Nihal Koshie

Articles By Nihal Koshie

Caster Semenya’s case is about gender, science & fair play

CAS begins hearing on Caster Semenya's plea, which challenges the International Association of Athletics Federations’ proposed rules that aim to restrict testosterone levels in female athletes

Rahul Dravid: The man the boys trust

Rahul Dravid is shepherding the next wave of cricketers who will form the crux of the national team. Following him like the Pied Piper of Hamelin, the wards — whose life, Dravid has helped guide onto the right track — pen their testimonials.

Neeraj Chopra is six weeks behind schedule, says coach Uwe Hohn

Coach Uwe Hohn rues delay in travelling to Potchefstroom where an expert physio has helped the star athlete overcome an elbow injury

Shaili Singh: Girl who could be the next Anju Bobby George

Teenage long jumper Shaili Singh, the U-16 national record holder, has the potential to be country’s best.

‘Time short’: Neeraj Chopra’s coach complains of poor equipment, diet ahead of Tokyo Olympics

Delay in procuring equipment, insufficient support staff, poor diet and unimaginative planning are hampering the training of javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra, as per coach Uwe Hohn.

Hansie Cronje match-fixing scandal: Sanjeev Chawla, the one that got away

18 years after an extortion probe and a tapped phone led them to Hansie Cronje and one of cricket’s biggest match-fixing scandals, Indian authorities may finally lay hands on the bookie at the centre of it all.

Coach, captain need to ensure players feel wanted when chips are down, says VVS Laxman

When the going gets tough – like after the second Test in Perth which India lost by 146 runs — it is the responsibility of the team management to instill confidence in each player, Laxman believes.

Nirmala Sheoran fails to report for camp, untraceable again

In the run-up to the 2018 Asian Games, Nirmala remained untraceable till June when she participated in the National Inter-state Senior Athletics Championships in Guwahati and met qualifying standards.

Foreign coach in charge of long jumper Sreeshankar Murali quits

Bedros Bedrosian, appalled by the lack of facilities — there is no gymnasium at the stadium — not only decided not to train Sreeshankar but has also put in his papers.

Limba Ram’s quiver full of harrows

Limba Ram arrived with a blaze of promise in 1992 at the Barcelona Olympics where Archery dazzled, and he almost medalled. The 46-year-old was recently diagnosed with a neuro degenerative illness.

The rising star who ended her life much before Dutee Chand challenged the rules

Much before the Odisha sprinter — now an Asian Games double medallist — successfully challenged the rules regarding the eligibility of female athletes, an 18-year-old rising star, who faced similar discrimination, ended her life. The Indian Express travels to her quaint South Goan village, meets her still-grieving family and pieces together the mystery and pathos behind the suicide

Six toes, seven wonders: Swapna Barman lives her dream

For Swapna Barman, six toes on each feet meant competing with ill-fitting shoes and bearing excruciating pain. She overcame that, her short stature and a tooth and gum infection to win India's maiden heptathlon gold at the Asian Games.

Asian Games 2018: After silver medal, Dutee Chand warns athletes about IAAF’s testosterone cap rule

Don't be pressurised into undergoing medication or be subjected to tests, says sprint star Dutee Chand after silver medal in 100m at Asian Games.

Rajasthan Royals co-owner Raj Kundra had contact with bookie, says IPL investigator BB Misra

Raj Kundra and Gurunath Meiyappan were handed life bans for betting. Then IPL lead investigator BB Misra is now with the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC).

IPL investigator BB Misra red-flags player-agent nexus, says need to probe

Former IPS officer said players or even officials connected to managers and agents could use coercion to help their “friends” bag lucrative deals.

Top player was in touch with bookie but no time to probe: IPL investigator BB Misra

There was a tape of their chat, bookie was willing to help but got cold feet; I had deadline: ex-IPS officer B B Misra

NADA officials have no right to search and seize for substances, says appeal panel

Anti-doping officials will have to ask law enforcement agencies to investigate, says appeals panel; ruling comes as hurdler Jitin Paul's ban is overturned

India’s bridge team at Asian Games: IITians, industrialist, art collector

Bridge Federation of India president Prasad Keni counters the popular perception that bridge is only a sport for the rich and famous.

Courting trouble before the Asian Games 2018

With 10 cases related to Asian Games team selections being heard in courts across country, sports lawyers and advocates had their plate full

At 79, she says bridge has given Rita Choksi all — a husband, and now Asian Games slot

With the bridge set to make its Asian Games debut in Jakarta next month, Rita Choksi will be among the handful of athletes who will add a unique shade to India’s squad of close to 550.