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Sunday, May 16, 2021

Nitin Sharma


Steamers, oximeters, masks: COVID-19 precautions on mind of Indian shooters
Sun, May 16, 2021

COVID-19 precautions were on top of the minds of Indian shooters when they packed their bags for Croatia, their training detour before the Tokyo Olympics.

Unbreakable Seema Bisla set for Tokyo
Sun, May 09, 2021

On Friday, Bisla won the semi-final to become the fourth Indian woman wrestler to seal a quota for the Tokyo Olympics. A few hours later, she went on to earn gold in the 50kg event of the Olympic qualification tournament.

Literally fighting on one leg, wrestler Sumit Malik books Tokyo spot
Sat, May 08, 2021

Sumit Malik is the fourth Indian male wrestler, after Bajrang Punia, Deepak Punia and Ravi Dahiya, to confirm an Olympic spot.

Two sports complexes to turn into 50-bed Covid centres in Chandigarh
Fri, May 07, 2021

Officials said that each mini Covid care centre will be a 50-bed facility and will operate initially for a period of one month. Work at the Sector 8 Mini Sports Complex is in the final stages, they added. Once ready, both the Covid care centres will provide basic hospital care to patients.

Indian origin twin brothers from Punjab face off at Wembley
Sun, May 02, 2021

With the twins Amar Singh Purewal and Arjun Singh Purewal representing two different clubs in the final--while Arjun is captaining Consett FC, Amar plays for Hebburn Town-- it will be an emotional moment for the family.

In memoriam: Farewell to hockey stalwart YP Vohra
Sun, May 02, 2021

A contemporary of triple Olympics gold medallist late Balbir Singh Senior, Vohra was ever present on the Chandigarh hockey scene since the 1950s first as a player and later as a hockey administrator.

Farewell to hockey stalwart YP Vohra
Sun, May 02, 2021

Vohra was behind the formation of Chandigarh Olympic Association in the 1970s.

For Harpreet Brar, fourth time’s the charm
Sun, May 02, 2021

Harpreet Brar needed a fourth trial to break into the IPL in 2018. Playing just his fourth IPL match, the spinner steps up to claim the wickets of Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell and AB de Villiers.

Balbir Singh Jr passes away: ‘He was the only namesake who played with Balbir Singh Sr’
Tue, Apr 13, 2021

Born on May 2, 1932 at Sansarpur, Punjab, Balbir Singh Junior started playing hockey at the age of six years seeing his elder brothers play the sport in the hockey ground at the village.

Anshu Malik overcomes fears to book Tokyo-berth
Sat, Apr 10, 2021

An injury ended her father’s wrestling career. Now Anshu Malik overcame an injury scare of her own to book an Olympic spot.

The would-be doctor who became NBA’s first Indian-origin referee
Fri, Apr 09, 2021

Suyash Mehta, who became the first full-time Indian-origin referee to officiate in NBA League for the 2020-2021 season in December last year, has been part of the NBA referee roster since then and has officiated in more than 20 games this season.

Covid leaves judo team stranded in Kyrgyzstan, Tokyo far away
Thu, Apr 08, 2021

The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports and the Ministry of External Affairs are in touch with the players to bring them back.

Day after fighting fire in train, MP archery team puts on a fired-up show
Mon, Mar 15, 2021

Soon after they were evacuated, Sonia called her father Mohan and assured him she was safe. The next day, she ensured that her morale was intact despite the trauma. She first shot a score of 642 to emerge second in the ranking-round on Sunday.

Accident in Haryana, an amputation later, 22-yr-old’s Tokyo dreams ride on his javelin
Sun, Mar 14, 2021

In Patiala last Saturday, javelin-thrower Sumit Antil, a 2019 World Para Championship silver medallist, broke compatriot Sandeep Chaudhary's world record in the javelin's F44 and F64 categories — para track-and-field events have classifications based on the physical disabilities of athletes.

Jolt to UTCA senior women’s team after player asked to return for not having domicile of Chandigarh
Thu, Mar 11, 2021

The 22-member team is in Jaipur for the BCCI Women's Senior One Day Tournaments and Gupta tested positive for Covid-19 earlier this week.

Khattar govt withdraws Sports University Bill, will revise it, reintroduce on March 10
Tue, Mar 09, 2021

The Bill was withdrawn after Sports Minister Sandeep Singh moved a resolution in the House, saying the state government has decided to take a “relook” at it on the Centre’s advice.

With help from Ali and Rocky, Manish Kaushik defeats fear, wins gold
Wed, Mar 10, 2021

In Spain, Kaushik scored wins over the likes of world number four Kazakh Safiullin Zakir and Nikolai Terteryan of Denmark in the final.

Khelo India Youth Games: Host Haryana discusses plan of action with Centre, SAI
Thu, Mar 04, 2021

While Punjab had hosted the national games in 2011, this will be for the first time that Haryana will play host to a multi-game event

Healthcare for all: dream of Indian-origin doc who oversaw Tiger Woods’ treatment
Mon, Mar 01, 2021

Tiger Woods was taken to the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, where he was operated upon by a team of doctors under Dr. Anish Mahajan, who traces his roots to Jalgaon in Maharashtra.

Indian flyweight Deepak Bhoria beats world champion Zoirov to enter finals of Strandja Memorial
Sat, Feb 27, 2021

23-year-old Deepak, who got a silver medal at the 2019 Asian Championships in the 49kg category before moving up to 52 kg, showed his dominance in the opening round with straight and cross punches.

Fazza Para Archery World Ranking Tournament: Para-archers from Haryana win gold medal in mixed event
Fri, Feb 26, 2021

During the lockdown last year, 29-year-old archer Harvinder Singh would train on his farm at Ajitnagar village in Kaithal district, Haryana, to keep him match fit. Singh, who won India’s first individual gold in archery in 2018 Asian Para Games, would suffer from dengue fever months later before joining the national camp at Sonepat in […]

After para-athletes raise objections, Haryana to rethink sports policy amendments
Thu, Feb 25, 2021

Under the new amendments of Haryana Sports Policy, the state government had decided to give Group B jobs to Paralympic and para Asian Games gold medal winners.

With the elusive national title conquered, Sathiyan is ready for the Olympic qualifiers
Wed, Feb 24, 2021

G Sathiyan beat veteran Achanta Sharath Kamal to win his first national title. With a new rubber, an improved forehand, serve and fitness-level, he’s now looking to secure an Olympic berth.

82nd Senior National Table Tennis Tournament: World no. 32 Sharath eyes his tenth national title
Sat, Feb 20, 2021

Sharath Kamal, who is a Chennai native, will be competing in the championship ahead of 4 international events including Olympics qualifiers in Doha

Manika Batra wins national title, eyes Tokyo Olympic spot via Doha
Fri, Feb 19, 2021

India’s top paddler Manika Batra returned to competitive table tennis for the first time since the pandemic. A win at the national championships gives her a boost, as she prepares to compete for a Tokyo Olympics quota.