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18-Sep-2018 New Delhi

Didn't expect Arjuna award this year : Hima Das

Despite her golden run in international athletics this season, teenaged sprint sensation Hima Das said she did not expect her name to be nominated for this year's Arjuna award.The 18-year-old Assamese athlete was among the 20 sportspersons recommended for the...

16-Sep-2018 Istanbul (Turkey)

Indian women boxers shine at Turkish event

Indian women pugilists put up a stellar display at the 32nd Ahmet Comert boxing tournament here, sweeping seven medals in as many categories, including three golds, two silver and two bronze.While Mary Kom won the gold and the junior women boxers created history...

12-Sep-2018 New Delhi

My struggling days motivate me to reach new heights : Neeraj Chopra

Born in Khandra in Panipat, Haryana, to a farmer's family, Asian javelin throw champion and the new poster boy of Indian athletics, Neeraj Chopra, says his struggle to give the best to his family as a young boy and achieve his goals motivated him to reach...

05-Sep-2018 Luanda

17 dead as trains collide in Angola

At least 17 people were killed and 12 others injured on Tuesday in a collision involving a rail maintenance train and a freight train in Angola's southern Namibe province, authorities said.Emergency crew on site said the death toll could go up and that...

05-Sep-2018 Kolkata

Have to improve reflexes, agility ahead of Tokyo Olympics : Manika Batra

Manika Batra, who created history by becoming the first Indian female paddler to win an Asian Games medal, is now planning to work overtime in order to improve her reflexes and agility and come close to matching her Asian counterparts by the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.Manika,...

01-Sep-2018 Jakarta (Indonesia)

Asiad 2018: Amit bags gold in men's boxing

Indian boxer Amit Panghal edged out reigning Olympic and continental champion Hasanboy Dusmatov of Uzbekistan in a bitterly fought final to win gold in the men's light flyweight (49 kilogram) category at the 2018 Asian Games here on Saturday.The 22-year-old...

30-Aug-2018 Jakarta (Indonesia)

Asiad 2018: India win women's 4X400m gold

India won gold in the women's 4X400 metre event at the 18th Asian Games here on Thursday.The Indian quartet of Hima Das, Raju Poovamma, Saritaben Laxmanbhai Gayakwad and Vismaya Koroth registered a time of 3 minutes and 28.72 seconds to finish at the top of...

30-Aug-2018 Jakarta (Indonesia)

Asiad 2018: India take men's 4X400m silver

India clinched the silver medal in the men's 4X400 metre event at the 18th Asian Games here on Thursday.The Indian quartet of Muhammed Kunhu, Dharun Ayyasamy, Muhammed Anas and Rajiv Arokia clocked a time of 3 minutes and 1.85 seconds.Qatar created a new Asian...

30-Aug-2018 Jakarta (Indonesia)

Asiad 2018: Seema takes bronze in women's discus throw

India's Seema Punia had to settle for the bronze medal in the women's discus throw event at the 18th Asian Games here on Thursday.Seema registered a throw of 62.26 metres to ensure a place on the podium.China clinched the top two positions with Chen Yang (65.12m)...

29-Aug-2018 Jakarta (Indonesia)

Swapna Barman, Arpinder Singh create Asiad history

Swapna Barman created history by winning the women's heptathlon title while Arpinder Singh ended India's 48-year wait for men's triple jump gold as Indian athletes enjoyed another successful day at the 18th Asian Games here on Wednesday.Experienced sprinter...

29-Aug-2018 Jakarta (Indonesia)

Asiad 2018: Boxers Amit, Vikas enter semis

Indian boxers Amit Panghal and Vikas Krishan notched up contrasting victories to enter the semi-finals of their respective weight categories at the 18th Asian Games here on Wednesday.Both of them thus ensured a spot on the podium for themselves as the losers...

