Shantanu Srivastava

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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Asian Games: Annu Rani pulls a gold out of the hat

The 31-year-old unleashed her best throw of the year to clinch India's first-ever gold in the women's javelin

Annu Rani competes in the women's javelin throw final during the 2022 Asian Games(AFP)
Published on Oct 03, 2023 11:50 PM IST
By, Hangzhou

In our UP, it takes a gold medal to get you the DSP post: Parul Chaudhary

A brilliant late dash helps her win the 5000m gold at Hangzhou, hardly 24 hours after winning silver in the 3000m steeplechase

Gold medallist Parul Chaudhary pose for photo during the presentation ceremony of the Women's 5000m final event at the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou, China(PTI)
Updated on Oct 03, 2023 10:45 PM IST
By, Hangzhou

Nadeem injury rules out India-Pak javelin duel at Asian Games

Arshad complained of pain in his right knee after his first training session in Hangzhou.

Gold medallist India's Neeraj Chopra celebrates after the final with silver medallist Pakistan's Arshad Nadeem(REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 03, 2023 10:33 PM IST
By, Hangzhou

Asian Games: Jyothi, Deotale, Verma in compound archery finals

India's Atanu Das and Dhiraj squander bright victory chances in the men's individual recurve quarters at the Asian Games.

India's Jyothi Surekha Vennam competes against compatriot Aditi Gopichand Swami in the semifinal match of women's compound individual archery event at the 19th Asian Games(PTI)
Updated on Oct 03, 2023 09:00 PM IST
By, Hangzhou

Ancy Sojan takes MS Dhoni's rulebook to Asian Games podium

The 22-year-old turned in a a personal best leap of 6.63m to win silver in the women's long jump

Ancy's process, quite simply, is her training. And listening to some English and Tamil numbers, even a little jig
Published on Oct 03, 2023 12:01 AM IST

Parul, Ancy win silver, Tejaswin leads in decathlon

India women claim silver and bronze in 3000m steeplechase; Ancy Sojan leaps a personal best 6.63m to land silver in women’s long jump

Tejaswin Shankar is at the top of the standings in decathlon, Parul Chaudhary and Priti won silver and bronze and Ancy Sojan won silver in women's long jump.
Published on Oct 02, 2023 11:10 PM IST

Barman alleges she lost bronze medal to 'transgender' athlete

The 26-year-old defending champion finished her event with 5708 points on Sunday behind China's Zheng (6149 points), Ekaterina (6056 points), and Agasara (5712)

Barman deleted the tweet a few hours later.(REUTERS)
Published on Oct 02, 2023 10:30 PM IST

The DQ controversy that almost threw Yarraji off-track

After China's Yanni Wu was disqualified for a false start, the officials sought to disqualify the Indian too but better sense prevailed

India's Jyothi Yarraji reacts before the start of women's 100-meter hurdle final at the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou(PTI)
Published on Oct 02, 2023 12:17 AM IST
By, Hangzhou

Asian Games: Indian athletes bring glory in track & field disciplines

India's athletics team had a successful day at the Hangzhou Asian Games, winning nine medals, including two golds, to boost their overall medal count.

Avinash Sable celebrates after winning the gold medal in the men's 3000m steeplechase. (REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 02, 2023 06:00 AM IST
ByShantanu Srivastava, Hangzhou

Sable sets own agenda for steeplechase gold, Punia in podium at 40

Saroj Kumar and Harmilan Bains won silver in the men’s and women’s 1,500m with shot-putter Tajinderpal Toor clinching victory off his final throw.

