Sebastian Vettel added his name at the head of an illustrious list at Suzuka on Sunday. Not only did he join legends Alberto Ascari, Juan Manuel Fangio, Jack Brabham, Alain Prost, Ayrton Senna, Michael Schumacher, Mika Hakkinen and Fernando Alonso as the only men to successfully defend the F1 drivers' crown.
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Bhiwani boxer Vikas Krishan is the second Indian, after Vijender Singh, to win a World Championship medal. HT spoke to the new boxing sensation. Saurabh Duggal reports.
Ever wondered what goes through a F1 driver's head while doing those crazy speeds? HT probes into Narain Karthikeyan's mind to understand what it takes to drive one of these monster cars. And, it's not as simple as you may have thought. Vinayak Pande
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The easy-going, guitar-strumming lad is going through the grind of professional tennis. And loving every moment of it...
He may have a lifetime of football memories, but Franz Beckenbauer's greatest moment is bringing the 2006 World Cup to Germany, he tells Dhiman Sarkar
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Achanta Sharath Kamal, who is preparing for the London Olympics in Germany, believes he can better his Beijing Games' performance. Though he felt things had slowed down after the Commonwealth Games, Sharath was confident that he would qualify for the Games in the continental championships.
If in Michael Schumacher's halcyon days with Ferrari anyone dared to suggest that that there would come a time when an opponent, much less a teammate, would outperform the German ace, the person would 101 times out of 100 get a sarcastic reply, "Yeah, and the Boston Red Sox will win the World Series." Rohit Bhaskar in an interview with Nico Rosberg.
The lone male archer to qualify for the London Olympic Games so far, Jayanta Talukdar has led the Indian men’s recurve team to five gold, three silver and a bronze in World Cups, an Asian Championships team silver and a South Asian Games gold.
Tennis fans have been bemoaning the lack of colourful personalities on the court. But take Somdev Devvarman's word on this, the locker room is full of it. Deepti Patwardhan
Any football enthusiast would be as familiar with Liverpool legend Ian Rush as with his contemporaries, Diego Maradona and Michel Platini. The Welsh No.7, who led from the front during his two stints at Anfield through the 80s and early 90s, also remains the 119-year-old club's all-time top-scorer with 346 goals and FA Cup's highest goalscorer of the 20th century.
HT spoke to Chirag Tanna, head of operations, Pune FC, to get an idea of how this four-year-old club runs.
A journalist once said his name was the world’s most famous four-letter word. Once, to see him play a ceasefire was declared between warring factions in Nigeria.
The moment has arrived, and so have the players. World No. 6 Peter Gade was the first to land in India to participate in the India Open Super Series starting on April 26 at the Sirifort Complex.
Ashwini Ponnappa is one of the hardest hitters on the international women’s badminton scene. But the 21-year-old, with the fastest recorded smash in women’s doubles, was considered to be ‘mild’ off the court, a trait that threatened to affect her career.
Given his looks and size, it is easy for Vikash Dhorasoo to be inconspicuous in India. Part of the France squad that finished runners-up in the 2006 World Cup during which he also made a short film called Substitute, the artistic midfielder spoke to HT on Friday.