29-Aug-2018 Jakarta (Indonesia)

Sharath Kamal- Manika Batra lose in mixed doubles TT semis, take bronze

The Indian mixed doubles table tennis pair of Achanta Sharath Kamal and Manika Batra bagged the first-ever bronze medal in the sport after going down in the semi-finals of the 18th Asian Games here on Wednesday.Sharath-Manika were outplayed 4-1 (9-11, 5-11,...

28-Aug-2018 Jakarta (Indonesia)

India take first ever Asiad medal in table tennis

The Indian men's table tennis team had to be content with the bronze medal following a 3-0 loss to South Korea in the semi-finals of the 18th Asian Games here on Tuesday.This is the first ever table tennis medal for India in Asian Games.G. Sathiyan, Achanta...

24-Aug-2018 Palembang (Indonesia)

Shooter Heena Sidhu takes bronze

Experienced Indian shooter Heena Sidhu earned her first individual medal in the Asian Games as she got a bronze medal in the women's 10m Air Pistol event here on Friday.Heena scored 219.2 in the final. Qian Wang of China won gold with a Games record score of 240.3,...

24-Aug-2018 Jakarta (Indonesia)

Asiad 2018: Dushyant bags bronze in men's lightweight single sculls

Rower Dushyant started India's campaign on the sixth day of the 18th Asian Games on a positive note by bagging the bronze medal in the men's lightweight single sculls final here on Friday.The 25-year-old, who had also clinched a bronze at the 2014 Asiad, clocked...

22-Aug-2018 Palembang/Jakarta (Indonesia)

Asiad 2018: Shooter Rahi Sarnobat, wushu players enjoy landmark day

Rahi Sarnobat scripted history by becoming the first Indian woman shooter to win Asiad gold while the wushu players produced their best ever medal haul at the 18th Asian Games on Wednesday.India also ensured two medals from the tennis court with the men's...

21-Aug-2018 Jakarta

Asiad 2018: Shooters shine, wushu, sepaktakraw players create history

Shooters continued to make the country proud even as Indians created history by ensuring medals in non-traditional sports like wushu and sepaktakraw at the 18th Asian Games here on Tuesday.The Indian contingent enjoyed a superb start to the day as shooters Saurabh...

18-Aug-2018 New Delhi

Google sports colourful Doodle on opening day of 18th Asiad

Google on Saturday featured a colourful Doodle to celebrate the start of the 18th Asian Games where athletes from 45 countries will compete in 55 events.Organised by the Olympic Council of Asia and held every four years, the Asian Games are the second largest...

08-Jun-2018 London

Usain Bolt continues pursuit of professional football career

The world's fastest man Usain Bolt said that he still hopes to play professional football in big clubs although he has got many offers from small division teams.Bolt, who holds the 100m world record of 9.58 seconds set in 2009, will captain a World XI in...

15-Apr-2018 Gold Coast (Australia)

India end third best CWG show with six medals on final day

The star badminton trio of Saina Nehwal, P.V. Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth were the centre of attraction as the Indian contingent ended their campaign at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) on a high here on Sunday.India bagged a total of six medals on the...

15-Apr-2018 Gold Coast (Australia)

Commonwealth Games : Kidambi Srikanth settles for men's singles silver

Indian star Kidambi Srikanth had to remain satisfied with the silver medal after losing to an inspired Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia in the men's singles badminton final at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) here on Sunday.Srikanth had a good start as he won the...

14-Apr-2018 Gold Coast (Australia)

CWG: Boxer Vikas Krishan clinches gold medal in 75kg

Indian boxer Vikas Krishan defeated Dieudonne Wilfried Seyi Ntsengue of Cameroon in the 75kg category final at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) here on Saturday.Vikas won by a 5:0 unanimous verdict against Ntsengue in a close contest which saw both the boxers...

14-Apr-2018 Gold Coast (Australia)

Indian boxer Satish Kumar wins silver in 91kg category

Indian boxer Satish Kumar lost the final of the 91kg category at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) here on Saturday and had to settle for a silver.Satish lost 0-5 by unanimous verdict to England's Frazer Clarke, who got 30-27, 29-28, 29-28, 29-28 from each...