Gold medallists India's Avinash Sable celebrates after winning the men's 3000m steeplechase final with silver medallist Japan's Ryoma Aoki and bronze medallist Japan's Seiya Sunada(REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 02, 2023 12:12 AM IST
By, Hangzhou

India clinch squash gold, beat Pak 10-2 in hockey

India and Pakistan faced off in various sports at the Asian Games, with India coming out on top in squash, hockey, and table tennis. The matches were intense and ill-tempered, highlighting the fierce rivalry between the two countries. India's dominance over Pakistan in these sports triggered wild celebrations in the Indian camp. India's men's hockey team won 10-2, the men's squash team won a grudge match, and the women's table tennis doubles pair stunned the reigning world champions. India's success in these events added to their impressive medal tally at the Asian Games.

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Updated on Sep 30, 2023 11:58 PM IST
ByShantanu Srivastava, Hangzhou

Tempers fly as India beat Pakistan to win gold

Abhay Singh saved two match points to pull off a sapping, stunning, and exhilarating 3-2 win over 19-year-old Noor Zaman.

Gold medallists India's Saurav Ghosal, Abhay Singh, Mahesh Mangaonkar and Harinder Pal Sandhu and silver medallist Pakistan's team pose for photos during the presentation ceremony (PTI)
Updated on Oct 02, 2023 08:09 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Kartik, Gulveer win silver, bronze, end India’s 25-year wait for 10,000m medal

Long jumpers Sreeshankar and Jeswin Aldrin and 100m hurdlers Jyothi Yarraji and Nithya Ramraj qualified for Sunday’s final in the Hangzhou Asian Games.

Both the Indians sneaked into medal contention in the last 100 metres after three of the fellow competitors fell in succession after bumping into each other.
Updated on Oct 01, 2023 12:26 AM IST
By, Hangzhou

Asian Games, in a way, marked the start of my journey: Neeraj Chopra

This will be the first time that the Indian javelin ace will be competing in a major competition as a defending champion

Neeraj Chopra, of India, makes an attempt in the Men's javelin throw final during the World Athletics Championships in Budapest(AP)
Published on Sep 30, 2023 04:16 PM IST
By, Hangzhou

Gold, silver for Palak, Esha in record haul for shooters

India's shooting team continues to dominate at the Asian Games, winning multiple gold medals and setting a world record. The country's medal tally now stands at 33.

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Updated on Sep 30, 2023 07:16 AM IST
ByShantanu Srivastava, Hangzhou

Swapnil Kusale’s heartbreak on verge of Games history

The 28-year-old, on the verge of sealing a first Asian Games 50m 3 positions gold for India, implodes with a shot of 7.6 to eventually finish fourth in Hangzhou

The 21-year-old has medalled in each of his four competitions in Hangzhou.(PTI)
Updated on Sep 29, 2023 11:03 PM IST

Neeraj Chopra, the Bolt of the Asian Games for fans, athletes

From shooters to equestrians, from multi-millionaire cricketers to women's basketball team — even foreign scribes — Neeraj mania has gripped everyone

 India's Neeraj Chopra during the men's javelin throw (REUTERS)
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 12:59 PM IST
By, Hangzhou

Agarwalla trots into Indian dressage history

Astride his nine-year-old stallion, the rider became the first Indian to win an individual dressage medal at the Asian Games, bronze, on Thursday

Anush Agarwalla rides his horse Etro as he competes in the Equestrian Dressage Individual Final event (PTI)
Published on Sep 29, 2023 12:31 AM IST

Youngsters make a big bang, claim 10m air pistol gold

Sarabjot Singh, Arjun Singh Cheema and Shiva Narwal pipped the Chinese trio for team title; Sarabjot missed out on an individual medal, finishing fourth.

Gold medal-winning Indian team shooters Sarabjot Singh, Arjun Singh Cheema and Shiva Narwal pose for pictures during presentation ceremony of the men's 10m air pistol event (PTI)
Published on Sep 28, 2023 10:33 PM IST
By, Hangzhou

Esha Singh rises to the challenge to clinch a magical silver

The 18-year-old had already clinched a team gold with Bhaker and Sangwan but the individual medal was the icing on the cake

On Wednesday, with the heat on in the sanitised Fuyang Yinhu Sports Centre range, Esha conjured a perfect recipe for a medal and danced her way from mid-table to the top two to continue her fairytale rise.(PTI)
Updated on Sep 28, 2023 08:22 AM IST

Will come back stronger, better: Manu Bhaker

Manu Bhaker's malfunction in the 25m pistol final brought back visions of the debacle she suffered in the 10m event at the Tokyo Olympics.

