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Kambala jockey Nishant Shetty said to have ‘beaten’ Srinivasa Gowda’s ‘record’

February 18, 2020 4:15:24 pm

Shetty covered 143m in 13.68 seconds, reportedly at the Soorya-Chandra Jodukare Kambala at Venoor, which would mean he was 0.04 seconds faster than Gowda over 100 metres.

Ritu Phogat’s One Championship event forced behind closed doors due to coronavirus

February 18, 2020 1:01:46 pm

Ritu Phogat's "King Of The Jungle" bout against China’s Wu Chiao Chen will go on as planned, but just without the fans. A full refund will be offered to the fans who had purchased tickets for the event.

Tokyo Marathon restricted to elite athletes over coronavirus outbreak

February 18, 2020 11:35:06 am

After a case of the viral respiratory disease was confirmed in Tokyo, the organizers said in a statement, they could not “continue to launch the event within the scale we originally anticipated.”

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Coronavirus impact: Chinese wrestlers not to compete in Asian Championships in Delhi

February 17, 2020 10:33:40 pm

Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) assistant secretary Vinod Tomar told PTI that the government has denied visas to the 40-strong Chinese contingent.

Kiren Rijiju asks AKFI to launch inquiry, India kabaddi team’s promoter says nothing wrong in participation

February 17, 2020 9:36:50 pm

Soon after the Indian team arrived in Lahore for the tournament, it had kicked up a storm with the sports ministry and the national federation claiming that they did not give clearance to any athlete for competing in the neighbouring country.

At Asian Championships, a chance for Indian wrestlers to change the status quo

February 18, 2020 9:23:19 am

For the wrestlers who are yet to qualify for the Games, a medal here will all but ensure they get a direct ticket for the Asian Olympic qualifiers, to be held in March, and not compete in selection trials.

‘United by Emotion’ chosen as Tokyo 2020 Olympics motto

February 17, 2020 3:37:22 pm

Naomi Osaka, who was born in Japan to a Haitian father and Japanese mother but raised in the United States, narrated the 2020 Olympics motto's promotional video.

‘Faster than Bolt’ Kambala jockey says he won’t go for athletics trials

February 18, 2020 3:35:42 am

Srinivasa Gowda, the Kambala jockey who was pushed to instant stardom last week, says he will not take part in the SAI trials the government has invited him for and that he will focus on his own sport instead.

Pakistan win circle style Kabaddi World Cup by beating ‘unauthorized Indian team’ in final

February 17, 2020 11:11:46 am

Pakistan won the circle style Kabaddi World Cup by beating an Indian team in the final, even as Indian authorities cried foul over the 'India' team not having permission to represent the country.

In Olympic year, Hima Das makes a shift from 400m to 200m

February 17, 2020 8:26:10 am

Hima Das' personal best in 200m is 23.10 seconds, which was clocked in mid-2018 leaving her with a mountain to climb in order to meet the Entry Standards for the Games, set at 22.80 seconds.

Watch: Armand Duplantis soars again to break own pole vault world record

February 15, 2020 10:24:34 pm

American-born Swede Armand "Mondo" Duplantis soared to another pole vault world record on Saturday as he easily cleared 6.18 meters at the World Athletics Glasgow Indoor Grand Prix.

Caster Semenya runs again at South African university, says ‘I’m here to stay’

February 15, 2020 4:27:00 pm

Caster Semenya has run her first public race in eight months and says she might be back to defend her Olympic medal despite currently being banned from competing in her favorite 800-meter event.

Faster than Usain Bolt? A fact-check of kambala jockey Srinivasa Gowda’s record

February 17, 2020 12:52:51 pm

Is the jubilation over kambala jockey Srinivasa Gowda warranted? Is equating speeds in a race for buffaloes and speeds in a race for humans logical?

Bhawna Jat books Tokyo 2020 berth, breaks national record in 20 km race walk event

February 15, 2020 4:53:54 pm

Bhawna Jat's previous best in this category was 1:38.30, set in October last year. She has improved her personal best by almost 9 minutes. She has also bettered the previously existing national record by almost 2 minutes.

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Tiger Woods is on the verge of history and still tinkering

February 13, 2020 12:36:16 pm

Fan hysterics have been a staple at his tournament appearances for decades, but they are now coming during a renaissance of sorts, as Woods, 44, looks to build on the momentum he has accrued since winning the Masters last season.

Ritu Phogat aims for Khabib Nurmagomedov-inspired takedown in One Championship

February 12, 2020 8:02:57 pm

Ritu Phogat discusses her next bout against China's Wu Chiao Chen on February 28, the importance of staying aggressive in a fight and how reigning UFC Lightweight Champion inspires her.

Sports Ministry set to order inquiry into “unauthorised” Pakistan trip by kabaddi players

February 11, 2020 5:52:31 pm

The players, estimated to be 45 in number and accompanied by a group of some 12 officials and coaches, are in the neighbouring country without any official permission or clearance, according to the Ministry.

‘Indian’ kabaddi team in Pakistan in ‘individual’ capacity, says coach

February 11, 2020 9:57:48 am

“No permission was ever granted by AKFI to any team to go to Pakistan and play any kabaddi match there. AKFI does not support any such activity. Legal action may be taken.”

Punjab Congress chief demands inquiry into Indian kabaddi team’s visit to Pakistan

February 10, 2020 9:10:49 pm

Punjab Congress president Sunil Jakhar on Monday demanded an inquiry into an "unofficial" Indian kabaddi team's controversial visit to Pakistan for a world championship.

‘Unofficial’ Indian team arrives in Pakistan for World Kabaddi C’ships, kicks up row

February 9, 2020 8:17:24 pm

The officials of the Pakistan Kabaddi Federation welcomed and garlanded the Indian players when they crossed into Pakistan from Wagah border from where they were taken in a security convoy to their hotel in Lahore.