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Tough times and passion to learn take Manisha to Boxing Worlds podium

May 17, 2022 7:13:20 am

24-year-old Manisha secured her maiden world championship medal with a 4:1 split decision win over Mongolia’s Namuun Mankhor in the 57 Kg category at the IBA Women’s World Boxing Championship in Istanbul, Turkey.

Boxing World C’ships: Nikhat Zareen secures India’s first medal in Istanbul

May 16, 2022 6:06:35 pm

The 25-year-old Telangana boxer was all pumped up in her highly physical bout against Davison. Both boxers went attacking ferociously against each other in the first round.

Heat puts health at risk in Delhi state athletics meet

May 16, 2022 5:35:14 pm

Dr Rajesh Prasad, an orthopaedic and sports science specialist, says competing in such harsh conditions will not only hamper performance but in extreme cases, can also cause health complications.

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China cites pandemic and withdraws as host of 2023 Asian Cup

May 14, 2022 2:38:44 pm

China's withdrawal could let Qatar or Saudi Arabia step up as hosts while both are bidding in a contest to host the 2027 edition. India and Iran are also candidates for the 2027 edition with a decision expected early next year.

Shooting: India picks up four more gold at Junior World Cup

May 13, 2022 8:44:29 pm

India's tally currently stands at 14 medals, including eight gold and six silver.

India need to become leader again in organising international competitions: Santiago Nieva

May 13, 2022 6:39:02 pm

The encouraging results from the Indian boxers in run up to the Tokyo Games build the hype but the pugilists failed to live up to expectations as only Lovlina Borgohain returned with a medal.

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No biryani, no family time or festivals, and hard work: How Jyothi cracked a 20-year-old record

May 12, 2022 4:35:15 pm

When Jyothi joined the centre, she realised that she would not only have to make changes to her technique but also her eating habits.

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Jyothi Yarraji breaks 100m hurdles national record in Cyprus meet

May 11, 2022 9:22:48 pm

The 22-year-old Andhra athlete on Tuesday won the gold in Cyprus International Meet at Limassol under a head wind speed of 0.1m/s. The old national record of 13.38 seconds was in the name of Anuradha Biswal since 2002.


Among country’s fastest athletes, even dope testers can’t reach her

May 10, 2022 5:30:29 pm

During a recent national athletics meet, the athlete ran several seconds faster than her previous best timing, made it to India's all-time best list, and qualified for the World Championship.

Lovlina beats ex-world champ on return to the ring

May 10, 2022 8:35:21 am

Lovlina had defeated Chen for the first time in the quarterfinals of the Olympics last year, a result that assured her of a medal.

Annu dominates, sets another record at Javelin Nationals

May 9, 2022 7:29:11 am

Sunday was the ninth time she broke the national record as she improved on her previous mark of 63.24m set last year at the Federation Cup in Patiala.

Women’s World C’ships: India boxers handed mixed draw; Lovlina to begin campaign on opening day

May 8, 2022 10:47:50 pm

Borgohain, who will be making her first competitive outing since her podium finish at the Tokyo Olympics, will head to the fixture with some confidence having defeated Chen in the Olympic quarterfinals last year.

‘Focus and perseverance’: UT boy Charanjot looks to bag India’s first Esports medal

May 8, 2022 12:41:29 pm

While Charanjot did not have his own gaming console, he would spend time at his friend's homes to play video games often.

Thakur launches mascot, logo and jersey of Khelo India Youth Games

May 8, 2022 1:03:08 pm

The games were earlier scheduled to happen in October-November last year before they were postponed to February this year owing to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Avinash Sable breaks 30-year-old 5000 metre record, Bahadur Prasad says wait to congratulate someone is over

May 8, 2022 6:10:08 pm

Sable finished 12th in the meet and has been training in USA for upcoming international events.

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Despite Neeraj Chopra’s gold, Covid-19 scare keeps top javelin coaches away

May 7, 2022 3:53:29 pm

Chopra is currently training in Turkey with coach Dr Klaus Bartonietz, a biomechanics expert. But AFI believes that a core group of youngsters with promise needs a foreign hand to guide them during the next Olympic cycle if India wants to become a javelin nation.

Anti-doping: Athletics chief Sumariwalla says jail terms for dopers and guilty coaches will be strongest deterrent

May 7, 2022 3:54:08 pm

"People ask what more can we do to prevent doping. I think everyone will become responsible, including the coaches, if we criminalise doping," Sumariwalla added.

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Electric Veng Futsal Club become champions of Mizoram futsal league

May 5, 2022 9:52:33 am

At the backdrop of the league, lower division of MFA Futsal was also played with Thlangtiang FC winning the Division One tournament and Ditea's FC winning the MFA Futsal Veteran Tournament respectively.

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Olympic finalist thrower Kamalpreet tests positive for Ben Johnson drug

May 5, 2022 1:49:05 pm

Kamalpreet was part of the national camp conducted by the Athletics Federation of India and also was included in the Target Olympic Podium Scheme. 

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ITTF Rankings: Manika Batra jumps 10 spots to achieve career-best world No. 38, Sathiyan is world No. 34

May 3, 2022 2:25:38 pm

Veteran Achanta Sharath Kamal also gained a place to be world No. 37 as most of the Indian players made fair gains in the latest charts.

Double delight: Gyaneshwari Yadav clinches silver, V Rithika wins bronze in Junior World Championships

May 3, 2022 12:01:03 pm

Chattisgarh lifter Gyaneshwari produced a total effort of 156kg (73kg+83kg) to take home the silver metal on Monday night. Rithika, on the other hand, heaved 6 kgs less than her compatriot -- 150kg (69kg+81kg) to bag the bronze medal in a depleted 10-lifter field.

Behind gold medal at Junior World Championship, lifter Harshada’s story of grit & a 50-kg rice sack

May 3, 2022 2:41:10 pm

Harshada was encouraged to take up weightlifting by her father and his maternal uncle, both of whom nurtured dreams of competing internationally but never could.

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Call on India’s participation in Asiad will be taken after receiving feedback from host nation: Anurag Thakur

April 30, 2022 2:57:58 pm

Shanghai, the financial hub of the country, has been under a lockdown for a month now while more curbs have been introduced in Beijing which is one edge now.

Long Read: India eyes medals for shooting, but isn’t shooting for medals

May 1, 2022 4:04:26 pm

IOA frets over sport’s exclusion from CWG, and is slow to adapt to the changing dynamics of multi-discipline events as well as lacking in participation in major games

American Armstrong sets swimming world record in 50 back

April 29, 2022 7:40:57 pm

Armstrong posted a time of 23.71 seconds in the non-Olympic event while competing Thursday night in the International Team Trials at Greensboro, North Carolina.