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Tag: Commonwealth Games

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We want India at Commonwealth Games, no question: UK minister

London: The UK government has stepped in to back India in an ongoing row over Shooting being dropped from the Commonwealth Games to be held in the British city of Birmingham in 2022. Britain’s Sports Minister Nigel Adams said that India was an important Commonwealth country and he has written to the Commonwealth Games Federation […]

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IOA to take final decision on 2022 CWG boycott next month

New Delhi: The Executive Council of the Indian Olympic Association will meet next month to take a final decision on its boycott call of 2022 Commonwealth Games, its Secretary General Rajeev Mehta said on Saturday. The IOA had proposed to boycott the 2022 Birmingham CWG in protest against the dropping of shooting from its roster […]

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NRAI supports IOA proposal to boycott 2022 CWG for shooting's exclusion

New Delhi: The National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) on Sunday said it supports the Indian Olympic Association’s proposal to boycott the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham for excluding shooting from the roster. In an unprecedented move, the IOA on Saturday proposed boycott of the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games for dropping shooting from the roster, […]

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Nikhat, Deepak among five Indian boxers to make Thailand International finals

New Delhi: Former junior world champion Nikhat Zareen (51kg) was the lone woman boxer to make the finals, while Asian silver-winner Deepak Singh (49kg) led a four-strong Indian men’s charge into the summit clashes of the Thailand International Tournament in Bangkok on Friday. Ashish Kumar (75kg), Commonwealth Games bronze-medallist Mohammed Husammuddin (56kg) and Brijesh Yadav […]

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India must put up united front: Heena on shooting's exclusion from 2022 CWG

New Delhi: Pistol ace Heena Sidhu Thursday said India is a “big” enough nation to put up a “united front” against the 2022 Commonwealth Games organisers’ move to exclude shooting from its roster. The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) last month threatened to boycott the 2022 CWG in Birmingham if shooting is not included, something the […]

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CWG shooting snub big blow for sport in India: Moudgil

New Delhi: The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) on Friday announced that shooting will not be a part of the 2022 Commonwealth Games. The decision came as a big blow to India as the country had won 16 medals from shooting at Gold Coast 2018 and seven out of the 26 Gold medals came from the […]

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Shooting not included in CWG 2022 list

New Delhi: In a major blow to India, shooting was on Thursday left out of the 2022 Commonwealth Games programme. “Our recommendation of adding women’s cricket, beach volleyball and para table tennis is the result of a thorough review and we believe these sports would help us to enhance the existing programme and reach new […]

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Indian boxers finish with six medals at Warsaw meet

New Delhi: Gaurav Solanki (52kg) and Manish Kaushik (60kg) delivered a gold medal each as Indian boxers collected a rich haul of two gold, one silver and three bronze to finish their campaign on a high at the XXXVI Feliks Stamm International Boxing Tournament in Warsaw on Saturday. The 22-year-old Solanki showed glimpses of the […]

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Bajrang, Vinesh nominated for Khel Ratna by wrestling federation

New Delhi: The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) Monday recommended recently-crowned Asian Champion Bajrang Punia and last year’s Asian Games gold-medallist Vinesh Phogat for the country’s highest sporting honour — the Rajeev Khel Ratna award. Bajrang and Vinesh’s names were sent by WFI owing to their remarkable performances in the last couple of years. “They […]

Mary Kom ends unbeaten in German training trip

New Delhi: Six-time world champion M C Mary Kom remained undefeated on her return to the 51kg category, winning all her three bouts during a training trip to Berlin, Germany. Mary Kom, who claimed her sixth world title in November last year is making a transition from the 48kg category to 51kg in pursuit of […]

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Indian boxers clinch nine medals at Ulaanbaatar Cup

Ulaanbaatar: Commonwealth Games silver medallist Mandeep Jangra stamped his authority on the men’s Welterweight (69 kilogram) division as the Indian contingent amassed a total of nine medals at the Ulaanbaatar Cup here. Apart from Jangra’s gold, the Indians also bagged four silver and an equal number of bronze medals at the event. Jangra dominated the […]

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Asian Games will be tougher than CWG: Neeraj

New Delhi: The Commonwealth Games gold has given him the confidence and Indian star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra is now aiming to grab another yellow metal at the upcoming Asian Games, which he admitted will be tougher than the Gold Coast CWG. Neeraj became the first Indian javelin thrower to win a gold at the […]

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CWG 2018: Gold rush for India on penultimate day

Gold Coast (Australia): Indian athletes clinched as many as eight gold medals on the penultimate day of the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) being held in Gold Coast in Australia. India has 59 medals in total with 25 gold medals in the games so far. India has won 16 silver and 18 bronze medals till now […]

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CWG 2018: India's men's hockey team loses to New Zealand in semis

Gold Coast: India’s men’s hockey team lost to New Zealand 2-3 in a semi-final of the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) here on Friday. India put up a disastrous defensive performance in the first quarter to concede two goals to Hugo Inglis (seventh minute), Stephen Jenness (13th). But Harmanpreet Singh converted a penalty stroke in the […]

