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Asian Games 2018 bronze-medallist Harish Kumar sells tea on return to India
Sep 07, 2018 15:30
It has been a struggle for Harish’s family to meet their daily needs, but his mother is thankful to the Government for providing food and shelter to his son during the preparation period.
Swapna Barman wants government help to get a house near training base
Sep 07, 2018 21:46
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had promised Swapna Barman Rs 10 lakh and a government job a day after she scripted history by winning India’s first-ever heptathlon gold medal at the Asian Games in Jakarta.
Asian Games TV viewership better than FIFA World Cup, Wimbledon
Sep 07, 2018 09:21
Previous viewership of Asian Games were significantly lower at 40.9 million and 32.6 million in 2014 and 2010, respectively. However, these numbers, measured by TV ratings agency TAM, were for a different universe and hence no direct comparison can be...
Harshita Tomar hopes sailing bronze at Asian Games will keep her away from ‘boring’ books
Sep 06, 2018 22:48
Harshita Tomar,16, missed her class X exams to be in Jakarta for the Asian Games and as it turns out, the risk was worth taking as she ended up with a bronze in laser 4.7.
Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore rewards Govindan Lakshamanan with 10 lakh
Sep 06, 2018 19:44
Govindan Lakshmanan had stepped off the track momentarily, as he was hit by the spike of another athlete. The Indian team protested against the disqualification at two levels but it was turned down.
Government must provide financial help to popularise equestrian, says Fouaad Mirza
Sep 06, 2018 23:04
Fouaad Mirza recently became the first Indian to win an Asian Games individual medal in the equestrian event since 1982 besides guiding the country to a second-place finish in the team competition in Indonesia.
‘My calls for help weren’t answered’: Asian Games winner Divya Kakran tells Delhi CM Kejriwal
Sep 06, 2018 10:36
During an interaction with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal at the Delhi Secretariat, the Divya Kakran said the city government offered her help only after she won the medal, but no assistance came her way “at the time of need”.
PM Narendra Modi congratulates Asiad medallists, asks them to work harder for Olympic glory
Sep 05, 2018 17:24
India won a record medal haul at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang, by bagging 69 medals, beating the previous best of 65 won at the Guangzhou Asiad in 2010.
Didn’t realise was flanked by Chinese and Pakistani athletes on podium: Neeraj Chopra
Sep 05, 2018 17:24
Neeraj Chopra broke the national record with a throw of 88.06m, while China’s Liu Qizhen (82.22m) and bronze to Pakistan’s Arshad Nadeem (80.75m) were distant second and third.
Asia Cup 2018: MS Dhoni, Rohit Sharma fine tune batting skills in nets – Watch video
Sep 17, 2018 19:17
India will be aiming to make short work of minnows Hong Kong in their Asia Cup 2018 opener before getting battle-ready for their clash against Pakistan on Wednesday.
Exclusive: Neeraj Chopra sees Asian Games gold medal as a stepping stone towards Olympic dream
Sep 13, 2018 19:21
Neeraj Chopra became the first Indian after the legendary Milkha Singh to win the Commonwealth and Asian Games gold medals in the same year.
Sudha Singh targets Tokyo high after Jakarta boost
Sep 13, 2018 09:06
Sudha has decided to rest and skip the Open Nationals later this month at Bhubaneswar. She however, plans to participate at the World Railways Athletics at Ostrava (Czech Republic) in October.
Asian Games gold medallist Swapna Barman wants coach to help her achieve Olympics dream
Sep 13, 2018 08:52
Fixing Swapna Barman’s body will take precedence over everything. The All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi has offered to treat her according to reports, but she will be flying to Mumbai.
India vs England: KL Rahul surpasses Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli with century at Oval
Sep 11, 2018 21:11
KL Rahul, who scored 149 in 224 balls, went past the previous record of 146 which belonged to Dilip Vengsarkar on Day 5 of the fifth Test between India and England at the Oval.
I could have logged more points: Asian Games gold medallist Swapna Barman
Sep 04, 2018 23:24
Swapna Barman collected 6026 points, her career best, to win the gold. Her earlier best total from the seven events was 5942. The national record of 6211 still stands in the name of J J Sobha since 2004.
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