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Golf: Swinging days are back for Indians, 10 events planned in next 100 days
Wed, Sep 01, 2021

After the Covid-19 break, Indian golfers tee off at Golconda Masters in Hyderabad Golf Club, beginning September 2.

Paralympics: Poster boy at home, Kerala shooter Sidhartha Babu guns glory
Tue, Aug 31, 2021

Sidhartha will feature in 10m air rifle on Wednesday morning as well as his pet event, the 50m rifle prone, which is scheduled to be held on Sunday.

Ace swimmer Sajan Prakash becomes first Indian to be picked for International Swimming League
Mon, Aug 30, 2021

It is unlikely that Sajan will join the team immediately as the 27-year-old Kerala police inspector has been undergoing rehab at Kerala Institute of Sports Ayurvedic & Research in Thrissur for the past 10 days.

Unseeded Akshaya storms into quarterfinals, stuns 6th seed Sanika Choudhari
Tue, Aug 24, 2021

Squash resumes in India with PSA Challenger Tour at ISA, Chennai; quarterfinalists spotted in both men’s and women’s categories

Junior World Championships: Indian grapplers return with a rich haul of medals
Sat, Aug 21, 2021

Indian girls bring three silver medals while Ravinder was the lone Indian to reach the boys final.

Focus shifts to Nairobi for World Athletics U20 Championships
Sun, Aug 15, 2021

National coach Kamal Ali Khan believes that the young Indian athletes will step up and make a mark. The 28-member Indian team reached the venue on Sunday morning.

Less carrot and more sticks for AFI chief’s tweet on Olympic champ Neeraj Chopra’s expense of Rs 7cr
Sun, Aug 15, 2021

A 1980 Moscow Games competitor, Adille's tweet included break up: 450 days of foreign training, appointing a foreign coach, 1157 days at national coaching camp in NIS, Patiala and 177 javelins and a javelin throw machine

Kerala offers free fuel, shirts to people named ‘Sreejesh’ to celebrate Olympic bronze
Thu, Aug 12, 2021

In the past 24 hours, a dozen have availed the offers by the petrol pump and men’s wear shops in Kerala. Earlier, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu petrol pumps did the same with 'Neeraj' and ‘Sindhu’.

India seeded 9/16 in Sudirman Cup badminton to be held in Finland from September 26
Wed, Aug 11, 2021

We have strong players in all categories, says national coach P Gopichand, and SAI general secretary says selection trial to be held this month in Hyderabad.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics: India can beat Argentina in women’s hockey semi-final, says V Baskaran
Tue, Aug 03, 2021

V Baskaran, who led India to a gold medal in Olympics, said that Argentina women's hockey team seemed under pressure before the semi-finals.

Will Indian athletes’ search for elusive Olympic medals end in Tokyo?
Thu, Jul 29, 2021

Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra has a realistic chance to climb the podium.

‘2022 Asian Games medal is the next target’: Indian rowers after clinching historic 11th place
Thu, Jul 29, 2021

In the 6-team men’s lightweight double sculls final, Arjun and Arvind became the first Indians to take an honourable position in Olympic Games.

Golfers Anirban Lahiri and Udayan Mane prepare to tee off in Tokyo
Wed, Jul 28, 2021

For Anirban, 34, Tokyo will be his second Olympic appearance following the 2016 Rio Games where he finished 56 out of 59. Udayan, ranked 356, was the first reserve and made the cut after pull-outs.

Out of medal contention, rowers Arjun and Arvind to fight for the top-12 position
Wed, Jul 28, 2021

In the 12-team men’s lightweight double sculls semifinals, Indians were sixth in their group and will compete for a position between 7 and 12

Monkey off our shoulders by reaching semis, says Ismail Baig, national rowing coach
Tue, Jul 27, 2021

In the two race semifinals, six top finishers will compete for the finals A/B. The first six will fight for the medals and four to six finishes, the remaining six will again compete for a position between 7 and 12.

Sharath-Manika pair can be India’s surprise package in Tokyo, feels Olympian Radhika
Wed, Jul 21, 2021

For the record nine-time national table tennis champion Sharath, Tokyo Olympics will be his record fourth appearance following his representations in 2004 Athens, 2008 Beijing and 2016 Rio Games.

PV Sindhu’s chances are bright in Tokyo, says national coach U Vimal Kumar
Sun, Jul 18, 2021

Sai Paneeth and men's doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty have beaten the best in the world to reach Tokyo and thus have a strong chance, feels Olympian U Vimal Kumar.

‘Vijender and Mary Kom proved it, time for the new crop to better in Tokyo’: Boxing coach D Chandralal
Fri, Jul 16, 2021

Dronacharya awardee boxing coach D Chandralal expects a minimum of two and a maximum of four medals from Indian pugilists in Tokyo Olympics.

I would love to see India hockey team bring Olympic gold: Manuel ‘Tiger’ Fredericks
Thu, Jul 15, 2021

Manuel Fredericks is the lone Olympic medallist from Kerala but played a major part of his career for Karnataka, Services and have won more than 20 national major titles for his teams.

Consistency will be the buzzword, says PT Usha on Tokyo Olympic Games
Thu, Jul 15, 2021

Athletes will have to perform despite muted stadiums as spectators will not be allowed due to the Covid-19 surge, insists PT Usha and feels Indian athletes will do better.

Yashpal Sharma never gave a chance, as a player and in life too: Kirti Azad
Thu, Jul 15, 2021

The 1983 World Cup-winning teammate reveals unheard stories and the unseen side of the departed cricketer who was like a family member.

AFI to hold trial to pick two women runners for 4x400m mixed relay team
Fri, Jul 02, 2021

The national athletics body forced to organise a trial after women’s 4x400m relay team failed to qualify for Olympics

Injury scare for Hima Das, Dutee Chand toppled on third day of National Inter-State Athletics meet
Sat, Jun 26, 2021

Mixed luck for Jabir in men’s 400m hurdles and high jumper Tejaswin Shankar.

At 22, M Sreeshankar aims to fly high at Tokyo Olympic Games
Sun, Jun 20, 2021

M Sreeshankar, men’s long jump national record holder from Kerala, is training for a podium finish at the Olympics.

Minara Begum gutted after being axed as coach of Tokyo-bound gymnast Pranati Nayak
Sun, May 23, 2021

Minara Begum, a veteran SAI trainer who has been training Pranati Nayak since she was 8, says she is disappointed that her name does not figure in India’s Tokyo Olympics contingent.