Bhaker called for the series to stop during the third sequence and complained of
Published on Sep 27, 2023 11:13 PM IST

25m pistol: Manu helps India clinch team gold, eyes individual glory

The 21-year-old superb qualifying round helped the Indian team win the 25m pistol gold with ease.

India shooter Manu Bhaker(Getty)
Updated on Sep 27, 2023 10:53 AM IST
By, Hangzhou

Indian riders pull off golden surprise after a 41-year wait

The Indian dressage team, considered underdogs, has won the country's first-ever gold in dressage at the Asian Games after a 41-year wait.

Gold medallists Anush Agarwalla Sudipti Hajela, Divyakriti Singh, and Hriday Vipul Chheda. (AFP)
Updated on Sep 27, 2023 06:18 AM IST
ByShantanu Srivastava, Hangzhou

Asian Games: Neha Thakur, Eabad Ali rise in high seas

Neha Thakur took silver in the girls’ dinghy ILCA4 event while Eabad Ali won a bronze in the men's windsurfer RS:X category.

Ali Eabad of India, right, celebrates his second place with Thailand's Natthaphong Phonoppharat(AP)
Published on Sep 26, 2023 10:48 PM IST
By, Hangzhou

Asian Games: Sparring partner unable to travel, Roshibina fights a lone battle

The 60kg wushu competitor at the Asian Games begins her campaign on Wednesday

Wushu: Naorem Roshibina Devi will meet Vietnam's Thi Thu Thuy Nguyen in the Sanda (combat) 60 kg semi-final(Twitter)
Published on Sep 26, 2023 07:44 PM IST
By, Hangzhou

‘Mandhana The Goddess’: Chinese fan travels from Beijing to watch batter play

A geology student, Wei took an overnight journey from Beijing and bought a match-day ticket for 100 yuan to watch his favourite cricketer in action

Wei Junyu holds 'Mandhana The Goddess' placard during Asian Games women's cricket final
Updated on Sep 26, 2023 08:17 AM IST
By, Hangzhou

'Mandhana The Goddess': Chinese fan travels from Beijing to watch batter play

Wei Junyu took an overnight journey from Beijing and bought a match-day ticket for 100 yuan to watch his favourite cricketer in action.

Given all that, a Chinese fan expressing admiration for an Indian cricketer came across as unusual(HT/ANI)
Published on Sep 26, 2023 12:11 AM IST

‘Nothing like ever before’: India women cricketers savour golden debut

India women cricketers rejoice after claiming the Asian Games gold, beating Sri Lanka by 19 runs in the final of the T20 competition in Hangzhou

The Indian women cricket team with their gold medals on the podium during the post-match presentation after the finals of Asian Games Women's T20I in Hangzhou
Published on Sep 25, 2023 09:46 PM IST
By, Hangzhou

Asian Games: India’s youth power glitters in 10m rifle team gold

Aishwary Tomar, Rudrankksh Patil and Divyansh Panwar set a world record to clinch the team gold ahead of China and Korea

Indian shooters Rudrankksh Patil (right), Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar (centre) and Divyansh Singh Panwar pose for photos after winning gold in the Men's 10m Air Rifle team event(PTI)
Updated on Sep 26, 2023 08:15 AM IST
By, Hangzhou

Indian shooters, rowers make a mark; boxer Nikhat makes rousing start

India won three silver and two bronze medals on the first day of the Asian Games. The medals were won in shooting and rowing events.

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Updated on Sep 25, 2023 12:05 AM IST
ByShantanu Srivastava, Hangzhou
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