Shivani Naik


Asian Games 2018: India’s two-fold path to salvation
Tue, Aug 21, 2018

Starting as No. 5 in the eight-man final, Deepak Kumar would slip to 7th and then clamber up to 2nd with a calm simplicity.

Wrestler Bajrang Punia brings India first Asian Games gold
Mon, Aug 20, 2018

Asian Games 2018: Bajrang is India’s fastest, most powerful and focussed grappler at the moment. His fitness has been a revelation over the past few seasons, something that keeps him in the game until the last second.

Asian Games 2018: For battered Sushil Kumar, a bout that signifies an end and a beginning
Mon, Aug 20, 2018

Sushil Kumar lost 3-5 to Adam Batirov of Bahrain in the first round bout of the Asian Games 2018 in Jakarta.

As Asia showcases unity, two Koreas get loudest cheers at opening ceremony
Sun, Aug 19, 2018

In the stands and on the field, nations with enviable diversity marched to a thundering applause as Asia seemed to assert itself as a land refusing to trade peace for dividing conflicts.

Asian Games 2018: Vinesh Phogat is ready for ‘Olympics Part 2’
Sun, Aug 19, 2018

After the traumatic injury in Rio tempered her single-minded desperation, the relaxed wrestler is ready for familiar foes at ‘Olympics Part 2’

Asian Games 2018: After Esow Alban’s high, hope springs for cycling medal in Indonesia
Sat, Aug 18, 2018

Esow Alban’s surge to silver at the Junior Track Cycling World Championships came in Switzerland early on Friday.

Asian Games 2018: One Dream, One Korea
Sat, Aug 18, 2018

North and South come together as a unified basketball team; play under a white peace flag with a blue peninsular map

Asian Games 2018: Indonesia looks forward to Asiad, life beyond
Fri, Aug 17, 2018

Island nation Indonesia, which has seen sectarian divisions flare up in recent times, will use sport as a welcome distraction over the fortnight.

The scalpel scientist: Man who mends the broken bones and dreams of India’s top athletes
Sun, Aug 12, 2018

Dinshaw Pardiwala, the man who mends the broken bones and dreams of India's top athletes, the one they trust with intimate medical secrets.

Sakshi Malik and Satyawart Kadian: Floored on the mat
Sat, Aug 11, 2018

From strangers in school to admirers on the mat and then partners in life, how wrestling bonded and then glued the lives of Sakshi Malik and Satyawart Kadian

Carolina Marin beats PV Sindhu to claim third World Championship title
Mon, Aug 06, 2018

Ruthless Spaniard Carolina Marin comes to hurt PV Sindhu again to become the first woman to claim three World Championship titles.

World Championships Final: Against Carolina Marin, PV Sindhu faces a Rio-esque match
Sun, Aug 05, 2018

Carolina Marin and PV Sindhu have been a treat to the discerning Chinese spectators who love their badminton a touch more than they love their winners.

PV Sindhu faces nemesis Carolina Marin in World Championship final
Sun, Aug 05, 2018

PV Sindhu fights back from 12-19 in the second set to beat Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi 21-16, 24-22; faces nemesis Carolina Marin in World Championship final on Sunday.

Science and technology is here to stay in sport
Sun, Aug 05, 2018

Science of the times: Science and tech is here to stay in sport, as gizmos and gadgets map everything from miles clocked, to heart rates to upper limits of exhaustion.

Badminton World Championships: Drop by drop, PV Sindhu rises
Sat, Aug 04, 2018

PV Sindhu used her deceptive drop shot to outclass Nozomi Okuhara 21-17, 21-19; guaranteed of bronze at World Championships

Badminton World Championships: With Pullela Gopichand in her corner, Saina Nehwal knocks out Ratchanok Intanon
Fri, Aug 03, 2018

Saina Nehwal sailed into the quarterfinals defeating 2013 champion Ratchanok Intanon 21-16 21-19. She will now meet Olympic champion Carolina Marin.

Blame it on Rio: Favela boy Ygor Coelho stuns HS Prannoy at World Championships
Thu, Aug 02, 2018

Ygor Coelho scored an astounding 8-21, 21-16, 21-15 victory over India's World No.11 HS Prannoy to cause a stir at the World Championships in Nanjing.

Badminton World Championships 2018: India’s Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, Chirag Shetty ready for the challenge
Wed, Aug 01, 2018

Satwiksairaj Rankireddy teams up with Chirag Shetty to win men's doubles; follows up with a mixed doubles win with Ashwini Ponappa at World Championships.

Badminton World Championships: India look to make a mark in Nanjing
Mon, Jul 30, 2018

In the ancient capital of the Ming dynasty, a slew of well-honed Indian shuttlers would strive to weave their bit of history.

Overcoming growing-up pangs, shuttler Lakshya Sen meets expectations
Mon, Jul 23, 2018

Lakshya Sen who trains at Prakash Padukone Academy in Bangalore under Vimal Kumar, is shooting up in height, which brings with it its own set of complications that have blighted this year for the teenager.