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CWG 2018: Manika-Mouma win silver in women's doubles TT

Gold Coast (Australia): Indian paddlers Manika Batra and Mouma Das clinched the silver medal in women’s doubles category at the 21st Commonwealth Games here on Friday. The Indian duo was outplayed 0-3 (5-11, 4-11, 5-11) by Feng Tianwei and Yu Mengyu of Singapore in the gold medal clash. Unforced errors and some aggressive game from […]

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Wrestler Pooja takes silver at CWG

Gold Coast (Australia): 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 at the 2014 CWG in Glasgow as well. In […]

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CWG 2018: Wrestler Bajrang wins gold

Gold Coast (Australia): Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia won gold in the men’s freestyle 65 kilogram category at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) here on Friday. Bajrang needed only around two minutes to overpower Kane Charig of Wales by technical superiority. Meanwhile, India’s Pooja Dhanda finished with the silver medal in the women’s 57 kilogram wrestling […]

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CWG 2018: Shooter Shreyasi clinches gold in women's Double Trap

Gold Coast: Indian shooter Shreyasi Singh clinched gold medal in women’s Double Trap event at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) here on Wednesday. Shreyasi edged out Emma Cox of Australia in a shoot-off to win the title. Both shooters had finished the final round on 96 points each. Cox found the target only once during […]

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CWG 2018: Mary Kom enters women's 48kg final

Gold Coast (Australia): Veteran Indian star M.C. Mary Kom defeated Anusha Dilruksh of Sri Lanka to enter the final of the women’s 48 kilogram category at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) here on Wednesday. Mary’s experience and superior technique stood her in good stead as she carved out a unanimous 5:0 verdict against the veteran […]

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CWG 2018: Heena Sidhu clinches gold in women's 25m Pistol

Gold Coast (Australia): Indian shooter Heena Sidhu won gold in the women’s 25 metre Pistol event at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) here on Tuesday. Heena notched up a CWG record of 38 points in the final to take the title in style. Elena Galiabovitch of Australia scroed 35 to take silver while Malaysia’s Alia […]

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CWG 2018: Boxer Amit enters semis

Gold Coast (Australia): Indian boxer Amit Panghal entered the semi-finals of the men’s light flyweight (49 kilogram) category at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) here on Tuesday. Amit defeated Aqeel Ahmed of Scotland 4:1 in the quarter-finals. Amit has now ensured a medal for India as those in the last fourth stage are assured of […]

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CWG 2018: India beat Malaysia, enter men's hockey semis

Gold Coast (Australia): India qualified for the semi-finals of the men’s hockey tournament after defeating Malaysia 2-1 in a Pool B match at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) here on Tuesday. Harmanpreet Singh (3rd, 44th minutes) converted a couple of penalty corner while the experienced Faizal Saari (16th) reduced the deficit for Malaysia immediately after […]

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India's mixed badminton team wins maiden CWG gold

Gold Coast: India’s mixed badminton team put up a commanding show to clinch its maiden gold medal, defeating three-time defending champions Malaysia 3-1 in the final of the event at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) here on Monday. Kidambi Srikanth, Saina Nehwal and the mixed doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa all won […]

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India's women's TT team clinches gold at CWG

Gold Coast (Australia): Singles star Manika Batra won two matches as India’s women’s table tennis team upset favourites Singapore to clinch its maiden gold medal at the 21st Commonwealth Games here on Sunday. Singapore came into this match as the defending champions and have won the event at every edition since it was first introduced […]

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CWG 2018: Lifter Punam Yadav wins gold

Gold Coast (Australia): Indian weighlifters continued to dominate the competition at the 21st Commonwealth Games as Punam Yadav won gold in the women’s 69 kilogram category here on Sunday. Yadav lifted a total of 222 kg which included 100 kg in snatch and 122 kig in clean and jerk. England’s Sarah Davies took silver with […]

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CWG 2018: Ravi Kumar claims bronze in men's 10m air rifle

Gold Coast (Australia): India’s Ravi Kumar bagged the bronze medal in men’s 10 metre air rifle shooting competition at the 21st Commonwealth Games here on Sunday. Ravi shot a total of 224.1 to finish behind Australian Dane Sampson (245) and Bangladesh’s Abdullah Hel Baki (244.7), who won the gold and silver, respectively at the Belmont […]

CWG 2018: Lifter Venkat Rahul wins 85kg gold

Gold Coast: Venkat Rahul Ragala extended India’s medal-hunting run in the weightlifting competitions as he clinched the gold medal in the men’s 85kg category at the Commonwealth Games here on Saturday. Venkat Rahul lifted a total of 338 kg — 151 kg in snatch and 187 in clean and jerk — to bring maiden gold medal […]

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CWG 2018: Indian men's hockey team held by last-gasp Pakistan

