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Tag: World Championships

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Mary Kom To Skip World Championships And Asian Games To Make Way For Youngsters

In a communication to the Boxing Federation of India (BFI), Mary Kom said, "I would like to withdraw to give opportunity to the younger generation to make a name for themselves on the international stage and get exposure and experience of major tournaments. I would like to focus on the preparation for the Commonwealth Games only."

India achieve record quota haul in boxing for Tokyo Olympics

New Delhi: World Championships bronze medallist Manish Kaushik (63kg) won a historic ninth Tokyo Olympic quota for India when he upset the Commonwealth Games champion and second seed Harrison Garside of Australia 4-1 in the box-off bout at the Asian/Oceanian Olympic Qualifiers in Amman, Jordan on Wednesday. This is India’s highest-ever haul of Olympic quotas, […]

India beat Thailand 3-2 in Asian C'ships quarters

Manila (Philippines): The Indian men’s team on Friday fought back from two matches down to beat Thailand in the quarter final of the Badminton Asia Team Championships in Manila. World Championships bronze medallist Sai Praneeth and former world no.1 Kidambi Srikanth both lost their singles matches but India followed that up with back to back […]

Deepak Punia Named UWW's Jr Freestyle Wrestler Of The Year

New Delhi: World Championships silver medallist Deepak Punia added yet another feather to his cap after being named the ‘Junior Freestyle Wrestler of the Year by United World Wrestling (UWW). Punia’s transition from the junior to the senior circuit has been phenomenal as he not only ended an 18-year drought to become the first Indian […]

Mary Kom Through To Quarter Finals At World Championships

Ulan-Ude (Russia): Six-time champion Mary Kom (51kg) on Tuesday sealed a spot for herself in the quarter-final of the ongoing women’s World Boxing Championships. Mary beat Thailand’s Jitpong Jutamas by a unanimous decision in the pre-quarters after she had received a first-round bye. Mary dominated much of the bout with her punches being more accurate […]

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Dutee Crashes Out Of World Championships In First Round

Doha: Indian sprinter Dutee Chand’s World Championships campaign ended in disappointment as she clocked 11.48 seconds — one of her worst timings this season — in the women’s 100m heats here on Saturday. Running in the inside lane in heat number 3, Dutee lagged behind in the final few metres to finish seventh and 37th […]

Bajrang Punia Wins Bronze At World Championships

Nur-Sultan (Kazakhstan): Bajrang Punia on Friday won bronze at the 2019 World Wrestling Championships. Facing Mongolian Tulga Tumur Ochir, Bajrang fought back from a 6-0 deficit to win 8-7 in what turned out to be a thrilling bronze medal bout. This is the 25-year-old’s second consecutive senior Worlds medal and third overall. Ochir started strong, […]

Hima Missing From AFI's Initial WC Entry Submitted To IAAF, But Can Be Added Till Sep 16

New Delhi: World junior champion Hima Das’ participation in the World Championships relay events became a matter of intense speculation on Friday after she was left out of the initial entries even though her name can still be added by September 16. The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) had on September 9 named seven women, […]

All Eyes On Bajrang, Vinesh At World Championships

Nur-Sultan (Kazakhstan): A reality check awaits India’s top wrestlers at the World Championships where they will chase not only glory but also Tokyo Olympics qualification, here from Saturday. The run-up to the Worlds has been spectacular for Bajrang Punia and Vinesh Phogat while decent results have provided a dose of confidence to a few others […]

Sindhu Thanks Fans, Promises More Medals

New Delhi: Following her historic victory at the World Championships, star shuttler P.V. Sindhu said she is very proud to be an Indian and will try to win more medals for the country in the times to come. On Sunday, Sindhu became the first Indian shuttler to win gold at the BWF World Championships after […]

Sindhu creates history, wins World Championships

Basel (Switzerland): P V Sindhu on Sunday became the first Indian to win badminton World Championships gold by beating familiar rival Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in a lop-sided final here on Sunday. The Indian won 21-7 21-7 in the summit clash that lasted just 38 minutes. Two years after being robbed off the gold by […]

