Navneet Singh

Navneet Singh

Navneet Singh, who has been a journalist for 15 years, is part of the Delhi sports team and writes on Olympic sports, particularly athletics and doping. .

Articles by Navneet Singh
Indian shooter Manu Bhaker(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Indian shooter Manu Bhaker(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

Manu Bhaker, Saurabh to compete in inaugural Asian Shooting Championship

PUBLISHED ON JAN 10, 2021 11:06 PM IST
  • The event, according to Bhatia will be conducted in three disciplines---skeet, air rifle and pistol in both men and women’s section.
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File image of Sanjeev Rajput.(File)
File image of Sanjeev Rajput.(File)

Sanjeev Rajput stamps class in National Shooting trials

By Navneet Singh | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 10:39 PM IST
“I could have done better,” said Rajput, after his match. “The last card in the qualification was 94. Could have shot 97 or 98 but for some error it cost me three-four points.”
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Representational image(HT PHOTO))

Elite swimmers from Delhi dependent on Haryana pools for training

By Navneet Singh | New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2020 08:24 AM IST
Swimmers like Prachi Tokas, who excelled in the freestyle events at the 2019 National School Games, now travels every day to reach private pools bordering Delhi, where elite swimmers are being allowed to train from 4am to 6am.
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Rowing generic image(Getty Images)
Rowing generic image(Getty Images)

22 young rowers in limbo as a doping probe drags on

By Navneet Singh | New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2020 08:03 PM IST
22 members of the national under-18 rowing squad were caught in an alleged doping scandal after testing positive for a banned substance in mid 2019 during the national preparatory camp of the Rowing Federation of India (RFI) in Hyderabad.
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Representative photo. (HT PHOTO)
Representative photo. (HT PHOTO)

Olympic hopefuls, other top shooters gearing up for national selection trials

By Navneet Singh | New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2020 01:48 PM IST
The 10-day long trials in rifle and pistol commencing January 6 will see the likes of Asian Games champion in 10m air pistol Saurabh Chowdhary and top rifle shooter Divyansh Singh Panwar displaying their skills.
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File photo of Anshu Malik(Twitter)
File photo of Anshu Malik(Twitter)

Teenager Anshu Malik loses in wrestling World Cup final

By Navneet Singh | New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2020 07:40 AM IST
Anshu could not untangle herself from a firm hand grip of her opponent, who led 3-0 at the end of the first round before turning a defensive position into offense to add another two points.
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All not well with India’s Tokyo preparation

By Avishek Roy, Navneet Singh and Sandip Sikdar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2020 08:18 AM IST
Confusing quarantine rules, delayed start of camps and coaches’ resignations have hit Indian athletes hard.
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New Delhi: Gold medalist in Indian men's category Avinash Sable poses for a photograph at the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon, in New Delhi, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020. (PTI Photo/Kamal Singh)(PTI29-11-2020_000083B)(PTI)
New Delhi: Gold medalist in Indian men's category Avinash Sable poses for a photograph at the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon, in New Delhi, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020. (PTI Photo/Kamal Singh)(PTI29-11-2020_000083B)(PTI)

Steeplechaser Avinash Sable buoyed by full 2021 Diamond League season

By Navneet Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2020 03:47 PM IST
After the pandemic forced many events to be removed from Diamond League, the circuit is expected to feature as many as 32 disciplines in the 2021 season.
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Photo of injured pole vaulter Anuj(HT Sports)
Photo of injured pole vaulter Anuj(HT Sports)

India pole-vaulter alleges assault by coach at Jawaharlal Nehru stadium

By Navneet Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2020 12:40 AM IST
Anuj claims the coach attacked him on refusing to promise that he will only train under him
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File image of Hima Das.(Getty Images for IAAF)
File image of Hima Das.(Getty Images for IAAF)