Gold Coast (Australia): Pakistan scored a last minute goal to hold India 2-2 in their opening match in Pool B of the men’s hockey competition at the 21st Commonwealth Games here on Saturday. India had taken a comfortable 2-0 lead with goals from Dilpreet Singh (13th minute) and Harmanpreet Singh (20) in the first half. […]

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Lifter Sathish Kumar defends CWG title

Gold Coast: Indian weightlifters continued to dominate at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) with the veteran Sathish Kumar Sivalingam defending his title in comprehensive fashion in the men’s 77 kg event here on Saturday. The Indian registered a total of 317 kg which included 144 kg in snatch and 173 kg in clean and jerk. […]

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CWG 2018 : Indian cyclists disappoint on 2nd day

Gold Coast (Australia): Indian cyclists disappointed on the second day of the 21st Commonwealth Games as all of them failed to advance to the medal rounds in the prestigious meet here on Friday. Sahil Kumar, Ranjit Singh and Sanuraj Sanandaraj failed to qualify for the next round in the men’s cycling keirin first round heats. […]

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Commonwealth Games: India thrash Malaysia in women's hockey

Gold Coast (Australia): India thrashed Malaysia 4-1 in a Group A match of the women’s hockey competition at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) here on Friday. Gurjit Kaur (6th, 39th minutes), Rani (56th) and Lalremsiami (59th) scored for India. Rashid Nuraini (38th) reduced the margin for Malaysia. This is the first victory of the campaign […]

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Commonwealth Games: Odia gymnast in finals; weightlifters shine

Bhubaneswar: Odisha’s ace gymnast Rakesh Patra on Thursday qualified for the rings apparatus final in the men’s artistic gymnastics event at the ongoing 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG). Rakesh topped the rings apparatus qualifying competition with a brilliant 13.950 points in the rings event. He got 5.600 points for his difficulty level and 8.350 points for […]

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CWG 2018: Lifter Chanu wins first gold for India

Gold Coast (Australia): Star weightlifter Mirabai Chanu won the first gold for India at the 21st edition of the Commonwealth Games with a power-packed performance in the women’s 48 kilogram category here on Thursday. The Manipuri powerhouse left the competition far behind by setting Games and Commonwealth records in the snatch, clean and jerk as […]

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Commonwealth Games 2018: Odia athletes to watch out for

Bhubaneswar: As the whole world witnessed a glittering opening ceremony of the 21st edition of the Commonwealth Games at the Carrara Stadium in Gold Coast in Australia today, a total of eight Odia athletes are aiming to make Odisha proud at the 12-day mega sporting extravaganza. While Hockey ace Amit Rohidas will be the only […]

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CWG 2018: What's haunting the Indian Contingent in Gold Coast?

Bhubaneswar/Gold Coast: The Indian contingent enthusiastically hoisted the Tricolour at the Games Village in Gold Coast, Australia prior to the prestigious Commonwealth Games which is all set to begin from tomorrow. The Indian contingent is eagerly waiting to make a mark in the games while the sports enthusiasts of the country are looking forward to […]

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CWG 2018: Four Odia players in Indian women’s hockey squad

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: Four female hockey players from Odisha, Sunita Lakra, Namita Toppo, Deep Grace Ekka and Lilima Minz have been picked in the Indian Women’s Hockey squad for the upcoming Commonwealth Games to be held in Gold Coast, Australia from April 4 to April 15. The 18-member women’s squad for the prestigious competition was announced […]

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CWG 2018: Amit Rohidas, only Odia hockey player in Team India

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: Odia hockey defender Amit Rohidas has been picked in the Indian Men’s Hockey Team for the upcoming Commonwealth Games scheduled to be played in Gold Coast, Australia from April 4 to April 15. The 18-member men’s squad for the prestigious tournament was declared by Hockey India on Tuesday. Mid-fielder Manpreet Singh will be […]

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CWG-2018: Purnima Hembram, Jauna Murmu find place in Indian athletics team

Bhubaneswar: Making Odisha proud, athletes Purnima Hembram and Jauna Murmu have been selected to represent India in the upcoming Commonwealth Games. The selection committee of Athletics Federation of India named the 31-member Indian Athletics team for the Commonwealth Games 2018 which is scheduled to be held from April 4 to April 15 in Gold Coast, […]

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CAS breather for Dutee Chand as suspension of hyperandrogenism norms extended

Bhubaneswar: In a brief breather to Odia sprinter Dutee Chand, the Court Of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) today extended the suspension of hyperandrogenism guidelines of International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). The fresh order has paved way for Chand to participate in the upcoming Commonwealth Games and other international sports events. The CAS issued an […]

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Sakshi in Indian wrestling team for Commonwealth Games

Lucknow: Olympic bronze medallist Sakshi Malik on Saturday secured a spot in the Indian women’s wrestling squad for next year’s Commonwealth Games and Asian Championships here while ‘Dangal’ star Geeta Phogat missed out. Sakshi booked her place in the 62 kg category while Geeta, whose life was the subject of popular Bollywood film ‘Dangal’, lost […]

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