Sindhu storms into third successive finals at BWF World Championships

Basel (Switzerland): India’s P V Sindhu stood one win away from an elusive World Championships gold medal after storming into her third successive final with a straight-game win over All England champion Chen Yu Fei here on Saturday. Sindhu, who had claimed successive silver in the last two editions of the prestigious tournament beside two […]

Sushil Kumar seals World Championships spot

New Delhi: Sushil Kumar on Tuesday sealed his spot in the Indian contingent that will go to Nur-Sultan in Kazakhstan for the wrestling World Champioships that starts on September 14. In the trials that were held at New Delhi’s KD Jadhav Stadium, Sushil beat Jitender 4-2 to ensure that he represents India at the World’s […]

Olympic qualification on mind as Dutee looks to do a first

New Delhi:  Ace Indian sprinter Dutee Chand feels that the qualification mark of 11.15 seconds for 2020 Tokyo Olympics in the 100m event is very difficult and it will require a monumental effort from her in order to breach that and participate in the prestigious quadrennial event. On July 10, Dutee clocked 11.32 seconds to […]

Boxer Neeraj stuns ex-world champion to enter final in Russia

New Delhi: Gold medallist in 2019 India Open Neeraj (57kg) on Friday stunned 2016 world champion Alessia Mesiano to enter the final of the Magomed Salam Umakhanov Memorial International boxing tournament in Kaspiysk, Russia. Strandja Memorial bronze medallist Neeraj and Alessia had the crowd on their feet with their exceptional display of attacking boxing. Both […]

Mary Kom Wins Gold Medal In Style Ahead Of World Championships

New Delhi: Six-time world champion MC Mary Kom claimed the gold medal without breaking a sweat in the 23rd President’s Cup, asserting her supremacy in a lop-sided 51kg bout final in Labuan Bajo, Indonesia on Sunday. The Olympic bronze medallist pugilist decimated Australian April Franks 5-0. The 36-year-old Indian had also won a gold medal […]

Indian medallists at world boxing c'ships will get direct entry into Olympic qualifiers

New Delhi: Indian boxers who win medals at the upcoming World Championships for men in Russia will get direct entry into the national squad for next year’s Olympic qualifiers, the sport’s High Performance Director Santiago Nieva told PTI on Thursday. The world championships in Russia no longer have Olympic qualifier status after the International Olympic […]

I am not finished yet: Dutee Chand

New Delhi: Ace sprinter Dutee Chand Wednesday declared that she is not finished yet and the gold she won at the World University Games last week would spur her to achieve more despite the negative vibes from some quarters after her recent admission of same-sex relationship. The 23-year-old Dutee became the first Indian woman track and […]

World Archery Championships: Indian men's recurve team settles for silver

Den Bosch (The Netherlands): The Indian men’s recurve team cracked under pressure against China to settle for a silver in the Archery World Championships here Sunday. Seeking a maiden gold in the World Championships, India led 27-26 midway into the first set but the trio of Tarundeep Rai, Atanu Das and Pravin Jadhav let the […]

Indian men's archery team secures Olympics berth

Den Bosch (The Netherlands):  The Indian men’s archery team on Wednesday secured the quota for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics by entering the quarterfinal of the World Championships with a 5-3 win over Canada here. For the first time after the 2012 London Olympics, the Indian men made the cut to secure a team quota. They […]

Heena, Ankur recommended for Khel Ratna, Ronak for Dronacharya

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 […]

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 […]

Sindhu perfectly placed before All England, World Championships: Gopichand

Kolkata: His eyes set on ending the 18-year-old wait for an Indian to become an All England champion, national badminton coach Pullela Gopichand on Friday hinted that P.V. Sindhu is perfectly placed to achieve the rare feat after a stellar 2018 in which the star shuttler clinched the season-ending World Tour Finals title to end […]

India finish 5th in Moscow Shotgun World Championships

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 […]

Saina in semifinal, assures India of two bronze at Worlds

Glasgow:  Saina Nehwal returned to where she belongs while paving the way for Indian badminton’s foray into a territory hitherto unexplored, her semifinal entry also raising hopes of a first all-India summit showdown in the World Championships here. The Olympic bronze medallist advanced to the semifinal when she staved off the challenge from local favourite […]