Soon after Mirabai Chanu's gold, the 23-year-old created a Games record by lifting 116kg in the clean and jerk after a personal best of 86kg in the snatch section, totalling 202 kg on Saturday.
Today, on the National Sports Day, India woke up to an amazing news. Paddler Bhavina Patel scripted history for India by securing a silver medal at the Tokyo Paralympics.
Odisha: Odisha’s MD Afroz Khan has own silver medal in the Men’s Physique category of Asia Grand Prix 2018 bodybuilding event held in Seoul, South Korea. Afroz was the only person from the State to represent Odisha at the competition organised by IFBB Professional League; a body that controls all professional bodybuilding events across the […]
Making India proud, weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu ended the country's 21-year-wait for a weightlifting medal at the Olympics.
Mirabai Chanu lifted a total of 202kg (87kg+115kg) to better Karnam Malleswari's bronze in the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
Bhubaneswar: Ace Odia shooter Shriyanka Sadangi has brought laurels to the State as well as to the country by winning silver medal at the ongoing 9th Asian Airgun Championship in Tehran of Iran. She bagged the medal in the category of 10 meter Air Rifle Shooting. Shriyanka had qualified for the finals individually by achieving […]
Jakarta: Indian shooter Sanjeev Rajput clinched a silver medal in the men’s 50 metre Rifle 3 Positions event at the 18th Asian Games here on Tuesday. Sanjeev scored 452.7 in the final. The 37-year-old had earlier bagged bronze in the same category at the 2006 Doha Asian Games. China’s Hui Zicheng secured the gold medal after […]
Chagwon (South Korea): World record holder Shahzar Rizvi had to narrowly settle for the silver medal in the men’s 10 metre Air Pistol at the year’s second ISSF World Cup Rifle/Pistol/Shotgun stage here on Tuesday. Rizvi missed out on the gold by 0.2 points to Russia’s Artem Chernousov. Samuil Donkov of Bulgaria settled for the […]
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 […]
New Delhi: The sporting fraternity on Sunday welcomed the appointment of Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, 2004 Olympics silver medal-winning shooter, as Sports Minister. Rathore, a Bharatiya Janata Party lawmaker from Rajasthan, replaced Vijay Goel in a ministerial reshuffle of the Narendra Modi-led government. Rathore also has additional charge of the Information and Broadcasting portfolio. His appointment […]
Moscow: India finished fifth in the medals tally with one gold and two silver medals at the Moscow Shotgun World Championship, which ended here on Sunday. On the concluding day, India had two teams in the mixed team skeet event but both returned empty handed. While the pair of Angad Vir Singh Bajwa and Maheshwari […]
Puri: Renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik created a sand sculpture at Puri beach of Odisha congratulating badminton player P V Sindhu on winning silver medal in Rio Olympics and also her coach Gopichand. Pattnaik said he had created a 5 ft high sand sculpture yesterday to congratulate Sindhu and also thank her coach Gopichand. He […]
New Delhi: The National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) has recommended the names of Heena Sidhu and Ankur Mittal for the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award. Asian Games bronze medallist Heena, in 2013, became the first Indian pistol shooter to win a gold medal in an ISSF World Cup finals when she won the […]
Ekaterinburg (Russia): Asian champion Amit Panghal (52kg) was seeded second and got a bye into the pre-quarterfinals along with three others as Indian boxers aimed for a medal haul of more than a bronze in the men’s World Boxing Championships, starting here on Monday. Amit was joined in the last-16 by Asian silver-winning duo of […]
Ekaterinburg (Russia): Uzbekistan’s Shakhobidin Zoirov beat India’s Amit Panghal 5:0 by unanimous decision in the final of the 52-kg category of the World Championships on Saturday. Panghal had to be satisfied with a silver for what was undoubtedly an impressive show at the Worlds. The first round did see Zoirov have the upperhand for a […]