Hima Das, Dutee Chand to power 4X100m relay team for Tokyo berth

By Navneet Singh and Avishek Roy | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2020 07:42 AM IST
ndia’s chief national coach Radhakrishnan Nair said Hima will now be preparing for the relay with Dutee and other members.
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Indian men's category Gold medalist Avinash Sable flanked by Silver medalist Srinu Bugatha and Bronze Medalist Durga Bahadur Budha pose for photographs at the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon.(PTI)
Indian men's category Gold medalist Avinash Sable flanked by Silver medalist Srinu Bugatha and Bronze Medalist Durga Bahadur Budha pose for photographs at the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon.(PTI)

Sable sets natl mark; Walelegn, Yehualaw win Delhi half-marathon titles

By Navneet Singh/Avishek Roy | New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2020 11:47 PM IST
Unlike previous years, the race was confined to the elite runners, international and domestic. And like every year, the focus was on distance runners from Africa’s rift valley, including Ethiopian two-time 5,000m world champion, Muktar Edris, who made his half-marathon debut.
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Participants run past the India Gate as they take part in the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon in New Delhi, India.(REUTERS)
Participants run past the India Gate as they take part in the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon in New Delhi, India.(REUTERS)

Half-marathon, a first since March

By Navneet Singh | New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2020 09:23 PM IST
Also missing is the usual bonhomie at the race venue, the Jawharlal Nehru Stadium, as the top runners from across the globe as well as Indians are in a biosecure bubble, an essential requirement for sport worldwide now.
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Photo of Steeplechase runner Avinash Sable(Twitter)
Photo of Steeplechase runner Avinash Sable(Twitter)

Steeplechase runner Avinash Sable wants to challenge the best at Delhi half-marathon

By Navneet Singh and Avishek Roy
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2020 10:00 PM IST
Sable, who has qualified for next year’s Olympics, has been frustrated like the rest of India’s elite athletes due to cancelled meets this year. And he has decided to test himself against the best in the race run on the Capital’s roads on Sunday.
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Representational image.(File)

India’s Italian skeet coach quits seeking say in selection

By Navneet Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2020 06:25 AM IST
“It is time to think and move on,” the 1996 Atlanta Olympics champion said from Capua, Italy. “I’ll be joining the new team (Qatar) shortl
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Representational image.(File)

Indian archers take aim for global online series

By Navneet Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2020 09:11 PM IST
The inaugural online competition, forced by the pandemic, will be held over four phases with the finals to be staged in February.
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Kushagra Rawat.
Kushagra Rawat.

After lock down, India swimmers chase A qualifying norm for Tokyo Olympics

By Navneet Singh | New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2020 04:44 PM IST
At least six Indian swimmers have achieved the second-level Olympic qualifying mark—B standard or Olympic Selection Time—but it only keeps them on course if the total quota of swimmers is not reached by the end of the qualification period.
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Children play on an abandoned trampoline in city}, India, on Sunday.(Shankar Narayan/HT PHOTO)
Children play on an abandoned trampoline in city}, India, on Sunday.(Shankar Narayan/HT PHOTO)

Fake certificates by ‘trampoline players’ on rise in Maharashtra

By Navneet Singh | New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2020 10:00 AM IST
Om Prakash Bakoria, commissioner, MSSD said that of the candidates who had applied for jobs with the department, only three had furnished genuine certificates over the said period.
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Indian shooters resume practice at the Karni Singh Shooting range.(HT Photo/Avishek Roy)
Indian shooters resume practice at the Karni Singh Shooting range.(HT Photo/Avishek Roy)

India’s Tokyo-qualified shooters end long wait to train as national camp starts

By Navneet Singh | New Delhi, Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2020 10:19 PM IST
The core group of 15 Olympics-bound shooters will look to regain form after months of disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
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A field hockey stick hits the ball during the international men's hockey test match between the New Zealand Black Sticks and India on October 11, 2015 in Christchurch, New Zealand(Getty Images)
A field hockey stick hits the ball during the international men's hockey test match between the New Zealand Black Sticks and India on October 11, 2015 in Christchurch, New Zealand(Getty Images)

Getting to the root of the hockey problem

By Navneet Singh | New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2020 02:50 PM IST
Nine players from that squad graduated to the senior team for the 2018 World Cup, held in Bhubaneswar. The home team couldn’t go beyond the second round.
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File image of Vijay Yadav.(File)
File image of Vijay Yadav.(File)

