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Shantanu Srivastava is an experienced sports journalist who has worked across print and digital media. He covers cricket and Olympic sports.

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Wrestler Anshu hopes to make Japanese lessons count

The training trips to Yokohama has given the youngster belief she can win a 57kg Olympic medal in Paris

India’s 57kg wrestler Anshu Malik is confident her training stints in Japan with help win a medal at the Paris Olympics (File photo) (HT PHOTO)
Published on Jul 16, 2024 10:15 PM IST
ByShantanu Srivastava

Mayweather fan Nishant Dev confident of making his mark in Paris

Nishant Dev, an Indian boxer training in Germany, aims for Olympic gold in a tough 71kg division, drawing inspiration from Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Boxer Nishant Dev will take part in 71kg category at Paris Olympics. (BFI)
Updated on Jul 14, 2024 10:26 PM IST
ByShantanu Srivastava

My only target is to give my 100 percent: Rhythm

Rhythm Sangwan, a young Indian pistol shooter with an impressive record, aims for success at the Olympics, drawing inspiration from experienced teammate Manu Bhaker.

Rhythm Sangwan will represent India in the 10m air pistol event at the Paris Olympics. (NRAI)
Updated on Jul 13, 2024 05:06 AM IST
ByShantanu Srivastava

IOA sets up medical and sports science team for Paris Olympics

he 13-member team will travel to the French capital to offer round the clock support to travelling athletes

Dr. Dinshaw Pardiwala will head the 13-member team of sports science experts that will travel to Paris for the Olympics (X)
Updated on Jul 06, 2024 05:06 AM IST
ByShantanu Srivastava

In-form Shruti Vora hopes to get nod for Paris Olympics

Shruti Vora made history earlier this month by becoming the first rider from the country to win a three-star Grand Prix event in dressage

Shruti Vora. (PTI)
Published on Jun 25, 2024 01:09 PM IST
ByShantanu Srivastava

Shruti Vora stakes claim for Paris Olympics with silver in Brno

India’s dressage rider achieves her second MER for Paris Games with a score of 68.174 at GP in Czech Republic

Astride her 12-year-old gelding Magnanimous, Vora was in stellar form throughout her nine-minute routine, and even led the seven-rider competition before being overtaken by Poland’s Katarzyna Milczarek (69.304 points).(PTI)
Published on Jun 23, 2024 12:19 AM IST

Shruti Vora first Indian to win 3 star GP in dressage, closes in on Paris dream

Astride Magnanimous, Vora finished ahead of Moldova’s Tatiana Antonenco and Austria’s Juliane Jerich in Lipica, Slovenia

Shruti Vora in action at the FEI Dressage World Cup in Slovenia(Getty)
Updated on Jun 14, 2024 12:09 AM IST

Olympics: Indian men’s boxing dip blamed on selection policy

For the first time in 40 years, India will send only two male boxers for the Olympics, while four women will go to Paris

World championships silver medallist Amit Panghal(PTI)
Published on Jun 12, 2024 11:04 PM IST

Olympics: Sailor Vishnu Saravanan chases high winds in Paris

Training with top competitors in Marseille, the Olympics sailing venue, Vishnu Saravanan is upbeat heading into his second Games.

Indian sailor Vishnu Saravanan(REUTERS)
Published on Jun 11, 2024 11:48 PM IST

Antim, Anshu take silver in Budapest

Antim and Anshu lost the one-sided finals while double World Championships medallist Vinesh Phogat fell at the quarter-final stage

Antim Panghal(Hindustan Times)
Published on Jun 07, 2024 11:06 PM IST

Paris-bound wrestler Aman Sehrawat wins silver in Budapest Ranking series

The 20-year-old Indian came unstuck against the pace of Japan's double Worlds medallist Rei Higuchi in the final.

India's Paris-bound wrestler Aman Sehrawat lost the final of Budapest Ranking Series(HT)
Published on Jun 06, 2024 11:58 PM IST

India's boxing world champs yet to receive prize money

The quartet of Nitu Ghanghas, Nikhat Zareen, Lovlina Borgohain, and Saweety Boora are waiting for their $100,000 winners' cheque from IBA

Nikhat Zareen in action(PTI)
Published on Jun 06, 2024 10:23 PM IST

Bajrang's provisional suspension revoked

Punia had argued that his refusal to give sample was "not intentional"

Bajrang Punia's provisional suspension has been revoked.(PTI)
Published on Jun 03, 2024 11:36 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Amit Panghal bids to atone for Tokyo heartbreak in Paris Olympics

Olympic quota secured, the 51kg boxer has plans for a short training stint in Australia under former India HPD Santiago Nieva

World championships silver medallist Amit Panghal (PTI file)
Published on Jun 03, 2024 11:07 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Running for cover, a crying need in searing summer heat

Building indoor stadia could be the key to help athletes train around the year, especially when temperatures zoom past the mid 40 degrees Celsius

Another option could be to change the training session timings to beat the heat, as Mirabai Chanu did in Patiala before the Tokyo Olympics.(REUTERS)
Published on May 30, 2024 12:28 AM IST

Sandeep Singh: An Olympic shooting dream visualised at his frozen Siachen post

The 28-year-old Armyman topped the 10m air rifle trials against far higher rated rivals to bag a Paris Games spot

Sandeep Singh, now 28, the Naib Subedar attached to the Sikh Light Infantry has had a stop-start career so far.
Updated on May 28, 2024 09:02 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Shattered Dahiya picks up the pieces

Heartbroken after missing out on Paris Olympics selection, the Tokyo Games medallist is finding solace in a motivational book, dad’s support.