14-Apr-2018 Gold Coast (Australia)

Manika Batra clinches gold in women's singles TT

Manika Batra became the first Indian paddler to win a women singles gold at the Commonwealth Games here on Saturday.Manika outplayed Mengyu Yu of Singapore 4-0 (11-7, 11-6, 11-2, 11-7) to clinch the gold medal.I feel very proud to have won and even more prouder...

14-Apr-2018 Gold Coast (Australia)

Wrestler Sumit Malik wins CWG title

Indian wrestler Sumit Malik won the 125 kilogram freestyle title at the 21st Commonwealth Games here on Saturday.Sumit won all his four bouts in the Nordic (round robin) format to emerge champion.Korey Jarvis of Canada got the silver while Pakistan's Tayab...

14-Apr-2018 Gold Coast (Australia)

Sumit Malik, Vinesh Phogat win CWG titles

Indian wrestlers did the nation proud as Sumit Malik won the 125 kilogram freestyle title while Vinesh Phogat took women's 50kg gold at the 21st Commonwealth Games here on Saturday.Sumit won all his four bouts in the Nordic (round robin) format to emerge champion....

14-Apr-2018 Gold Coast (Australia)

Neeraj Chopra wins javelin gold at CWG

India's Neeraj Chopra won the men's Javelin title at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) here on Saturday.Neeraj registered his season's best performance of 86.47 metres in the final.Hamish Peacock took the silver medal for Australia with 82.59m while Grenada's...

14-Apr-2018 Gold Coast (Australia)

Indian boxer Gaurav Solanki wins CWG gold

Indian boxer Gaurav Solanki picked a gold while Amit Panghal and Manish Kaushik settled for a silver each in their respective boxing categories at the ongoing 21st edition of the Commonwealth Games here on Saturday.Solanki claimed a split 4-1 verdict on points...

14-Apr-2018 Gold Coast (Australia)

Shooter Sanjeev Rajput wins CWG gold

India's Sanjeev Rajput clinched the gold medal in men's 50m Rifle 3 Positions at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) here on Saturday.Sanjeev shot a total of 454.5 to create a Commonwealth Games record.Grzegorz Sych of Canada finished second with 448.4 and Dean...

13-Apr-2018 Gold Coast (Australia)

Wrestler Bajrang Punia wins gold at CWG

Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia won gold in the men's 65 kilogram freestyle category while compatriot Mausam Khatri took the 97kg silver at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) here on Friday.Bajrang needed only around two minutes to overpower Kane Charig of Wales...

13-Apr-2018 Gold Coast (Australia)

Wrestler Pooja Dhanda Takes Silver At CWG

India’s Pooja Dhanda finished with the silver medal in the women’s 57 kilogram wrestling category at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) here on Friday.Pooja lost 5-7 to defending champion Odunayo Adekuoroye of Nigeria in the final. The Nigerian had won the title...

13-Apr-2018 Gold Coast (Australia)

Shooter Anish Bhanwala wins CWG gold

Indian shooter Anish Bhanwala fired a new meet record to win gold in Men's 25m Rapid Fire Pistol competition at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) here on Friday.Anish scored 30 points in the finals to finish two points ahead of Australia's Sergei Evglevski.Sam...

13-Apr-2018 Gold Coast (Australia)

Shooter Tejaswini Sawant wins CWG gold, Anjum Moudgil takes silver

Indian shooters Tejaswini Sawant and Anjum Moudgil have won gold and silver respectively in the Women's 50m Rifle 3 Positions at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) here on Friday.Tejaswini registered a new Games record 457.9 points to take the title. Anjum scored...

12-Apr-2018 Gold Coast (Australia)

CWG: Indians shine in singles, doubles events on Day 8

India's singles and doubles players outscored their respective opponents to advance while the para paddlers and Madhurika Patkar were the only disappointments on the day at the 21st Commonwealth Games here on Thursday.Para paddlers Vaishnavi Sutar and Maitreyee...

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