After fall, judoka Vijay Yadav dreams again

By Navneet Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2020 07:20 AM IST
From being ranked 60 in the world in Dec 2017, he finished 2018 as the world No 22, a ranking that would have given him automatic entry into the Olympics.
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Representational image.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Representational image.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

National shooting camp, twice postponed, set for October 21

By Navneet Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2020 08:13 PM IST
Delhi-based shooters can be in a week’s home quarantine before the camp but outstation participants must stay in isolation at a designated hotel, federation has said.
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India's Virdhawal Vikram Khade(AP)
India's Virdhawal Vikram Khade(AP)

Weary of waiting, swimmer Virdhawal Khade feels too late to make it to Tokyo Olympics

By Navneet Singh | New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2020 04:16 PM IST
Government will lift a seven-month shutdown of pools due to Covid-19, but freestyle ace not sure time enough to touch A qualification mark that assures spot in next year’s Games.
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Surender Kumar in action.(Getty Images)
Surender Kumar in action.(Getty Images)

Post Covid-19 complications may halt Surender Kumar return to Indian hockey

By Navneet Singh | New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2020 11:16 AM IST
The chances of India defender Surender Kumar taking the field when the hockey competition resumes in 2021 has become slim because of post Covid-19 complication.
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Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Sports minister Kiren Rijiju urges WADA chief to lift ban on New Delhi lab

By Navneet Singh | New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2020 09:47 PM IST
The National Dope Testing Laboratory is under suspension by WADA since August 2019 but Rijiju assured its chief Witold Banka that all issues have been addressed.
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Yadav hasn’t joined but those among the 26 listed who have will be quarantined for 14 days at the SAI campus in Sonepat.(Image Courtesy: Narsingh Yadav/Facebook)
Yadav hasn’t joined but those among the 26 listed who have will be quarantined for 14 days at the SAI campus in Sonepat.(Image Courtesy: Narsingh Yadav/Facebook)

Wrestling camp starts, Narsingh Yadav set to join

By Navneet Singh/Sharad Deep | New Delhi/Lucknow
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2020 12:05 AM IST
Scheduled to start on Tuesday in Lucknow, the women’s camp got deferred as a number of employees at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) tested positive for Covid-19.
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Representational image.(File)

Covid-19 travel restrictions is a dampener for archery camp

By Navneet Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2020 09:11 PM IST
The couple staying in Kolkata, said Pramod Chandurkar, general secretary of Archery Federation of India (AAI), have expressed their inability to join the camp as there is issue of getting a direct flight from Kolkata to Pune that is under lockdown till August 31.
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File image of Adille Sumariwalla.(Getty Images)
File image of Adille Sumariwalla.(Getty Images)

No September start to athletics due to Covid-19

By Navneet Singh | New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2020 10:48 PM IST
The revised domestic athletics season will not start in September, said Adille Sumariwalla, president of the Athletics Federation of India (AFI).
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Tababi Devi(Twitter)
Tababi Devi(Twitter)

Coaches dismayed as judoka starlet Tababi Devi walks away

By Navneet Singh | New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2020 02:11 PM IST
Tababi Devi, who had reached the final in the U-44 kg class, looked on course when at 18 she won gold at the Asia-Oceania Cadet championships in July last year in the higher weight division (U-48kg). They could rejoice unearthing a great talent from a state known to produce many international woman athletes.
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Target testing is a process where only those athletes with sharp dip or spike in performance are tested.(Getty Images)
Target testing is a process where only those athletes with sharp dip or spike in performance are tested.(Getty Images)

NADA readies draft to resume testing

By Navneet Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2020 11:52 PM IST
The National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) has prepared a draft to resume testing elite athletes in contention for 2021 Tokyo Olympics, said its director-general Navin Aggarwal.
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File image of Thanakal Gopi.(HT)
File image of Thanakal Gopi.(HT)

For Tokyo cut, road runner Gopi eyes 2021 races

By Navneet Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2020 12:17 PM IST
To qualify for Tokyo, Gopi will need to clock 2:11:30, which is seven minutes less than the qualifying mark for the 2016 Olympics.
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