Ravi Dahiya will miss Paris Olympics.(HT_PRINT)
Published on May 25, 2024 11:27 PM IST

Shirse smashes record, with a little help from Elmo

The 21 year-old from Maharashtra’s Sambhaji Nagar broke the 110m hurdles national mark, and now has sights set on meeting the Paris Olympics entry standard

Tejas Shirse broke the national record in Finland.
Published on May 24, 2024 08:30 AM IST
By, New Delhi

WFI decision to cancel Olympic trials smacks of unprofessionalism: Vinesh Phogat

The double Worlds medallist came down heavily on WFI's decision of not conducting a trial to pick the team for the Paris Olympics

India wrestler Vinesh Phogat.((Photo by Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times))
Published on May 21, 2024 11:36 PM IST

Parveen Hooda suspended, BFI set to field Jaismine to retake 57kg quota

The BFI has unofficially sounded off Lamboria to get ready for the second World Qualifier in 57kg category after Parveen Hooda earned a sanction till 2025

Parveen Hooda
Updated on May 17, 2024 11:13 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Boxing: Olympic-bound Parveen suspended for whereabouts violation

The 57kg boxer, who had earned a quota for India at the Asian Games, has been provisionally suspended for 18 months

India's Parveen Hooda in action.(PTI)
Published on May 16, 2024 11:08 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Federation Cup: Back home, Neeraj takes it easy

Competing at home for the first time in three years since he became the Olympic champion, Neeraj Chopra won the Federation Cup with a throw of 82.27m

Neeraj Chopra makes a throw during the men's Javelin Throw event at the 27th National Federation Senior Athletics Competition(PTI)
Published on May 15, 2024 08:48 PM IST

Shaili Singh seeks reset to qualify for Paris

The long jumper is ironing out technical chinks and targets competitions in Europe in a bid to enter her first Olympics

Uttar Pradesh's Shaili Singh competes in women's long jump event.(PTI)
Published on May 07, 2024 11:46 PM IST

Bajrang Punia to challenge NADA suspension over not giving dope sample

Wrestler’s lawyer says submission will be made before anti-doping body’s appeals panel by its Tuesday deadline

NADA served a notice to the wrestler on April 23 and gave Bajrang Punia until May 7 to give his reply(REUTERS)
Published on May 05, 2024 08:41 PM IST
By, New Delhi

‘Daughters have lost’: Wrestler Sakshi Malik on Brij Bhushan’s son's candidature

Brij Bhushan’s younger son, Karan (33), was elected as the Uttar Pradesh Wrestling Association president this February

Security personnel detain wrestler Sakshi Malik during a protest march towards new Parliament building on May 28, 2023. (PTI)
Updated on May 03, 2024 09:21 AM IST

Chhatrasal to cut down on trainees after attack on coach

Tokyo silver medallist Ravi Dahiya will be part of the committee that will select the residential wrestlers at the academy

The committee is likely to be formed over the next few days and the retained wrestlers will be back in the residential facility
Published on May 02, 2024 09:16 PM IST

Indian athletes hope to jumpstart Paris Olympics berth quest in busy season

Only two months are left for Indian athletes to qualify for the Games by achieving the entry standard.

Shaili Singh of India competes in the Women's Long Jump Final at the Seiko Golden Grand Prix last year(Getty)
Published on May 02, 2024 12:23 AM IST
By, New Delhi

UWW threatens to suspend WFI and India's wrestlers too

In a letter signed by UWW president, wrestling's global governing body has reiterated its determination to uphold WFI's independence and autonomy

Nenad Lalovic during the ASOIF General Assembly earlier this month(Getty)
Published on Apr 26, 2024 11:10 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Back in the mix, boxer Amit Panghal chases his Olympic dream

In the national squad after almost two years, the 2019 Worlds silver medallist believes he can end the male boxers’ wait for a Paris quota spot

Amit Panghal will have his only chance to qualify for the Paris Olympics(BFI)
Published on Apr 24, 2024 11:09 PM IST

Olympics shooting trials: Sift, Niraj top 50m 3P trials

In the women’s final, Sift overcame Ashi’s challenge while Niraj edged out Paris quota holder Swapnil in men at the Karni Singh ranges

Sift came to the fore in the final thanks to a brilliant prone round, taking the lead. (PTI)
Published on Apr 24, 2024 09:35 PM IST
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