. The more realistic target would be the 2023 Asian Cup as these qualifiers also provide an opportunity to seal a spot for the continental championship.

Sports Authority of India begins to bring the classroom to the playground

The Indian government will provide tuitions in English, maths and science at national training centres.

PV Sindhu: The girl who grew up riding across town before dawn to practice

With her 21-7, 21-7 domination at World Championship final, the shuttler is being called India’s greatest sportsperson. Amid the whirlwind since, PV Sindhu wears that title as lightly as the aggression she can unleash on court. The Indian Express on the girl who grew up riding across town before dawn to practice into a 24-year-old who loves nail art, biryani, and winning.

Breaking the cycle

Not too long ago, India had one dust-ridden velodrome, no qualified coaches, few cyclists and five bicycles. Then a retired Air Force HR manager took under his wings a group of athletes with a promise to make them elite cyclists. The Indian Express meets the young world beaters pursuing a sport where India has virtually no history

How Vinesh became Winesh

Improved stamina, technical tweaks gave Vinesh three gold medals a month — a much-needed morale booster ahead of the Worlds

Positive result: BCCI finally agrees to come under NADA ambit

Stand-off between BCCI, sports ministry on dope testing cricketers comes to an end after nearly a decade

BCCI agrees, cricketers are now under national drug testing agency

Sports Secretary Radheshyam Jhulaniya on Friday said that the Indian cricket board has agreed to come under the ambit of the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA), ending years of defiance.

The real Kashmir situation

With no means of communication with their families, players send official back home with messages.