Nihal Koshie

Articles By Nihal Koshie

Dutee Chand calls sister a ‘blackmailer’; sister unopposed to relationship

Saraswati, 10 years Dutee Chand’s senior, said she was not opposed in principle to her same-sex relationship. But didn’t want her younger sister to be misled or exploited by those trying to piggyback on her fame.

Dutee Chand says she’s in same-sex relationship with soulmate

Dutee Chand, the 100 m record holder and winner of two silver medals at the 2018 Asian Games, is the first Indian sports star to acknowledge being in a same-sex relationship.

As Neeraj Chopra recuperates from injury, Shivpal Singh emerges as India’s best bet in javelin

A fit Shivpal improved his personal best to 86.23 metres at the Asian Championships — up from 82.56 metres — which is the second best by an Indian after Chopra's 88.06m.

CAS ruling on testosterone levels for women: Nationals untouched by new rules

IAAF regulations don't bar DSD athletes from competing ‘domestically’ and winning medals. The CAS, in its executive summary, accepted that ‘testosterone’ is the primary driver of difference in sports performance between men and women and that the cap is essential for ‘fair competition’ among women.

S Sreesanth abused Rahul Dravid in public, says Paddy Upton in his book; he denies

Paddy Upton says that 24 hours before they were arrested on May 16, 2013, Sreesanth had been 'sacked and sent home for poor behaviour.'

Caster Semenya vs IAAF: Therapy life-long, has side-effects, says expert

Dr Ambrish Mittal, chairman Endocrinology at Medanta The Medicity, told The Indian Express what it will take, why there could be side-effects and how it will affect athletic ability.

Caster Semenya’s CAS verdict: ‘Based on my experience of working in India, this will lead to witch-hunt’

Dr Payoshni Mitra, one of the 10 experts on Caster Semenya’s team, believes implementation of the regulations will result in violation of the rights of female athletes.

IPL 2019: Seven IPL stars, five commentators, one management firm

All of them feature on the home page of Cornerstone, the country’s most high-profile sports and entertainment consultancy that specialises in talent management.

Throw it like Neeraj Chopra

Over hundred, many from UP farmland and remote Gujarat, turn up at talent hunt for javelin throwers.

CAS’s verdict on Caster Semenya testosterone case: Fair play or rights violation?

The big gender debate: CAS’s verdict on Caster Semenya testosterone case can change the face of women’s sports forever

Back from the cold: After Seoul high, T Gopi aims to break oldest record

The Seoul Marathon was the first time T Gopi had travelled abroad on his own for a race; no coach, no physio, no pace-setter, no fellow Indian runner.

Lok Sabha Elections: Discus thrower vs trap shooter makes this an Olympic-sized poll duel

Rathore and Poonia were part of the Indian contingent at the 2008 Beijing Olympics but the former discus thrower recalls interactions between them to be few and far between.

AFI President says Tejaswin Shankar not a medal prospect after omitting him from Asian Championship team

Tejaswin Shankar was omitted from the contingent for the Asian Athletics Championships in Doha despite clearing qualification standards in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) competitions on more than one occasion since January.

Mirabai Chanu, relieved and refreshed

Ace weightlifter Mirabai Chanu has put mystery back injury behind her and hit the straps in pursuit of the Tokyo Games.

Federation Cup: Avinash Sable, a man for all seasons

Toughened by cold of glaciers and desert heat, armyman Avinash Sable wins record-breaking steeplechase gold.

Asian Youth Championship: His family on tenterhooks, triple jumper Vishal Mor brings good news

Vishal’s father Rajvir Singh Mor, an assistant sub-inspector with the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), is posted in Pulwama.

Federation Cup: Annu Rani shatters own national record to qualify for Worlds with the help of a golf ball

Retooling her game with unique training methods, javelin thrower Rani bounces back. Her throw at Federation Cup was measured at 62.34 metres, surpassing her previous best of 61.86 nearly two years ago.

Federation Cup: From laying roads to blazing tracks, Gavit Murali Kumar makes his way to two golds

Gavit Murali Kumar’s journey was filled with hurdles. So poor was his family that he used to help laying roads near his village, squeezing time between training and school.

National Athletics Championships: Praveen Chithravel’s big leap forward

In a coming of age show, triple jumper Praveen Chitravel, 17, clocks 16.51m to win gold ahead of seasoned Arpinder Singh at the 23rd Federation Cup National Athletics Championships on Saturday.

In Javelin throw, Shivpal Singh lays down the marker

Shivpal Singh was born to be a javelin thrower because hurling the 800 gram spear is a family tradition. But despite the sport being in his blood, Shivpal is yet to have a breakthrough season.